The deal gives Apple proven technology (it powers Microsoft’s Kinect controllers) that could be used in a wide range of contexts.
Researchers have hacked a Kinect to help users finally make eye-contact during video calls.
A patent filed by Microsoft shows off a head-mounted display with eye-tracking mechanisms and multiplayer capabilities that could bring Kinect Glasses to life.
Throw your hands up in the air – and wave them at your TV screen: A new open source app makes it possible to control Google Tv devices with a Kinect. The hack shows what’s possible when you let third-party developers toy with remote control capabilities.
TVs that pause programming when you go to the bathroom, iPads that grey out your Facebook feed when you hand over the device to a coworker: PredictGaze wants to use simple webcams to control devices without having you wonder over potential privacy pitfalls.
Gesture recognition app Flutter just came out with a new version that makes it possible to skip from one Spotify song to another with a simple gesture, captured by your webcam. Of course, you could just press a key. But Flutter’s plans are much more ambitious.
The new car year is fast approaching but not every model is ready to be produced. That presented a problem for Nissan and its 2013 Pathfinder. The solution? Use the designs to create a virtual reality experience of the vehicle with Microsoft’s Kinect as the interface.
If the Kinect and the Wii popularized the idea of gestures controlling machines, the rise of startups working in the area will take the tech…
Already selling 1 million units in 10 days, Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect controller is a hit. I can see why; it’s intuitive, fun, and it finally gives parents like me a chance to beat the kids in a video game, even if I look stupid doing it.
As price competition continues to put pressure on mobile operators, O2 has come up with a new customer retention strategy: give them a game…
I’m in the business of identifying when there’s a change in the wind coming that will push us in a new direction. On balance, I’ve been succ…