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You Can Kinect in More Ways than One

One hardware surprise that has come about for Microsoft is Kinect. This hardware is a motion sensing input device for the Xbox 360 video game console and Windows PCs. The Xbox 360 console operates around a webcam-style add-on peripheral.…

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Three Entertainment Apps for XBox

Three new entertainment apps are now available on Xbox LIVE. They are xfinity from Comcast, HBO Go from HBO, and MLB.tv xfinity Comcast launched the XFINITY TV on-demand service on…

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New Kinect technology – Beamatron

During the past year, Microsoft Kinect has seen the technology go from gamers to uses in science and education. Now Microsoft has revealed a new use for Kinect. Its latest…

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Kinect makes an Impact as Education Hardware

Kinect is being used for education purposes. This is a surprise given that When Microsoft Corp. launched Kinect worldwide in 2010, it’s intended market was the gaming crew. And it…

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Microsoft To Talk Windows 8 Gaming at GDC 2012

The annual Games Developer Conference takes place on March 6th and this year Microsoft will be holding a session to take a look at gaming in Windows 8 as well as Xbox Live.

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Kinect For Windows Has Arrived

Yesterday the very first official Kinect devices for Windows went on sale in 12 different countries all over the world including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the US.

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Could Kinect Be Coming To Laptops?

Microsofts Kinect has certainly been popular among consumers and hackers a like. Before Microsoft announced an official Kinect SDK, hackers had already managed to get the Kinect sensor running with Windows 7

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Microsoft Looking To Bring Kinect Into Windows 8 Laptops?

The devices appear to be Asus netbooks which are running what we assume to be the developer preview edition of Windows 8. There’s an array of small sensors covering the top of the screen where the webcam is normally found and at the bottom of the display there appears to be a set of LEDs.

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Microsoft’s XBox 360 Top Seller for 12 Straight Months

The bad economy notwithstanding, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has been very successful. For 12 straight months, the Xbox 360 has been a successful selling console. By the Numbers According to Microsoft,…

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New Kinect for Windows Coming on February 1st

Last year, Kinect sold 18 million units, which gave it the honor from Guinness World Record for the fastest selling consumer electronics device ever. As Microsoft and users will attest,…

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Kinect Coming To Windows February 1st – Preorder Now!

It seems like a long time ago that I was reporting on a hacker winning a prize fund after he created a driver that allowed him to use Microsofts Kinect…

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Kinect Coming to the PC “Early 2012″

Microsoft have today confirmed that Kinect will be coming to the PC early this year “not as a hack but as a commercial product with dedicated PC hardware”.  Some changes include…

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Microsoft Kinect in Science and Medicine

Xbox 360 was released in November 2010, since then it has become a sensation. The Xbox 360 is great for playing games. But it does more than that. If you’re…

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Microsoft Announce Kinect For Windows

Microsoft have announced a new Kinect sensor for Windows which will be more desktop friendly and optimised for use with Windows. It’s due to launch in early 2012

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Microsoft Offering $20,000 to Kinect Developers

Microsoft have offered $20000 in funding as well as all the office space, equipment and brains needed for developers to get their Kinect ideas off the ground.

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Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 2 adds Support for the Microsoft Windows 8

Last week was the one year anniversary of Kinect and Microsoft showed the new Kinect Effect blog relating to the device.  But now, here is the new Kinect for Windows website.…

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Kinect for Windows is Confirmed for 2012

It’s the one thing I personally expected Microsoft to do by the time Windows 8 launched and today the company confirmed that early next year they will release a commercial…

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Kinect Hack lets you look silly while doing your banking

It never ceases to amaze me how imaginative people are being with Microsoft’s Kinect controller.  Only last week I was running a workshop for a group of Microsoft MVPs on future…

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