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Successors of Microsoft's Kinect technology live on, but the peripheral that allows you to use yourself as an Xbox controller is no longer being manufactured.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 19 June 2015 13:23

Obituary for Microsoft Kinect for Xbox

Kinect for Xbox, who died at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2015 briefing, was a revolutionary and controversial motion sensor gaming input device which was once the darling of celebrities and the apple of its parent, Microsoft’s eye.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:58

Video: Earthlight gives you the astronaut’s view

Combining the virtual reality visuals of the Oculus Rift with the motion detection of the Kinect 2 Earthlight puts you in the rather foreboding position of an astronaut 430 kilometres above the surface of mother Earth.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 02 January 2015 12:43

The original Windows Kinect will be diskinected

The first Kinect camera for the Xbox 360 and then Windows PCs, from Israeli company Primesense, now owned by Apple, is being phased out in favour of the Xbox One’s new Kinect camera.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:59

Xbox One drops Kinect

Lauded for the technology, but perhaps only realised in potential form only, the Xbox Kinect device has been officially dropped as an included device in a new, cheaper Xbox One retail offer.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:50

Google starts a 3D dance with Project Tango

Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, aka its 'stuff of the future' team, has announced Project Tango, a 5-inch Android phone prototype that tracks 3D motion and used the data to generate a 3D map of its environment.

Published in Development
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 11:55

Apple acquires sensor startup PrimeSense

Apple is again on the move, this time acquiring Israel-based motion technology company PrimeSense for a reported US$350 million.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 10 October 2013 15:36

Leap Motion leaps into Aussie stores

A couple of months after its online launch the 3D gesture control device Leap Motion has officially launched in Australia today in Dick Smith stores.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 15:26

IBES invests $460,000 in broadband research

The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society has awarded over $460,000 in seed funding to 11 lucky new projects from researchers at the University of Melbourne.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:42

Kinect not compulsory for Xbox One

Microsoft has made another 180 on its Xbox One policies, this time backing down on making its Kinect sensor mandatory for the new console.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 07 June 2013 10:58

Microsoft releases X-files for new console

Microsoft has finally cleared up many questions surrounding its upcoming Xbox One console, and the news is not great for gamers.

Published in Entertainment

Bethesda is adding the ability to shout at your TV whilst playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, adding Kinect support so those hard won dragon souls can be put to good use, and you will also get to meet your neighbours when they arrive to complain about the noise.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 10:30

Do the Jedi dance with Kinect Star Wars

Microsoft has released details for a Kinect Star Wars themed limited edition Xbox 360 available in April.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 20:18

Microsoft announces Kinect hardware for Windows

Microsoft has confirmed that special optimised hardware will be available for Kinect when the Windows-based version is released early next year.

Published in Entertainment

Microsoft has acquired video search engine VideoSurf for a reported $70 million and plans to add its video tagging technology to Xbox Live.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:55

Price waved lower on Xbox 360 Kinect bundles

Standing in front of your TV jumping up and down like a fool suddenly got cheaper as Microsoft announced price drops for Xbox 360 Kinect bundles.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 15:18

Four dance at once in Just Dance 3

Get three of your buddies off the couch to make fools of themselves with the Xbox 360 Kinect version of the Just Dance 3.

Published in Entertainment

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away LucasArts decided to support the Kinect, the motion detection controller for the Xbox 360, so the Kinect Star Wars project was built.  LucasArts, who previewed the game at E3 this year have announced a new Xbox 360 bundle, plus the introduction of Podracing.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:09

Kinect for the PlayStation 4 in 2012

Taiwan based electronic component maker drops the info on the PlayStation 4.  Due out at the end of 2012 and featuring a new controller to read body movement just like the Kinect from rival Microsoft console the Xbox 360.  Unlikely?

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:15

Black Eyed Peas on Kinect and Wii

With the success of Ubisoft's Just Dance titles on the Nintendo Wii it was inevitable the concept would be both broadened in platform and appeal.  Hence welcome The Black Eyed Peas Experience, joining Michael Jackson in expanding our dance fun at home in front of the Wii or Xbox 360 Kinect.  Just don't swing those Wii-motes too high you wouldn't want a black eye.

Published in Entertainment
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