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Microsoft Celebrates One Year of Kinect
7 years ago

Microsoft Celebrates One Year of Kinect

By  •  Kinect

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a solid year since Microsoft introduced the world to it’s “You are the controller.” tagline but according to both my calendar and Microsoft’s Major Nelson, it has indeed been a year. So what are they doing to celebrate the occasion? First they’re debuting, what perhaps may be the best promotional video for a Microsoft product since Kinect’s initial PR blitz, entitled “The Kinect Effect”. Second, Microsoft is announcing that the commercial software development kit for Kinect will be ready early next year.
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Deals: Kinect with Kinect Adventures and Child of Eden for $119
7 years ago

Deals: Kinect with Kinect Adventures and Child of Eden for $119

Personally I think that headline pretty much says it all but we’ll roll with it. If you haven’t picked up a Kinect yet, (and really you should if you have an Xbox) Amazon has the Kinect Sensor along with a code for Child of Eden and Kinect Adventures in disc form all for the very reasonable price of $119. Even better is the free shipping.
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Microsoft Announces Interactive TV For Children’s Games & Story Books
7 years ago

Microsoft Announces Interactive TV For Children’s Games & Story Books

By  •  Kinect

If you’ve been sitting your little ones down in front of the television screen hoping they’d get into Harvard or Yale by watching Noggin we’ve got two pieces of advice. First making children watch Noggin should be amended to the Geneva Convention’s list of human rights violations so please stop torturing your child with decades old episodes of Little Bear. Secondly we think it’s time you take a look at how a partnership between Microsoft and Sesame Workshop, and National Geographic might change the way your children learn.
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Kinect Hacks: Kinect Virtual Shadows
7 years ago

Kinect Hacks: Kinect Virtual Shadows

By  •  Kinect

From what we’re told Greek theatre is epic to see live in person. What if you you could become a digital puppeteer  without the need for strings, wires, a screen, and stage? Using a Kinect Virtual Shadows, you can.
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Kinect Hacking gets it’s own Conference
7 years ago

Kinect Hacking gets it’s own Conference

By  •  Kinect

If you are into “creating coding, digital culture, and Kinect hacking” Art & Code 3D is holding the Kinect Hacking Conference this fall to help get you in touch with other Kinect enthusiasts and attend workshops to help you hone your skills.
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Avatar Kinect Now Available in Xbox’s Kinect Fun Labs
8 years ago

Avatar Kinect Now Available in Xbox’s Kinect Fun Labs

By  •  Xbox LIVE, Kinect

Since we heard about it at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, we’ve been waiting for Microsoft to debut it’s interactive conversation technology for the Xbox 360. Sure we’ve got no idea how we would use it exactly but it seemed cool just the same. Now you can get in on all “Avatar Kinect” action. It’s available for download right now in the Xbox Marketplace.
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Kinect Software Development Tools for Windows Debut on MSDN
8 years ago

Kinect Software Development Tools for Windows Debut on MSDN

By  •  Kinect

Starting today users can begin developing their own applications and use cases for Microsoft’s Kinect from the comfort of their computer room without the need to hack together drivers.
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