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Microsoft announces Windows-specific Kinect hardware

Microsoft has announced that they are developing new Kinect hardware designed specifically for Windows-based PCs. The company revealed a Kinect for Windows commercial program a few weeks ago that will launch in early 2012 but this is the first we…

Microsoft introduces NUads, interactive TV ads with Kinect

Microsoft has announced plans to bring interactive ads to Xbox 360 consoles using the voice and gesture-recognizing capabilities of Kinect. Speaking at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Microsoft's General Manager for the Advertising Business Group Mark Kroese unveiled Kinect NUads,…

Microsoft releases Kinect for Windows SDK Beta

As promised, Microsoft has made the Kinect for Windows SDK beta available for download, enabling programmers to create applications for PCs utilizing motion-sensing technology. This non-commercial version of the SDK will give users full access to everything the peripheral has…

Acer launches all-in-one PC with Kinect-like media controls

Acer has added a new 3D-ready member to its All-In-One PC lineup: the Acer Aspire Z5763. This multimedia-focused system is powered by an Intel Core i5 2400, i5 2500, or i7 2600 processor, along with Nvidia's 3D Vision technology and…

Kinect hacked to work on the PlayStation 3

Hacker Shantanu Goel has got his Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect accessory to work with the Sony PlayStation 3. He achieved the feat by connecting the Kinect to his laptop, which is running PrimeSense's Kinect drivers (as well as the OpenNI…

Microsoft announces plans for Kinect SDK

When the Kinect first launched back in November it took the hacking community mere hours to develop unofficial PC drivers and start toying with numerous alternative uses for the device, showing off stuff like Minority Report-style interfaces and holographic video…

Microsoft shows off WP7 integration with Xbox Kinect

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft not only unveiled what was coming for Windows Phone 7 this year, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer decided it was time to lift the curtain on a Technology Preview featuring WP7 and…

Asus, PrimeSense intro Kinect-like controller for PC

Asus and PrimeSense, the Israeli firm behind the 3D sensing solution in Microsoft's Kinect, have partnered up to develop a motion controller for PC. The Asus-branded "Xtion" looks remarkably similar to the Xbox 360 add-on, and although it utilizes the…