Microsoft Kinect

Scientists develop imaging tech to help 3D cameras see in bright light

Depth-sensing 3D cameras like the Microsoft Kinect have issues seeing in bright light. A new technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Toronto helps cameras make out the 3D contours in any lighting…

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…

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.

Kinect sells 20 million units

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

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.

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.
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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.

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.
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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.

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.
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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.

Dance Central 2 Review

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