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Surface Mini Kinect Features

Kinect-like face recognition, touchless control tipped for Surface Mini

December 17th, 2013

The rumored Surface Mini Windows tablet that wasn’t introduced alongside the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 earlier this year is still coming, a report from Chinese publication WPDang (via UnwiredView) claims, adding that some Kinect-like functionality will be included. Apparently the Surface Mini will be launched in 2014 and feature an 8-inch display …

Microsoft Xbox One Kinect Privacy Statement

Microsoft attempts to assuage fears over Kinect privacy invasion

November 4th, 2013

As the month of next-generation console releases begins, both Sony and Microsoft are tying up every loose end that they can in order to provide as clear a picture as possible of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A major point of contention for many gamers in regards to the Xbox One has been the …

Xbox One Kinect Challenges

Video: Here’s how Microsoft rebuilt Kinect for the Xbox One

October 3rd, 2013

The motion sensing technology in the current generation of video game consoles left something to be desired. Despite a successful launch and some impressive tech within, Xbox 360’s Kinect never quite received the critical acclaim or the developer backing Microsoft must have hoped for. The Kinect team had an even taller order this time around, …

Microsoft Kinect Sign Language

Microsoft Kinect’s most amazing feat yet: Translating sign language

August 1st, 2013

When it comes to gaming, Microsoft’s Kinect sensor is clearly one of the biggest developments in recent history — and the best is yet to come when Microsoft debuts its all new sensor alongside the Xbox One. But the Kinect is much more than just a gaming accessory, and Microsoft researchers have shown time and …

Microsoft Kinect Costs

Kinect costs almost as much as the Xbox One to build

July 15th, 2013

An anonymous Microsoft employee claims that manufacturing the Kinect sensor costs “almost as much” as manufacturing the Xbox One. The information was revealed in an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit, which was verified to be authentic by Reddit moderators. The employee explained that the Kinect plays a major role in the Xbox One experience, …

Lewis Black Video Google Glass Xbox Kinect

Video: Daily Show’s Lewis Black mocks Google Glass, Xbox One over privacy

June 14th, 2013

With all the controversy over the NSA’s massive data mining operations, comedian Lewis Black has turned his eye toward two of the most potentially invasive new technologies that are primed to hit the market soon: Google Glass and Microsoft’s new Kinect sensor that can track your facial expressions. On The Daily Show this week, Black …

Microsoft Kinect Smartphone App

App uses Kinect to help save lives of oblivious texters

June 6th, 2013

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manitoba has developed a mobile app that uses depth-sensing cameras to alert people who are about to suffer collisions because they’re staring at their smartphones instead of watching where they’re going. The application, known as CrashAlert, is still in the early stages of development, but in the future …

Microsoft Windows Xbox Kinect Sensor

Microsoft’s Kinect comes to Windows next year

May 23rd, 2013

With all the emphasis that Microsoft is giving to its redesigned Kinect sensor as a key feature of the Xbox One, it’s not surprising that the company wants to bring it to its Windows operating system as well. And sure enough, Microsoft on Thursday announced that it will “deliver a new generation Kinect for Windows …

Xbox One Kinect

Microsoft debuts completely redesigned Kinect for Xbox One

May 21st, 2013

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a redesigned Kinect motion sensor at its Xbox One press event in Redmond, Washington. The accessory comes bundled with the new gaming console and delivers faster performance, improved gestures and voice recognition, and more. The sensor will allow for gamers to use a variety of voice commands to control the console, …