Kinect
Mobile

Microsoft may add Kinect gestures to upcoming Nokia McLaren Windows Phone

Microsoft looks to add Kinect-like gesture controls to the upcoming Nokia McLaren smartphone and other Windows Phone devices. The 3D Touch interface will use gestures to control phone call settings, dismiss notifications, and other app…
Gaming

Convenient? Yes, but it turns out Kinect was never essential for Xbox One

Microsoft’s hard line on bundling Kinect with the Xbox One got softer last week when it started selling the system for $100 cheaper without it. Lesson learned: The future is fantastic until you have to pay for it.
Gaming

Microsoft announces Kinect-less Xbox One for $400

Microsoft has announced that starting June 9 they will begin selling a less expensive model of the Xbox One that will come without the bundled Kinect motion sensor.
Features

Google Glass meets Kinect in ARI, a gesture-recognition app for smartglasses

Tired of talking to your smartglasses? ARI allows Google Glass users to control their specs with a literal wave of the hand.
Gaming

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.
Cool Tech

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.
Mobile

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.
Gaming

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.
Gaming

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.
Computing

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…
Gaming

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.
Home Theater

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…