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

Kinda Obvious: Microsoft Already Researching Natal Successor

Microsoft Resarch Asia director Hsiao-Wuen Hon states the obvious: the company is already researching the "second version down the road." Natal, like the first Xbox, is a big investment, so it's unlikely that Microsoft would give up at one generation without giving it at least two, or maybe even three tries. So if the… » 3/22/10 3:05pm 3/22/10 3:05pm

Mental Math: The PlayStation Move Experience Is Going to Be Expensive

Sony barely mentioned pricing with their PlayStation Move motion controller, only noting that the combo pricing with PlayStation Eye and a game will cost less than $100. But by our back-of-the-envelope calculations, the experience is going to be really expensive. » 3/11/10 5:28pm 3/11/10 5:28pm

Breakdancing Is No Match For Project Natal's Sensors

It's possible that you've been reading reports of Microsoft's body-capturing Project Natal with some skepticism, wondering, "how well can this cockamamie setup possibly work?" Well, going by this video of it perfectly tracking a guy breakdancing, pretty damn well. » 2/27/10 7:23pm 2/27/10 7:23pm

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Solutions Edition

In today's Remainders: solutions! Solutions for distilling water vapor into drinkable water; keeping your lunch warm with only a USB port; beaming an entire Springsteen album to your phone in under 10 seconds, and more. » 2/23/10 4:36pm 2/23/10 4:36pm

Project Natal's Lag Timed at 1/10 of a Second

Ever since our hands-on, we've been shamelessly excited about Project Natal...except for one key piece: The slight but undeniable lag. And now, MTV has actually put the difference between your movement and onscreen response to a stopwatch. » 2/23/10 8:30am 2/23/10 8:30am

Rumor: Windows Mobile 7 Will Have Gestures, Really Debut in February

There's still some question about whether Windows Mobile 6.6 or Windows Mobile 7 will be shown in February, but a solid tipster just told us that it will be WM7. And then he describes it. » 1/15/10 12:20pm 1/15/10 12:20pm

Why a Blu-ray Player Might Become Your Only Set-Top Box

My love for Blu-ray players grows whenever companies add another feature that has nothing to do with Blu-ray. Now any worthwhile player is a home-entertainment hub, replacing cable box and Apple TV alike. How soon till they handle everything? » 1/13/10 3:20pm 1/13/10 3:20pm