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Watch your language in the living room: Kinect to punish gamers for potty mouths

Upcoming basketball game NBA 2K13 will use the Kinect to assign technical fouls for players who swear at the ref. If it's not the silliest use of Kinect ever, it may be close.
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Mirrorly’s new scanning technology could get you out of the dressing room and into new clothes

Upcoming startup Mirrorly combines Kinect with its new scanning technology to create what's supposedly a highly accurate digital way to try on clothes.

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor review

What it lacks in a giant, oversized novelty controller, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor makes up for it in ... well, nothing actually.

3 ways a Microsoft Tablet will change Xbox

If Microsoft enters the tablet wars as a manufacturer, the move will have a significant impact on Xbox, both the brand, the Xbox Live online network and storefront, and the Xbox 360 console itself.
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Kinect-based mood analysis could bolster Microsoft’s advertising efforts

A new patent application points toward a future in which ads are tailored to you based on your body language and other subtle cues.
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Flutter raises $1.4 million to improve its app answer to gesture control

Flutter brings gesture control to your Macs' music library via Webcam, and now it has the money to invest in the technology and make the move to Windows.

Microsoft Kinect leaves Earth’s orbit in experimental satellite docking system

The Kinect's applications to the world beyond gaming grows as a satellite technology uses the motion controller to build a potentially revolutionary new docking system.
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Opinion: How to earn a Ferrari and help launch a new search company

Visual search startup Serge promises to deliver camera-based searches from smartphones, while Isis provides a novel way to try on clothing in stores using Microsoft Kinect.

Microsoft preparing Internet Explorer for Xbox 360 with Kinect support

Microsoft brings a new version of its web browser to the Xbox 360.

Avengers: Battle for Earth coming to Wii U and Kinect from Ubisoft this year

Ubisoft mixes one part Avengers with two parts motion control this year with Battle for Earth.

The men behind the music of Kinect Star Wars explain terrifying process of taking on a dream

We speak with Gordy Haab and Kyle Newmaster, the composers behind the music of Kinect Star Wars, and talk about the process of composing music for games, how they got started as composer, and the joy of being a rancor.

Jetsetter: Square-Enix comes to India, Dreamcast gets a new shooter from Germany

In Jetsetter for the week ending May 4, we take a look at Square-Enix's contest to find India's next great game designer, China's first legal gaming console since 2000, and Germany's NG:Dev.Team, a studio keeping the Dreamcast and Neo-Geo…