Microsoft brings the Xbox One’s Kinect to PC, Xbox One graphics to DirectX 12 (Updated)

The next-generation of Microsoft’s Kinect that debuted with the Xbox One is coming to the PC. No word on when it will launch, but according to Microsoft it will be soon.
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Oculus Rift and Kinect used to power robot arm for NASA

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory pairs an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset with Microsoft's second-generation Kinect in a robot arm experiment meant to explore possible remote control interfaces for use in outer space.

Apple officially owns the company that made Microsoft’s Kinect

Apple representatives have confirmed that it has made a deal to purchase PrimeSense, a 3D sensor company that became famous for its work with Microsoft's Kinect sensor.

Xbox One code redemption is fast and easy, you just need to let Kinect into your life…

Redeeming download codes and content codes on the Xbox One is as simple as holding up a slip of paper with a QR code on it in front of the Kinect and waiting a couple of seconds for the camera to read it.

Xbox Fitness brings celebrity trainers, Kinect workouts to Xbox One

Bringing greater focus to fitness applications on the Xbox One, Microsoft's Xbox Fitness platform will allow Xbox Live Gold users to workout with popular trainers and measure performance with the Kinect.

Ubi Interactive’s Kinect app turns any surface into a touchscreen

Ubi Interactive, in partnership with Microsoft, launched a new app for the Kinect that turns any image projected onto a surface into a giant touchscreen. The software has the Kinect and a projector working together to create a touch display…

Microsoft confirms you won’t need a Kinect for the Xbox One to work

Microsoft’s Xbox One chief platform architect Marc Whitten confirms another change of policy regarding the Xbox One: you won’t need to have the Kinect plugged in for the console to work.
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Apple may be planning Kinect-style controls for its rumored TV

Even though reports that Apple had acquired PrimeSense, the Israeli company behind the technology in Microsoft’s Kinect, were shot down, the very prospect of getting their hands on that kind of technology leads to some intriguing…

Xbox One and Windows PCs require separate second-gen Kinect hardware

Microsoft second-gen Kinect that ships with Xbox One won't be compatible with Windows PCs. Software developers will need a separate Kinect for Windows device, and early SDK access applications for that are now open.

Xbox One doesn’t come with a headset, but Kinect still works for voice chat

Microsoft confirms that the Xbox One ships with no headset, and that console users will instead be able to make use of the new Kinect camera's powerful microphone and noise filtering capabilities.

Can Kinect and the cloud silence seething Xbox One critics? We’ll see

Microsoft's Xbox 101 meeting at E3 2013 takes a closer look at the important role that cloud computing could play in enhancing your games. We also get a better sense of what the new Kinect can do.

The Digital Self: Is the Xbox One the latest privacy fiasco, or am I just a crank?

The Xbox One has sparked the latest round of warnings over consumer privacy. But given the lack of negative consequences from data collection so far, are those of us who warn about such perils prophets or cranks?