Kinect

Microsoft Kinect lives on as a new sensor package for Azure

Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing camera for its Xbox consoles was walking dead for the longest time. Last October, it finally passed away peacefully — or so we thought. At its Build devel

Crunch Report | Amazon’s New Cloud Cam and Key

Amazon's new Cloud Cam and Key, the Microsoft Kinect isn't being manufactured anymore and Honolulu is the first city to start fining people for crossing the street while looking at their screen. All t

Microsoft finally kills off the Kinect, but the tech will live on in other devices

Microsoft’s Kinect had a rapid ascent and slow, sputtering demise — it was an inelegant end, as the company couldn’t find a permanent spot for the once revolutionary accessory. Now Microsoft is

CMU researchers create a huge dome that can read body language

The Panoptic Studio is a new body scanner created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that will be used to understand body language in real situations. The scanner, which looks like something

Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device, yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up vir

Sony Buys Gesture-Tracker And 3D-Sensor Maker, SoftKinetic

Sony has announced it has acquired Belgium-based SoftKinetic, a maker of 3D sensing computer vision technologies including Kinect-style depth cameras, CMOS depth chips and gesture-tracking middleware.

Mobile Devices Will Either Have 3D Sensors Or Suffer Flat Sales

When Apple’s “Shot on iPhone 6” ad campaign covered billboards and posters in 24 cities around the world, it proved two things: The quality of mobile camera technology is astronomical, and mobil

Seagate, Toshiba, Scality And Others Launch Kinetic Open Storage Platform For Smart, Low-Overhead Cloud Object Storage

Two years ago, Seagate debuted a new technology for hard drives that essentially gives applications direct access to some of its drives over an Ethernet connection to store objects using key-value pai

Apple Patents Eye-Tracking And Visual Control Tech For Mac, iOS And Beyond

Apple has been granted a patent (via AppleInsider) that describes a method for tracking eye movement and using it to control UI elements on computing devices. The gaze-based control system also includ

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

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

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 fab

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.

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 s

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

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

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

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

The U.S. has pledged <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/world/europe/edward-snowden.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes">not to seek the death penalty</a> for NSA-

Microsoft Confirms That The Xbox One Will Come With An Incredibly Sensitive New Kinect

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/05/21/heres-your-new-xbox-one-microsofts-all-in-one-home-entertainment-system/">Xbox One</a> was just unveiled at Microsoft's Redmond campus and, true to

Yandex, Russia’s ‘Homegrown Google’, Looks At Gesture-Based Interfaces To Power Apps

Russian search giant Yandex has collaborated on developing an experimental gesture-based interface to explore how similar tech could be incorporated into future social apps and mobile products. As its
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