If you're familiar with Microsoft's Kinect technology, you were probably amazed the first time you saw it, since its motion tracking accuracy looks like it's been taken straight out of a science fiction movie. That said, having such an awesome technology restricted to just gaming would be quite a waste: that's why Razorfish, a company that designs creative user experiences, has applied it to shopping. Say hello to KinectShop!
We’ve already covered the massive line-up of games Microsoft announced at E3. In this post, we’ll cover the all-new Xbox Dashboard, Live TV, YouTube and Bing integration.
Ever since Microsoft announced its Kinect peripheral for Xbox 360, the world has both loved it and hated it in equal measure. Sure it's great for getting gamers off the couch and it offers something no other console can - controller-free gaming.
Its official now folks! The Skype+Microsoft deal is a go, with the Redmond-based software giant announcing today that they have acquired Skype for a whooping $8.5 Billion.
Not content with just being in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the fastest selling consumer electronics device, Microsoft is now going after another record and they need your help.
Kinect sure has been to places it wasn't designed for. Such is the power of hacking the devices and using them to your benefit. We have previously seen Kinect hacked to work with PlayStation 3. Not just that, some clever folks took just 24 hours to turn GMail's April fools joke into a working reality using Kinect, and much more.
Forza Motorsport 4 is one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2011, and if a video leaked to Kotaku is to be believed then we're in for a treat. Not only will the game feature more cars and more tracks but also more Kinect.
It's a headline we didn't expect to be writing, but sure enough it's true. One clever hacker has found a way to get the Xbox Kinect to work with Sony's PS3.
Vice president of Epic Games, Mark Rein, in an announcement of Unreal Engine 3 on the iPad, expressed his thoughts on the future of gaming consoles. He thought the future of Xbox gaming console could be a gaming tablet with a built-in Kinect.