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Kinect is more than an Xbox 360 peripheral; it's the future of Microsoft, or at least a very possible one. It's the beginning of Microsoft's plans for natural user interfaces, the step beyond the thing you're staring at right now.
Turns out the recent Microsoft/Foxtel partnership to bring Pay TV to the Xbox 360 has a few fringe benefits, like Fox8 broadcasting Microsoft's E3 keynote next week live next Tuesday morning.
Microsoft President of Entertainment and Devices - that's Xbox, Zune, Kin, Courier, et al - Robbie Bach announced his retirement today. And in his exit interview with TechFlash, he holds forth on the once and future Microsoft. So Robbie: What happens now?
We know the secret technology behind Microsoft's Project Natal motion controls. But this is what it sees, what you look like to it. Which is not unlike a Predator's prey.
The secret technology that powers Xbox 360's Project Natal lollipop-free motion controls actually isn't leprechauns, as we initially suspected. The guts are made by a little company called PrimeSense.
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 $US100. But by our back-of-the-envelope calculations, the experience is going to be really expensive.
PopSci got an exclusive look into how Microsoft is creating a learning brain inside Project Natal to figure out just where your body is in front of your TV. It's impressive, to say the least.
According to Alex Kipman, chief developer of Project Natal. It's a result of Microsoft gathering "terabytes" of data of gaming postures. Must have been fun for the researchers.