Weekend tech reading: Why Sony turned down Kinect

By on November 28, 2010, 2:05 PM
Sony: Why we turned down Kinect Is PlayStation Move merely an evolution of the Wii? Is it a poor substitute for the controller-free Kinect? Or is it the beginning of the future of motion controllers? For Anton Mikhailov, a software engineer at Sony, along with Dr. Richard Marks, one of the brains behind the snazzy tech, Move isn't a motion controller at all, and was never designed to be. Speaking to Eurogamer, Mikhailov details how Move came to be, discusses where it will go next, and explains why Sony turned down Kinect in 2002. Eurogamer

A bully finds a pulpit on the web Shopping online in late July, Clarabelle Rodriguez typed the name of her favorite eyeglass brand into Google’s search bar. In moments, she found the perfect frames — made by a French company called Lafont — on a Web site that looked snazzy and stood at the top of the search results. Not the tippy-top, where the paid ads are found, but under those, on Google’s version of the gold-medal podium, where the most relevant and popular site is displayed. NY Times

Apple to unveil new iPad in January, new MacBooks in April As December approaches and 2011 looms, Apple is juggling a lot of balls up in the air. Of course, everyone's expecting the iPhone 4 to hit Verizon in early 2011, a move which should only serve to increase already booming iPhone sales. And now comes word via Three Guys and a Podcast that Apple has two special events planned for the first quarter of the new year. Edible Apple

Rage developer interview: John Carmack Wolfenstein. Doom. Quake. The list of franchises produced by John Carmack and id Software reads like the DNA of the First Person Shooter. Not only are Carmack and id credited with inventing the genre, they went a long way to revolutionising it on the PC platform. Telegraph

Copyright lawyers sue lawyer who helped copyright defendants Attorneys for the U.S. Copyright Group have filed a lawsuit against a lawyer who sold "self-help" documents to people who had been sued by the USCG, demanding that he pay the costs involved in dealing with the people who used the documents he sold. The Escapist

LGA 775 still makes up 65 percent of Intel's market today It is something that you don’t see every day, and something that catches you off guard. In Q4 2010 a massive 65 percent of all Intel desktop CPUs are socket 775 based. This is the Core 2 Duo / Quad and current Celeron socket. Fudzilla

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