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Skyrim Kinect Support Is On The Way

Are you sick of loading up the menu every time you want to save or load a game? Tired of clicking buttons to switch between weapons, slowing down your progression in immeasurable ways? Are you frustrated that yelling your favorite …

Kinect Researchers Developing Mood Detection

Reasearch teams at Microsoft are in the research and development stages of finding out whether or not the Kinect will be able to use a players posture and speach patterns to detect their mood. The player’s state of mind will …

SemanticMap Uses Microsoft’s Kinect, Kind Of Like Project Glass Without Glasses SemanticMap Uses Microsoft’s Kinect, Kind Of Like Project Glass Without Glasses

Google isn’t the only tech giant doing interesting things with augmented reality. There’s a video available for viewing (but not for embedding, unfortunately) from Design at Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing). It’s simply called SemanticMap – Vision, and is similar to …

Kinect Accelerator Participants Announced Kinect Accelerator Participants Announced

It’s pretty obvious now that Kinect is not just for games that have you flail your arms wildly about in hopes of beating your opponent senseless in Kinect Sports Boxing. The hardware has inspired countless innovations in how we interact …

Star Wars Kinect Features Dance Off

Star Wars Kinect had ten different studios working on the new XBok 360 title. That’s over 200 people collaborating on the project. You would have thought with so many people, one of them would have realized there are going to …

Kinect Star Wars Demos, Interviews Hit YouTube

Demos of the new Star Wars game for Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 have been hitting YouTube, thanks to a spring showcase from the company. I’m not going to bore you with too much text, but will rather let you …

Will Google Enter The Gaming Market With Its Own Kinect-Style Device?

If Google’s quiet submission of a patent application back in 2010 is any indication, the company may want you to keep your hands off their Android smartphones and tablets in the future. Which could be a good thing. Last week, …

Study: Players Enjoy Motion Games More
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A Baylor University research study finds that gamers get more pleasure from motion-based video games, Baylor University researchers find. The newest motion-based video games — which are more interactive than standard video game systems with gamepads — are more realistic, …

Galatic Dance Off On Star Wars Kinect Is Laughable
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Yes, I realize the upcoming Star Wars Kinect is going to give us geeks a chance to see Slave Leia dance, but after watching the upcoming trailer for the game, which features a heavy dose of the Galatic Dance Off …

NYC FIRST Robotics Competition uses Kinect NYC FIRST Robotics Competition uses Kinect

FIRST Mega Weekend is a competition amongst some of the brightest young minds in the world. For three days in March, young people from The USA, Brazil, Canada, Turkey and Jamaica gather in New York for team challenges in technology, …

Star Wars Kinect Features A Dancing Slave Leia

If this isn’t considered the most important video gaming discovery of the week, if not the year, I don’t know what is. I mean, how many times do you get to say “Dancing Slave Leia” in relation to video games? …

Angry Birds Demoed With Kinect-Like Controls

It seems like Angry Birds is just about everywhere these days. A Kinect version seems like a perfect fit, but we haven’t seen one yet. This new tech demo leaves no more excuse. While it may not be a Kinect, …

Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video) Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video)
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Microsoft has pushed the boundaries between physical and digital worlds with their popular gaming interface Kinect. Now they plan to test this technology in the desktop PC market, with a Kinect-intigrated 3D desktop. Microsoft Research reveals at their recent TechForum …

Xbox 360 and Kinect Now Come In White

Have you been on the fence about getting an Xbox 360 with Kinect or did you just not like the color scheme? Well, Microsoft has a deal fo you. Major Nelson announced today on his blog that a special edition …

Kinect Shopping Cart Takes Whole Foods Shoppers To Aisles Of The Future Kinect Shopping Cart Takes Whole Foods Shoppers To Aisles Of The Future

Checking your phone, pushing a shopping cart, reading the nutritional info on that new Cheerios variant, reining in your hyper-curious children – going to the grocery store can be an exhausting exercise in multitasking. If you choose to do your …

Mass Effect 3 Kinect Voice Commands Detailed
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It’s been public knowledge since last year that Mass Effect 3 would be using the Xbox 360 Kinect for voice commands. Funny thing about voice commands in games though, you have to be awfully specific for them to work. If …

Windows Media Center Gets Kinect Support Windows Media Center Gets Kinect Support
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Windows Media Center was always one of the coolest pieces of software that Microsoft put out. Kinect support makes it 20 percent cooler. Thanks to the release of Kinect for Windows, a developer has added in support for the hardware …

Kinect For Windows Launches Today
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Kinect for Windows launched today – pause for celebration. Now that the celebration is over, we can get into the stuff that really matters on the Kinect for Windows front – software. Over on the Microsoft blog, the Kinect team …

Microsoft Puts Web TV Plans On Hold Microsoft Puts Web TV Plans On Hold

You might have to wait a bit longer for that Microsoft Web TV program, but at least there’s still Netflix. Reuters is reporting that inside sources have told them that Microsoft has put their long talked about Web TV program …

CES 2012 Already Has A Best In Show Contender CES 2012 Already Has A Best In Show Contender
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During CES, Chaotic Moon Labs announced their “Board of Awesomeness,” which may be the best product name of the show. While CES is always a joy to cover, the massive influx of everybody announcing new phones or TVs sometimes gets …

CES 2012: Microsoft Announces Kinect For Windows
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Kinect is finally making the official move from Xbox 360 to Windows-based PCs. Last night at Microsoft’s final CES keynote, they announced that the Kinect hardware would be coming to Windows-based PCs on February 1 in 12 countries. The Kinect …