Microsoft Kinect

Rumor: Walmart cutting 4GB Xbox 360 price to $250 August 28

Want a new Xbox? Next week is the time to buy as Walmart may be dropping a 4GB Kinect bundle down by $50


Is the Kinect able to withstand a drop on concrete?

A pair of Microsoft engineers describe the Kinect development process, and reveal some of the interesting ways the system was tested.


Students build lightsaber-wielding ‘Jedibot’ powered by Kinect

One step closer to arming our future Cyberdyne overlords with lightsabers, a group of students at Stanford used Microsoft's Kinect to build a robotic arm strong in the Force.

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E3 2011 hands-on: Kinect Star Wars

As part of its efforts to expand the appeal of Kinect, Microsoft has teamed with LucasArts to give players a chance to control a Jedi without any controller at all. But does it work? Our hands-on E3 impressions.


Kinect PC SDK to support skeleton tracking for two players, directional mic controls

Microsoft to support skeletal tracking and full mutli-directional mic control in the forthcoming release of its Kinect software development kit for PC.


Gmail Motion April Fool’s joke becomes reality with Kinect

Researchers at the Institute for Creative Technologies have turned Gmail Motion from a funny April Fools' joke into a demonstrable reality. Video included.


Death of the mouse: How eye-tracking technology could save the PC

First it was the mouse, then touch control, then motion. On Friday, we got our hands on Tobii's new eye-tracking laptop, which could potentially eliminate the need for the mouse by keeping tabs on what you're looking at with astounding accuracy.


Xbox Kinect sales reach 10 million, earns Guinness World Record

Xbox 360 Kinect has sold 10 million hardware and software units, earning it a Guinness World Record.


Apple retains dominance in movie VOD market

Though competitors have made inroads, Apple continues to own the video on demand market with a 64.5 percent share of online movie and video purchases in 2010.


Imagining Windows 8: Embedded Xbox, Kinect, and Surface

Drawing technologies from across Microsoft’s many divisions could make Windows 8 the most drastically improved version of the OS yet.


Kinect will come to PCs, says Microsoft CEO

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Kinect will come to PCs in a matter of time. The news comes from CES as the company expands the role of Kinect in the Xbox 360.


Man hacks Kinect to play World of Warcraft with gestures

A group at the University of Southern California have created open-source software that uses the Microsoft Kinect motion camera to control actions on a computer.


Microsoft’s Kinect sells 1 million in 10 days

Microsoft announced that it has sold a million Kinect units in its first 10 days on the market.


Microsoft Kinect launch title roundup

From Kinect Sports to Fighters Uncaged, we evaluate all the first Kinect titles to see which are worth your cash, and which are destined for the bargain bin.


Fighters Uncaged Review

We review Ubisoft's Fighters Uncaged for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Kinect.