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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple is again on the move, this time acquiring Israel-based motion technology company PrimeSense for a reported US$350 million.
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.
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.
Microsoft has made another 180 on its Xbox One policies, this time backing down on making its Kinect sensor mandatory for the new console.
Microsoft has finally cleared up many questions surrounding its upcoming Xbox One console, and the news is not great for gamers.
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.
Microsoft has released details for a Kinect Star Wars themed limited edition Xbox 360 available in April.
Microsoft has acquired video search engine VideoSurf for a reported $70 million and plans to add its video tagging technology to Xbox Live.
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.
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?
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