Your Kinect just got a bit more connected. This weekend, Microsoft announced two major new updates to its popular sensor, making good on promises the company first made in May. Now, you can use the Kinect as a webcam.
Created by industrial designer Nate Asis, the Digital Hand uses Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect device to uniquely design home furniture. As of now, the project allows someone to design a table, plate, and blanket.
Microsoft announced that it will discontinue support for its Xbox Fitness service in 2017, permanently closing off access to its associated Xbox One app and rendering user-purchased content inoperable.
Microsoft has removed many of its partnered development houses from the official Microsoft Studios website, suggesting that the company has more closures in mind following its recent shuttering of Lionhead and Press Play.
Microsoft has announced that while the Kinect will no longer be sold for Windows, developers don't have to worry about its availability for the platform thanks to an adapter that allows the Kinect for Xbox One to connect to Windows PCs.
Imagine scanning yourself into a videogame or virtual world. Think of the design possibilities for tailored goods and services if companies had a realistic 3D model of your body. We had a chat with Bill O’Farrell of Body Labs to find out…