The World's First 720-Degree Camera Is A Little Underwhelming

If you haven't heard, 360-degree cameras are a thing. They're going to be a big thing when virtual reality takes off. Imagine being able to relive any moment in your life, revisit any place you plopped down a camera. But 720-degree cameras, well... those are a bit of a marketing ploy! » 1/04/15 7:56pm 1/04/15 7:56pm

Incoming Xbox Internet Explorer Will Be Kinect Driven—You Know, Like…

Rumor: the Xbox will get a full version of Internet Explorer. More rumors: it will rely heavily on Kinect controls, for Minority Report style operation, and voice control. More more rumors: no date on launching date yet. [The Verge] » 5/10/12 1:49pm 5/10/12 1:49pm

Secret Sauce Linking Xbox 360 Kinectimals and Windows Phone Is a QR Code

At a Seattle event, Microsoft demonstrated a way for Xbox 360 games like Kinectimals to share information with a Windows Phone handset. The connection uses a QR code that can be scanned by the handset and the Kinect. » 8/22/11 7:50pm 8/22/11 7:50pm

The New "Largest Photo in the World" is Also the Prettiest

But really, I'm biased, because I live in that fine city you see captured in Jeffrey Martin's photo: London. 7,886 individual photos were stitched together to form an 80-gigapixel panorama, which can be zoomed-in and out over here. [360Cities] » 11/17/10 6:00am 11/17/10 6:00am

Inside Xbox 360 Kinect and How Microsoft Thinks It Could Change…

Microsoft's little taste of our sci-fi future, Kinect, is here. Right now, it's pretty good. But the potential is incredible. Two months ago, we saw how Microsoft got here, and just how far they wanted to take it. [Gizmodo] » 11/04/10 7:31pm 11/04/10 7:31pm

Xbox 360 Transforming Controller Review: I've Got Blisters on Me Fingers

The Xbox 360 controller's biggest flaw is the craptastic directional pad plunked in the middle of it. Five years later, Microsoft's come up with a better way: a transforming controller. » 10/28/10 2:00pm 10/28/10 2:00pm

Kinect Will Require 6 to 8 Feet of Open Space

If you don't want your living room flailing to be in vain this November, plan on moving your coffee table—leaked manual pages show that Kinect's camera requires 6 to 8 feet of clear space to function. [Kotaku] » 10/06/10 11:53am 10/06/10 11:53am

Where Is the Support for Object Scanning and Controllers In Xbox 360…

The awesome Kinect object scanning is missing from all incoming titles, as well as of any hardware controller support. But fear not, because Kinect's big honcho Kudo Tsunoda has some answers about this and more. » 9/08/10 6:31pm 9/08/10 6:31pm

The Xbox 360's New Official Controller Is a Transformer

So, that new-and-improved Xbox 360 controller? It's real. It's silver. And the d-pad transforms, switching from the Xbox's traditional, kinda crappy disc to an honest-to-goodness four-directional d-pad—all you've gotta do is twist it. Now for the bad news. » 8/31/10 12:23pm 8/31/10 12:23pm

Rumor: A New Xbox 360 Controller With a D-Pad That Doesn't Suck?

Holy Jesus, this is what I want for Christmas: A new Xbox 360 controller with a d-pad that doesn't suck. (Like the FightPad here, but inside the official controller.) Joystiq hears Microsoft's making it happen for Christmas. » 8/31/10 9:15am 8/31/10 9:15am

Microsoft Patent Shows A Dual-Mode Xbox 360 Controller

A Microsoft patent shows off a new dual-mode Xbox 360 controller that can be used both wired and wirelessly. Unlike the current play and charge kit, this controller would give you the accuracy of a true wired mode when plugged in. » 7/19/10 1:45pm 7/19/10 1:45pm

Please Don't Let It Become Trendy To Bring an Xbox to Starbucks

Forget the guy who regularly took his iMac to a nearby Panera Bread. This fellow actually brought a small TV and an Xbox 360 to a Starbucks in Anchorage, Alaska and made himself at home. » 6/29/10 11:40pm 6/29/10 11:40pm

Xbox Live to Offer $100 Gold Family Pack

You know what's a pain? When every account on your Xbox doesn't have Live Gold access, so casual multiplayer becomes this awkward guest of a Live member situation. Today, Microsoft has announced a new, $100/year plan for four people. » 6/22/10 11:51am 6/22/10 11:51am

What Happens When the New Xbox 360 Overheats?

In short, it shuts itself down. One NeoGAF member discovered the new error screen and immortalized an inevitable meme by snagging this quick shot. » 6/21/10 8:35am 6/21/10 8:35am

The Improved Specs of the New Xbox 360, Tested

The new Xbox 360 is the most technologically advanced yet thanks to the CPU and GPU sharing one chip on the 45nm scale. It's quieter, cooler and less energy hungry—sucking half the power of the original. » 6/18/10 8:49am 6/18/10 8:49am

SteelSeries Spectrum Headsets Are Tailored For the Xbox 360

We've long been fans of SteelSeries' PC gaming headsets, and now with the Spectrum 4xb and 5xb they're giving the Xbox 360 crowd something to wrap around their noggins. » 6/17/10 6:11pm 6/17/10 6:11pm

Microsoft, You Just Creeped Us Out a Bit

Arriving home to our room in the Wilshire Grand after a hard day's work at E3, we were greeted by this decal on our bathroom mirror. Either Microsoft has a strange ad team, or our maid is TOTALLY into Kinect. » 6/14/10 8:23pm 6/14/10 8:23pm

Microsoft Kinect Up Close: So Shiny

Backstage at the Fern Gully acid trip spectacle that was Microsoft Kinect's (nee Project Natal) coming out party, we got to see Kinect up close. It's elongated black and shiny plastic, like a PS3 accessory. Take a look. » 6/14/10 12:52am 6/14/10 12:52am

Microsoft To Talk Xbox 360 3D Gaming Soon?

According to Andrew Oliver from Blitz Games Studios, "Microsoft are going to be making an announcement about [3D] at some point soon." E3 next week, perchance? [Develop via Kotaku] » 6/11/10 2:26am 6/11/10 2:26am