Microsoft Kinect

Best fitness gadgets and tech to get you into shape

There's no doubt 2014 is proving to be the year of the wearable fitness devices actually worth, well, wearing. Check out our picks for the best fitness trackers, whether you prefer a simple clip-on, sleek bracelet, or stylish necklace touting an LED display.

Mobile

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 on any surface.

Computing

Thalmic Labs’ founder on ditching touch screens, nixing mice, and why gesture control is the future

Aaron Grant, co-founder of Thalmic Labs, shares his vision for the future of gesture control in computing and details what sets the MYO armband apart from the motion-sensing crowd.

Computing

Kinect sells 20 million units

"That number's just continuing to grow," says Microsoft rep of Kinect sales.

Gaming

Apple iTV rumor: Prototype in Canadian labs with Siri and Kinect-like features

Apple is reported to have given potential Canadian launch partners iTV prototypes for testing, which may exhibit Siri and Kinect-like functionalities.

Apple

Kinect technology is heading to laptops

With the Microsoft Kinect motion controller has become extremely popular among Xbox 360 owners, the software giant is also looking for a way to bring the technology into laptops.

Computing

Chip Solar House is powered by the sun and controlled through Xbox Kinect

A solar powered house you control with the flick of your wrists? It might sound like something you would see in a science fiction film, but thanks to the collaborative efforts of Caltech and SCI-Arch it is now a reality.

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Microsoft fumbles UFC promotion on Xbox Live, promises improvements

While Microsoft continues to strike up a relationship with sports fanatics to help promote the Xbox 360 as a media device, a recent promotion related to UFC went awry after technical difficulties.

Gaming

Engineer uses programmable robot with Wii and Kinect to pet a cat

New video featuring Kinect- and Wii-powered robot offers some consolation that our pets will be well taken care of when the machine revolution arrives.

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Just Dance 3 for Kinect Review

Review: Ubisoft's Just Dance 3 returns for Kinect. While it doesn't set a new standard for motion gaming, it manages to meet expectations.

Gaming

Microsoft’s OmniTouch turns any surface into a touchscreen

While the Microsoft Kinect has Xbox 360 owners waving their hands around wildly, a team of researchers working at Microsoft have developed a more focused, personal multi-touch device.

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Dance Central 2 Review

Review: Harmonix's Dance Central 2 returns for Kinect, with more of what you expect, plus a few new surprises.

Gaming

Would you use Kinect for banking?

Lithuanian company shows off Kinect-based banking application that pays bills with a wave of your hand.

Gaming

Majesco finds success on Kinect and Wii – Twister Mania and other family titles coming

Majesco has teamed with Hasbro to bring Twister to the Xbox 360 Kinect. The game is just one example of the company's dedication to family-friendly fun.

Gaming

2025 Tech: Everyday gadgets and gizmos in your near future

Sorry, no cyborgs here. From TVs that know what you want to watch, to autonomous cars and smarter appliances, here are the devices experts really think will change the way we live in 2025.

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