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  • Google’s Project Tango Includes Tech Apple-Acquired 3D Imaging Company PrimeSense

    Google’s Project Tango Includes Tech Apple-Acquired 3D Imaging Company PrimeSense

    If you want a hint of what might be on the horizon at Apple, look to Google – or at least look to its Project Tango experimental 3D depth-sensing smartphone. Tango got a teardown just the other day, and later on iFixit determined that one of its key components comes from what is now an Apple subsidiary (via 9to5Google), thanks to a deal that wrapped up last November. PrimeSense, which is… Read More

  • Apple, PrimeSense And Perceptive Computing Or: Why Your Phone Will See In 3D

    Apple, PrimeSense And Perceptive Computing Or: Why Your Phone Will See In 3D

    Last month Apple confirmed the acquisition of Israeli motion-sensing company PrimeSense. Initial thoughts turned towards applications in the Apple TV set-top box, but other reports that Apple was interested in its ‘mapping’ capabilities as well. After some digging and asking around, it seems like there might be more than meets the eye with this particular acquisition. Apple could… Read More

  • Done Deal: Apple Confirms It Acquired Israeli 3D Sensor Company PrimeSense

    Done Deal: Apple Confirms It Acquired Israeli 3D Sensor Company PrimeSense

    Well, it’s about time. After months of speculation and persistent rumors, Apple today confirmed that it indeed acquired Israeli 3D sensor company Primesense, as first reported by AllThingsD. Early reports pegged the transaction as costing Cupertino between $300 and $350 million, but ATD claims the figure was closer to $360 million and anyone hoping Apple will step in with the correct… Read More

  • Apple Reportedly Close To Buying 3D Sensor Maker PrimeSense For $345M, But No Deal Yet

    Apple Reportedly Close To Buying 3D Sensor Maker PrimeSense For $345M, But No Deal Yet

    It looks like another Israeli startup is getting to another sizable exit. This time it’s 3D sensor manufacturer, PrimeSense, which is perhaps best known for producing (and licensing) the gesture-based technology Microsoft uses in Kinect. Well, back in July my colleague Ingrid Lunden reported that Apple had become interested and was reportedly in acquisition talks with the Israeli… Read More

  • Gesture In The Picture, As Intel Picks Up Omek But PrimeSense Dismisses Apple Acquisition Rumors

    Gesture In The Picture, As Intel Picks Up Omek But PrimeSense Dismisses Apple Acquisition Rumors

    Yet more exits for Israeli startups, with the latest two developments a throwback to the hardware and engineering muscle that raised the tech profile of the region in the first place, before the Waze’s of the world got us thinking about Israel as a hotbed of consumer internet companies. Today, reports leaked out that Intel has acquired Omek Interactive, a company it had already invested… Read More

  • PrimeSense Human Interaction TV Personalization at CES 2012

    PrimeSense Demos A Gesture-Based Next-Gen TV Interface

    We’ve all seen the Kinect, or at least heard about its wonders. Well, the same company that hooked up Microsoft during “Project Natal” development has showed off some pretty wonderful technology at CES last week. It uses a 3D camera on top of your TV to let you interact with your television through gestures. To be honest, it looks a lot like any touchscreen interface… Read More

  • PrimeSense Positioning Itself For Integration With Next-Gen TVs

    PrimeSense Positioning Itself For Integration With Next-Gen TVs

    The great smartening of the idiot box continues. It was several years ago that we started seeing the first internet-connected TVs, and since then TV makers have been adding more and more slightly useful features, generally one or two per generation — it wouldn’t do to put them all out at once, of course. And while much functionality is still left to the set-top box, media player… Read More

  • Virtual Worlds Are So Hot Right Now: $345 Million Invested So Far This Year

    Virtual Worlds Are So Hot Right Now: $345 Million Invested So Far This Year

    I feel like today is Virtual World Day. We started off the morning covering the public beta launch of Vivaty, then Second Life and IBM announced that they bridged two virtual worlds, and Google launched its own version of virtual worlds with Lively. If it seems like everybody is starting their own virtual world, it is because they are. A report put out today by Virtual Worlds Management… Read More

  • PrimeSense could add 3D vision to consoles

    PrimeSense could add 3D vision to consoles

    Imagine the Wii with 3D vision. The console would understand if you were behind an object and images would move accordingly and you could reach out with your hand to “touch” items on the screen. The technology is real and it works and PrimeSense, a small Israeli company, is trying to release it into the wild. PrimeSense, which just closed a $20 million funding round led by… Read More

  • PrimeSense Raises $20M, Offers Immersive 3D Gaming Rigs

    PrimeSense Raises $20M, Offers Immersive 3D Gaming Rigs

    Imagine the Wii with 3D vision. The console would understand if you were behind an object and images would move accordingly and you could reach out with your hand to “touch” items on the screen. The technology is real and it works and PrimeSense, a small Israeli company, is trying to release it into the wild. PrimeSense, which just closed a $20 million funding round led by… Read More