Kinect

  • New Apple Patent From PrimeSense Covers Kinect-Style 3D Space Mapping

    New Apple Patent From PrimeSense Covers Kinect-Style 3D Space Mapping

    Apple has begun to transfer intellectual property over from PrimeSense, the Israeli firm it acquired last year. The company was a key partner to Microsoft, which licensed its tech to create the Kinect 3D motion sensing camera, which allows users to interact with Xbox and PC via gesture control. This first patent being reassigned from PrimeSense to Apple (via AppleInsider) covers some of the… Read More

  • Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Will Go On Sale October 7 For $149.99

    Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Will Go On Sale October 7 For $149.99

    Starting October 7, consumers who opted to buy an Xbox One without a Kinect will be able to snag one for $149.99. Microsoft unbundled the Kinect device from the Xbox One in a bid to lower the price of its current-generation console. Since then, according to the company, Xbox One sales have increased by more than 100 percent. The Xbox One is part of Microsoft’s larger Windows strategy… Read More

  • YC-Backed VizeraLabs Projects New Materials Onto Any Surface

    YC-Backed VizeraLabs Projects New Materials Onto Any Surface

    At stores with Y Combinator-backed VizeraLabs’s projector installed, you can see what every fabric looks like on a display model instantly. The company wants to replace the books full of different fabrics you can look through at furniture retailers with a projector and pretty much any device that can connect to its growing database of materials and patterns in the cloud. Read More

  • New Kinect For Windows Now Available For $199, Shipping July 15

    New Kinect For Windows Now Available For $199, Shipping July 15

    Microsoft previewed availability of its new Kinect for Windows version 2 back in June, but now the hardware is ready for anyone to pre-order for $199 through its website, with a ship date of July 15. The new version of the motion-tracking, video- and microphone-equipped interface device is based on its Xbox One counterpart. It aims to give developers ways to build more innovative… Read More

  • Developers Look To Create Transparency With Microsoft Kinect V2

    Developers Look To Create Transparency With Microsoft Kinect V2

    At NUI Central’s Kinect for Windows Hackathon, a projector on the ceiling creates an image of sand and shrubbery on the ground. The terrain is supposed to be Afghanistan. After walking around on the small projected space expecting nothing to happen, a boom and a white flash hit my senses. I stepped on a land mine, or at least that’s what the app, Sweeper, wants me to think. Read More

  • Developers Can Now Pre-Order The New Kinect For Windows Sensor For $199

    Developers Can Now Pre-Order The New Kinect For Windows Sensor For $199

    Today, Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows team announced that developers can pre-order the next-generation Kinect for Windows sensor from the Microsoft Store for $199 and receive it in July, “a few months ahead of general availability of sensors and the SDK.” The sensor, which is the same one that’s come with every Xbox One sold so far, is available for pre-order in… Read More

  • Microsoft Now Shipping Kinect For Windows Preview Kits To “Thousands” Of Developers

    Microsoft Now Shipping Kinect For Windows Preview Kits To “Thousands” Of Developers

    Today Microsoft announced that it is shipping developer preview kits of its new Kinect for Windows sensor and software. That means the company is getting the new Kinect (a pre-release version) and the code to run it into the hands of developers on the same day that the Xbox One launched. The Xbox One brings the living room variant of the new Kinect to average folk en masse. According to… Read More

  • Old Enough To Remember Paperboy For NES? Now You Can Live It With Oculus Rift

    Old Enough To Remember Paperboy For NES? Now You Can Live It With Oculus Rift

    Old school gamers will remember Paperboy, a 1984 arcade game that let you savour the pleasure of virtually breaking your neighbours windows by tossing a rolled up newspaper through their front room as you powered past on your bike. Creative tech company Globacore has decided to do an updated version of the Paperboy concept using an Oculus Rift, Kinect and Wahoo Fitness KickR. Read More

  • U.S. To Russia: We Won’t Kill Or Torture Snowden

    U.S. To Russia: We Won’t Kill Or Torture Snowden

    The U.S. has pledged not to seek the death penalty for NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden. To persuade the Minister of Justice to give up Snowden, it appears that Eric Holder had to ironically assure Russian authorities that it will respect human rights. “The United States would not seek the death penalty for Mr. Snowden should he return to the United States,” he wrote. “We… Read More

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