Is Microsoft Working on a Kinect Set Top Box That Doesn't Require an…

The Daily is reporting that Microsoft is currently working on a Kinect-enabled set top box that would work without the Xbox. It would be a new product separate from the Xbox Kinect and offer streaming media content like Apple TV, Roku, etc. with the benefit of using Kinect's stellar voice and motion UI. » 1/13/12 11:12am 1/13/12 11:12am

Kinect For Home Automation Makes a Lot Of Sense

Using Kinect to detect where you are in a room so that your home automation can turn off the lights in the parts where you are not makes a lot of sense. Regular motion cameras can do this now, but Kinect can do this better, since it knows what constitutes a "person" and can adjust accordingly so you're not sitting… » 3/09/11 5:54pm 3/09/11 5:54pm

Kinect is the Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device of All Time*

It's hard to believe, but Microsoft's Kinect peripheral for the 360 is the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time, if you're only counting for 60 days. » 3/09/11 1:23pm 3/09/11 1:23pm

Kinect Makes For Easy Motion Capture For Animated Series

Xbox Kinect homebrew hacks have been neat so far, but using it as an incredibly cheap way to motion capture for an animated series? That is incredibly amazing to me. If someone eventually, using the Kinect SDK, makes a program so users can easily do this without having any 3D modeling experience, I would totally… » 3/09/11 11:54am 3/09/11 11:54am

Guide Your Roomba With Your Hands With This Kinect Hack

A Japanese programmer hacked a Kinect to enable motion control of a Roomba vacuum cleaner to create a "future vacuum." The Roomba can be pointed in any direction with a hand motion. [New York Times] » 2/16/11 8:20pm 2/16/11 8:20pm

Xbox Kinect Review: It's a Brand New Console

Microsoft's motion gaming peripheral is, if executed correctly, quite possibly the future of gaming. It might even be the future of Windows 8 and computers everywhere. But how much fun is playing with Kinect right now? » 11/04/10 12:00am 11/04/10 12:00am

How Motion Detection Works in Xbox Kinect

The prototype for Microsoft's Kinect camera and microphone famously cost $30,000. At midnight Thursday morning, you'll be able to buy it for $150 as an Xbox 360 peripheral. Let's take some time to think about how it all works. » 11/03/10 10:20pm 11/03/10 10:20pm

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

GE's Visible You Is Kinect For Your Skeleton

With everyone hemming and hawing about airport scanners being a huge invasion of privacy, GE decided to put the fun back in showing your guts to the world. Their interactive Visible You installation lets you see your insides in action. » 8/11/10 1:00pm 8/11/10 1:00pm