Kinect Can Read Your Facial Expressions Now

With a host of improvements rumored for the next Kinect, it's a little surprising to see that there's still room for the current Kinect to get better: Microsoft has added face tracking capabilities to Kinect for Windows through a software update. Which means, Kinect will be able to read and react to your facial… » 5/21/12 4:44pm 5/21/12 4:44pm

You Are About to Start Shopping with Gestures Thanks to Kinect

It's about time someone did something cool with Kinect that wasn't an art project or a glorified Dance Dance Revolution. A new Mastercard prototype makes it scary easy to buy stuff off your TV with the flick of an arm. » 9/15/11 11:04pm 9/15/11 11:04pm

What If the Kinect Was Hacked to Be Self-Aware Like Terminator?

Click to viewPeople have done some awesome things with Microsoft's Kinect but this guy went above and beyond. He turned the Kinect self-aware and watched it destroy the Earth. Oopsies! [College Humor] » 3/14/11 8:40pm 3/14/11 8:40pm

Kinect Hacked to Play World of Warcraft

Kinect hacks are coming thick and fast, but here is one that will set millions of PC gamers' hearts a-flutter: A hack that lets you gesture control a game of World of Warcraft. » 12/28/10 6:40pm 12/28/10 6:40pm

Your Marriage Will Destroy Your Television

You didn't misread that headline. Your marriage—and wearing a loose-fitting wedding ring while playing Kinect—can destroy your television. » 11/25/10 11:00pm 11/25/10 11:00pm

Microsoft Kinect Hacked to Run on Mac OS X

We've seen the Kinect get hacked already, but we're still tickled by this little mod which allows you to run the Microsoft gadget on Mac OS X. Yes, the idea alone feels oh-so-very-wrong, but how can you resist such fun? » 11/11/10 6:20pm 11/11/10 6:20pm

How Kinect Got an Autistic Kid Gaming

GamingNexus editor John Yan has a four-year-old son with a mild form of autism. The little guy's tried to play 360 and PS3 but has trouble getting a hold on the controllers. With Kinect, though, he was an instant pro. » 11/10/10 3:20pm 11/10/10 3:20pm

These Five New Kinect Games Arriving Next Year Look Preeeetty Awesome

At Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft demoed five new titles for Xbox 360's Kinect. If anyone's been on the fence about buying into the whole "interpretative dance-gaming thing", they might just change their minds after hearing of some of these. » 9/16/10 5:20am 9/16/10 5:20am

Kinect Arriving November 10th in Europe, Africa and Middle East

Europeans, Africans and those in the Middle East must wait just six days longer than the Yanks for the Kinect set-up, with Microsoft telling of a November 10th release date. It'll come in at £130, in the UK at least. [TechRadar] » 8/17/10 3:40am 8/17/10 3:40am

Kinect Will Read Sign Language, Paving Way For New Input Methods

It's not just your clumsy leg-kicks that Kinect will understand, with a newly-discovered patent showing that it's actually capable of understanding American Sign Language, or ASL. Is this another way to input text to the game? UPDATED. » 8/06/10 11:20am 8/06/10 11:20am

Kinect Priced at $150 On Microsoft's Online Store

Been wondering how much Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360 will cost? Wonder no more, as they've slapped a $150 sign on their very own online store—though haven't exactly confirmed it publicly. » 6/22/10 4:43am 6/22/10 4:43am

Question of the Day: How Likely Are You to Buy Kinect?

So, Microsoft unveiled the further capabilities and launch titles of the newly-rechristened Kinect today. Did they sell you on it? » 6/14/10 7:00pm 6/14/10 7:00pm

"Xbox, Earl Grey, Hot": Microsoft Kinect Should Think Bigger Than Games

Microsoft's Kinect motion-tracking system for the Xbox 360 looks perfectly okay for gaming. Maybe it's a Wii-fighter; maybe it isn't. But beyond gaming, Kinect might be Microsoft's chance to own the living room—and everywhere else we live. » 6/14/10 5:00pm 6/14/10 5:00pm

Video Kinect Lets You Chat With Xbox Live and Windows Live Messenger

With Kinect, you can do video chats with other Xbox users (with Kinect), as well as Windows Live Messenger on the PC. Microsoft's also talked about Windows Phone 7. » 6/14/10 2:15pm 6/14/10 2:15pm

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's Project Natal Is Officially Named "Kinect"

Well, the leaks were right. At tonight's E3 kick-off party, Microsoft officially pulled the curtain off Kinect, formerly known as Project Natal. Kinect! Like "connect" and "kinetic" and "Kin." Among the first games to be shown off: Kinect Star Wars. » 6/13/10 11:33pm 6/13/10 11:33pm