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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matrix86 matrix86 said:

In response to the "Copyright lawyers sue lawyer who helped copyright defendants" article:

"Weaver is apparently claiming that the 19 cases filed using the self-help package have cost his firm $5000 and he wants Syfert to pay."

....HAHAHAHAHA!!! Good luck Weaver. That'll never happen. Now, you're losing thousands to have to actually go to court for these 19 cases, and you're going to spend thousands more to work up a lawsuit that's just going to get thrown out...no, that doesn't sound stupid at all. Not even the greatest lawer in the universe could possibly win that case.

If this keeps up, next thing we know, computer stores will be suing arthors of those "for dummies" books that write about how to fix your own computer. Slightly different situation, but same concept.

princeton princeton said:

Well if apple can put 960x640 on a 3.5" inch display then there's no reason the new ipad can't be 1920x1080. If apple released a 1080p tablet I'd pick it up in an instant.

treetops treetops said:

The first fps I remember is from the nes game contra, mm well more like 2d fps on the second stage, but yeah props to the wolfenstein creator, hes the reason I finished my school work in class! We had a computer in there and the first students to finish got to play for the remainder of the class.

Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

How can they challenge the 'right to a lawyer or legal representation' for any defendant? That is the most stupidest thing I've read for a while. Bad luck to them and I hope they get kicked pretty badly in the courts for that. By the way, one doesn't need to hire a lawyer, if they are capable enough to understand 'the law' and 'have reasonable knowledge/grasp on case law'.

edison5do said:

HAJAHAHA now the Sony ppl Downed Kinet because it wasnÂ't great..!! hajaha now after M$ is making lots of money and X360 is outselling the PS3. Saying this is admitin that eventually they unconsiusly HEPL M$ in the end. jajaj funny, after you diss a Hot looking Girl, after your nemesis pick her up you yell on the streets that you dump her.. and for what!

Recycle said:

I bought a Core 2 Quad the year when the i's were still in extreme editions only, and I regret having not waited out, but I'll probably stick to it as long as I can. For that reason, I can totally believe the LGA 775 statistic.

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