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The Kinect Sensor Can Track Your Hands In Real-Time With Crazy Precision

It may have started out as a way to let players physically interact with their games, but the Xbox 360′s Kinect sensor has since developed a life of its own. Its clever combination of cameras and sensors have been embraced by hackers and researchers who’ve used it in countless project, including Microsoft’s own research division who’ve now found a way to use only the Kinect to perfectly track and mimic a highly-articulated human hand.


What's The Best Video Game Peripheral Ever?

Video game consoles are amazing. Ever since I cracked into my first NES 20+ years ago, they continued their steady progression of awesome. Yeah, there have been a few hiccups along the way (does anyone remember 3DO Interactive Multiplayer?), but overall every iteration was an improvement.


Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Coming In October

Not long ago, Microsoft took the Kinect out of some of its Xbox One bundles, dropping the price of the console to $499 (in Australia) and giving devs extra power to play with. If you got one of those and want to add a Kinect later, you’ll be able to in October for $169.95 (Australian RRP).


You Can Literally Control Another Human Being With This Wild VR Setup

With the magic of virtual reality, it’s easier than ever to find out what it would be like to see out of someone else’s eyes, but for the full effect you have to mirror your movements. What if you could actually control the other person though? It’s actually already possible. Hello, Avatar.


New Kinect For PC Arrives July 15 (And The Hacks Not Long After)

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor will be available for PCs from July 15 — and it will usher in a whole new wave of fascinating and useful hacks.


The Oculus Rift Takes A Big Step Towards Not Looking So Damn Goofy

Oculus VR is now owned by Facebook, but that won’t keep them from slurping up some companies of their own. Most recently, Oculus VR has agreed to snap up the Carbon Design Group, the designers behind the wonderful Xbox 360 controller and the original Kinect. Someday soon, it might not look quite so silly.


What Happens When You Combine Kinect And Oculus Rift?

Matt Davidson, the R&D Engineer behind the latest #1 game on the Aussie app store, League of War, recently had the question put to him of which technology excites him most. His answer? The Oculus Rift combined with Kinect.


Some Guy Created A Holodeck With An Oculus Rift And Three Kinects

With no shortage of ingenuity, 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos managed to transplant his entire body into a virtual reality environment using three Microsoft Kinects and an Oculus Rift. It’s a little fuzzy, but it’s easy to recognise what he’s really done. He’s created a Holodeck — or something close to it.


Microsoft Just Won't Stop Making The Xbox One Worse

The Xbox One is a fine machine — great even — but it’s nothing compared to what it was supposed to be. Reluctant backtrack after reluctant backtrack has left us a box that does a shadow of what it might have done. And with a new Kinect-free Xbox One bundle, Microsoft is fully burying those dreams and all but spitting on the grave.


The Xbox One Will Be Available Without Kinect For $499 In Australia

In addition to bringing Netflix and streaming apps out from the Xbox Live paywall, Microsoft will also be offering a new Xbox One bundle that does not include the Kinect, for just $499 starting June 9.


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