Tag Archive: Kinect

Apple’s 3D mapping patent would turn your iMac into an Xbox Kinect

Apple today published a patent designed to allow users to control an interface by striking a pose with the upper half of their body. According to the paperwork filed by Apple, this would work by having Apple devices generate a…Read more ›

Apple Officially Buys 3D Sensor Company Behind Original Xbox Kinect

Remember the rumblings about Apple acquiring PrimeSense, the Israel-based company behind the 3D motion tracking in the original Xbox Kinect? It turns out that the rumor is true, as Apple has officially confirmed the buyout. Reports dating back to this…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Close To Buying Maker Of Xbox Kinect 3D Sensor Technology

Apple is close to buying PrimeSense, the company that invented the 3D motion tracking technology used in the original Xbox Kinect. Whispers of the acquisition were first reported by an Israeli publication called Calcalist back in July, and the site is now reporting that…Read more ›    [Read More…]

This Prototype iPhone Dongle Blends The Magic of Kinect and the Wii — But The Best Is Yet to Come

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We caught wind of the Mauz iPhone dongle from Spicebox last week during CES, and promised you a closer look; here it is. You’ll remember that the dongle connects to your Mac over wifi and lets you control it from your iPhone in three unusual ways: by flicking your iPhone, waving your hand over it or making a 3D-model on your Mac mimic the movements of your iPhone in real space.

If you think that’s cool, Spicebox  [Read More…]

iPhone And Kinect Brings Together A 3D Multiplayer Game [Video]

One thing we never tire of at Redmond Pie is hacks that use Microsoft’s Kinect in new and interesting ways. If an iPhone is involved then you get double points, and that’s exactly what Singaporean developer Rockmoon did.


The end result, as pointed out by TUAW, has more than  [Read More…]

Time To Fire Up Your Xbox Kinect! Microsofts Xbox Guinness World Record Event Is Starting Now!

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.

The plan is thus: Microsoft wants to break the record for the "most people running a virtual 100m dash at one time" and has made Xbox Live available to everyone between the 21st and 25th of April. In order to join in all you’ll need to do is  [Read More…]

Kinect for Xbox 360 Now Adds Support For Netflix

Netflix on Xbox 360 has got a major update to include support for controlling the experience using Kinect for Xbox 360 peripheral.

With this new update for Netflix on Xbox 360, you will be able to control Netflix user interface by various gestures, such as waving of hand, and voice.

Today we released an update to the Netflix experience on Xbox 360. The next time you start up Netflix,  [Read More…]

Gmail Motion Turned From Joke To Reality, Thanks To Kinect [Video]

We’re actually surprised it took someone this long, but just 24 hours after Google’s brilliant Gmail Motion April Fools joke appeared, it’s been turned into reality.


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Leaked Forza Motorsport 4 Gameplay Video Shows Kinect Integration

Warning: Before reading, ensure a paper back is handy – you’re going to be hyperventilating shortly.

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.

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Kinect For Xbox 360 Hacked To Work With Sony PlayStation 3 [Video]

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.


As CrunchGear reports however, this isn’t quite ready for primetime! The hack works by connecting a Kinect to a laptop, which in turn sends the data to a DIYPS3Controller. From there data gets sent to the lucky  [Read More…]