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Microsoft Patents A Smart Ring

Microsoft is known for working on cutting edge technology, with the technology used in the Kinect becoming a dream piece that was quickly built and mirrored in other gadgets and systems. The next piece of technology…

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Nintendo NX May Contain Kinect-Like Features

Rumours galore surround the Nintendo NX, the successor to the Wii U. Now it seems like another one has come forward thanks to a patent showing off what seems to be Kinect-like features. Nintendo took the…

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‘Vast Majority’of Xbox One Customers Still Use Kinect Says Microsoft

Microsoft originally opted for a heavy-handed approach with the Kinect sensor and forced consumers to purchase it as part of the basic Xbox One bundle. After public outrage regarding privacy concerns and Microsoft’s DRM plans, the…

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Twitch Streamer Uses Xbox Rock Band Guitar on Bloodborn

What do you get when you mix a Xbox 360 Rock Band 1 Guitar controller with a PS4 version of Bloodborne? Well, a bit of a headache getting it to work at first, but eventually an…

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Microsoft Stops Selling Kinect for Windows

In a move to streamline things Microsoft will be ceasing the sale of the Kinect for Windows and instead sell the XBox One Kinect and its PC adapter cable. It was selling essentially the same product…

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AVG Makes Glasses That Hide You From Facial Recognition Software

AVG, a company commonly known for protecting computing devices from viruses has embarked on an endeavour to protect your face from facial recognition software. The concept, as demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, relies on a pair…

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Kinect to Teach Police “Use of Force” Options

A new piece of software for the Windows version of Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect peripheral could be used to teach cops how to deal with confrontational situations. The system uses MILO Range, an “interactive use of force,…

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Xbox One HoloLens Plans Leaked – In 2012

Microsoft is no stranger to leaks. Most of the company’s plans have been some of the worst-kept secrets in the industry. Well now news has surfaced giving us a look at one of the biggest leaks…

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Microsoft Reveals the Fate of Xbox’s IllumiRoom Function

IllumiRoom started a lot of excitement when Microsoft showed it off Many of us wondered, and waited, for a product to be released. But nothing so far and most have probably given up hope by now. The…

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Microsoft Want Kinect Used to Recognise Shoppers, Minority Report-Style

Microsoft has proposed using its Kinect hardware in stores to recognise customers and track their shopping habits. The idea was put forward in a Microsoft blog post on Monday, entitled 2015: The Year of On-demand, Personalized…

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BBC iPlayer Available for Xbox One

Finally after a year of being available, you can now access BBC iPlayer on your Xbox One. The decision not to include a BBC iPlayer app with the Xbox One drew a great deal of criticism…

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You Can Now Order Pizza from an Xbox One

After announcing it in October, Domino’s Pizza yesterday released its Xbox One pizza delivery app. Now you barely have to stop playing to get your pizza fix – you can even order using Kinect’s gestures or its…

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Microsoft Create 3D Depth Sensor from Single-Camera Smartphone

Microsoft are tinkering with camera technology once again. Their Kinect technology may not be a smash hit with consumers as they once hoped it would be, but the underlying technology is not something they’re about to…

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Microsoft Reveal New Xbox One Bundles – Includes More Storage

Now Gamescon 2014 is well under way and there have been loads of awesome announcements in just a few days, on of these  is a few new Xbox One bundles that were announced by Microsoft. The…

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3D Video Streaming & Social VR Prototype Revealed for Oculus Rift

Convrge Team have created their first prototype for Oculus Rift and while it is incredibly rough around the edges, it does show some interesting features that can be squeezed out of off-the-shelf components such as the…

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Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul Turning on Xbox One Console via TV Advert

The new Xbox One advert which features Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is causing headaches for some Xbox One users, just as the actor says “Xbox On” at the start of the advert, the voice command turns…

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New Windows v2 Kinect Available For Pre-Order, Shipping to Start on the 15th of July

Microsoft’s team of engineers designated for the Kinect have announced that developers can finally pre-order the new Kinect for Windows v2 sensor from Microsoft’s Store at just $199. Microsoft has also stated that customers who pe-order…

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iPhone and Android Compatible Windows Smartwatch Rumored to be in Production

Apple, Samsung and other manufacturers to have announced their production of smartwatches may have yet another strong competitor coming at a rapid pace. According to Forbes, Microsoft is attempting to make its way into the wearable…

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Reduced Price Xbox One With No Kinect Coming Next Month

The console was is finally about to get into full swing, with E3 just around the corner and both consoles having been on the market for a few months, we can expect a wave of new…

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Korean Border Guarded By Kinect-powered Surveillance System

The Kinect has been used in a lot of different ways, but its main purpose is and always was Gaming. Although, the Kinect sensor has been used in other non-game related experiments as well, which include…

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NASA Control Robot With Kinect 2 And Oculus Rift

NASA are no stranger to innovation, which is exactly why they signed up for the Kinect for Windows developer program in order to get their hands on the Kinect 2. It wouldn’t be the first time…

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More Exhibition Hall Gallery @ Insomnia i50

Insomnia i50 Lanniversary is in full swing and while we bring you coverage of some of the booth, we thought you might like to see what else is going on around the show with a quick…

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Apple Buys PrimeSense, Original Co-Creators Of Kinect

Back in July is was rumoured that Apple were looking to purchase PrimeSense, and now it looks like that deal has gone ahead as Apple acquire the Israeli based company who helped create the core technology…

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Interworks Unlimited Announces The Xbox One Privacy Cover For Kinect 2

Interworks Unlimited have announced the InterWorks Unlimited Xbox One Privacy Cover accessory for the Kinect 2. The designer’s first peripheral in a line up for Xbox One, the InterWorks Unlimited Xbox One Privacy Cover features a…

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Microsoft Demo Code-Entry Via Kinect 2.0 On Xbox One

One thing I hate about my Xbox 360 is that I use store bought top up cards for Xbox Live. Entering the code can be a bit of a fiddle, especially with the on screen keyboard…

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Microsoft Announces Three Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles

Microsoft has unveiled three new Xbox 360 holiday bundles with just over a month left for the official Xbox One launch. To appeal to our tastes and most definitely our budget, despite the imminent launch of…

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Microsoft Says Kinect Can Obtain Biometric Information Through Sensors

A Microsoft Executive, Zulfi Alam, has told CVG that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor is capable of detecting Biometric information. Such a sensor was apparently due to be integrated into the Xbox One controller but was…