News tagged ‘kinect’

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012

Australian Composer/Developer Uses Kinect to Play 83-Year-Old Organ

Australian Composer/Developer Uses Kinect to Play 83-Year-Old Organ

Think Microsoft's Kinect is all about motion-sensing games? You'll have to re-evaluate what you know about Kinect, when you hear (and see) what Australian composer and developer Chris Vik did with it using Kinectar, a toolkit that uses the Kinect sensor as a MIDI controller.

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012

Microsoft to Release Kinect for Windows Version 1.5 in May

Microsoft to Release Kinect for Windows Version 1.5 in May

Offering Windows users a different interactive experience via the Kinect, Kinect for Windows will see an upgrade, version 1.5, at the end of May.

Thursday, 2 Feb 2012

Microsoft Releases Kinect For Windows

Microsoft Releases Kinect For Windows

14 months after the release of Kinect for Xbox 360, Microsoft have released Kinect for Windows. However, they will not be supporting the device with games, instead, its intended market will be commercial clients and developers.

Monday, 4 Apr 2011

Google's April Fools Joke Turns Real

Google's April Fools Joke Turns Real

On April Fools, Google created a new service called Gmail Motion as a prank, but researches have actually made it a real thing.

Friday, 28 Jan 2011

Kinect Boosts Microsoft to Record Revenues

Kinect Boosts Microsoft to Record Revenues

Microsoft's second quarter results have been announced and it looks like its Entertainment & Devices Division aka the Xbox division has delivered, with revenues up by 55%.

Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010

Kinect Hacked to Play World of Warcraft

Kinect Hacked to Play World of Warcraft

Kinect has a lot of virtual and real world potential, if there's the right implementation. In fact, the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies has ported this motion sensing technology onto World of Warcraft.

Monday, 8 Nov 2010

Microsoft Kinect Paints Room In Invisible IR Dots

Microsoft Kinect Paints Room In Invisible IR Dots

Puzzled at how the Microsoft Kinect works with an additional Infrared projector? Then it's time to put on those nightvision goggles!

Thursday, 4 Nov 2010

How Xbox Kinect's Motion Detection Works

How Xbox Kinect's Motion Detection Works

Ever wondered how Microsoft Xbox Kinect's motion detection works? Wonder no longer, as Wired.com has your answers.

Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010

Microsoft announces pricing for Kinect  and a new Xbox 360 4GB console

Microsoft announces pricing for Kinect and a new Xbox 360 4GB console

Microsoft Corp. today announced an all-in-one opportunity to jump into the controller-free fun of Kinect this holiday: the all-new Xbox 360 4GB console, the revolutionary Kinect sensor and "Kinect Adventures" packaged together for a suggested retail price of S$469.

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