Xbox Kinect http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-kinect/all en-GB New Kinect for Windows out next year http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/new-kinect-windows-out-next-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Standing by your gaming rig despite the new console hype? Lamenting the lack of Kinect support? Fear not, friend. Microsoft has you covered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kinect-2-close-up.jpg?1370866141" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has confirmed that it will be releasing a Kinect 2.0 sensor for Windows next year, along with an SDK for developers to start tinkering with.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super sensor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Impressively, the new Kinect sensor can "measure the time it takes individual photons to rebound off an object or person to create unprecedented accuracy". Clever stuff. So clever in fact, that it's able to detect slight wrist rotations, and even the wrinkles in your clothes.</p> <p>The expanded field of view also means that more rooms will be suitable for arm flailing during games or, if you prefer, changing slides in PowerPoint.</p> <p>Up to six skeletons (or people, if you're less morbid) can be tracked at once, and it's accurate enough to track the tips of your hand and thumb.</p> <p>All this can take place in dim lighting conditions too, thanks to a new IR sensor.</p> <p>We'll find out more about Kinect 2.0 at Microsoft's BUILD event in June, so stay tuned.</p> <p>[via<a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/" target="_self">&nbsp;Kinect for Windows blog</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kinect-2-1.jpg?1370866141" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kinect-2-2.jpg?1370866141" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/kinect-20-for-windows-out-next-year </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/new-kinect-windows-out-next-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/new-kinect-windows-out-next-year/news#comments Geek accessories Microsoft Windows 8 Xbox Kinect Fri, 24 May 2013 10:28:06 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1423758 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox One Kinect – first look review http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-kinect-%E2%80%93-first-look-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We peer into the all-seeing eye of the Xbox One&#039;s new Kinect sensor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" alt="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-xbox-one-kinect-01.jpg?1379400982" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has revealed the Xbox One to the world – along with its new and improved Kinect sensor. We look into the Xbox One's all-seeing eye&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-harris" title="View user profile.">Mark Harris</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Range </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We got a technology demo at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/meet-the-xbox-one">Xbox One Reveal event</a>&nbsp;of the new Kinect camera – and it’s a giant leap forward. Not only is the camera’s field of view wider, it also focuses closer to the camera itself, enabling it for use in much smaller rooms. In use, it allowed us to walk to about a metre from the camera before the wireframe skeleton broke up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" alt="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-xbox-one-hands-on-17.jpg?1379400982" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Resolution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 3D depth camera now has three times the resolution, so it can pick out more detail – not quite down to finger level, but the One will be able to recognise whether your thumbs are up or down. We predict a fine business in gladiatorial combat sims.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" alt="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-xbox-one-hands-on-18.jpg?1379400982" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Muscle tracking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The colour camera is now Full HD at 1080p, for truly scary Skype calls, and the Xbox One will have a built-in active infrared camera so you can play in almost pitch darkness. Behind the scenes, the Xbox One is doing way more analysis on the images, too. Algorithms infer the behaviour of your muscles and skeleton in real time, so it can tell when you’re balancing and detect the power of your air punches and kicks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" alt="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-xbox-one-hands-on-19.jpg?1379400982" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Heartbeat sensor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The One will also be able to sense your heartbeat (probably for fitness apps, but maybe also some early heart attack detection for stressed-out silver gamers?).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" alt="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-xbox-one-hands-on-20.jpg?1379400982" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Happy now? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the creepy side of impressive is the way the Xbox One can interpret your expressions, rating your mugshots ‘happy’, ‘neutral’ or ‘about to throw the bloody controller out the window’. It will recognise individuals and track which controller they’re holding, so no more having to remember who player one is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" alt="Xbox One Kinect – first look review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-xbox-one-hands-on-21.jpg?1379400982" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/hands-on/xbox-one-kinect-%E2%80%93-first-look-review </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-kinect-%E2%80%93-first-look-review/news#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox Kinect Xbox One Wed, 22 May 2013 06:47:15 +0000 Mark Harris 1423731 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox One is always on, always listening http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-always-always-listening/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new Xbox One will make your smart TV drop a few hundred levels on the IQ scale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect" alt="Xbox One Kinect" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-xbox-one-kinect-02.jpg?1370865563" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Xbox One will arrive with an all-new improved Kinect. And its unblinking eye and vigilant ears will be at your beck and call at all times.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Always on, always listening </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The newly announced Xbox One is always on, and always listening, thanks to the new and improved Kinect 2.0. Creepy as that sounds, it's the ultimate fantasy for those of you who've dreamed of a future where your voice does all the work instead of your fingers.</p> <p>"Xbox on" kicks off the action, waking the Xbox One from standby. And that's just the start. </p> <p>"Xbox watch TV", "Xbox open Internet Explorer", "Xbox play Call of Duty: Gunning harder". You get the picture.</p> <p>Transitions appear to be near-instant, with the Xbox One carrying out your commands with the speedy enthusiasm of a star-struck PA.</p> <p>You can also command the Xbox One to 'snap' open windows to the side, for side-by-side multitasking, similar to the interface in Windows 8.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-one-media-guide.jpg?1370865563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xbox One also comes into its own when watching TV. A simple "Watch ESPN" while staring at your telly will automatically switch you over to ESPN. Asking "What's on MTV?" will overlay the schedule for MTV while ESPN continues in the background.</p> <p>It's very impressive and blows anything we've seen from existing smart TVs out of the water. We for one, can't wait to star yelling at our Xbox One's to do our bidding.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/xbox-one-is-always-on-always-listening </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-always-always-listening/news#comments Console games Games consoles Microsoft Xbox Kinect Xbox One Tue, 21 May 2013 17:39:54 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1423723 at http://www.stuff.tv US$99 Xbox 360 hits the US http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/us99-xbox-360-hits-us/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft’s console bundle available for US$99 up front and a US$15 monthly fee </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-360_0.jpg?1364400270" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5188.jpg?1364400270" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has released a subscription-based Xbox 360 bundle that delivers HD gaming thrills at a cheaper price. Well, sort of.</p> <p>Available at 21 US-based Microsoft Stores, the 4GB Xbox/Kinect bundle costs US$99 (around £60) up front. Customers must also commit to a 24-month Xbox Live Gold subscription at US$15 (around £10) per month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/99-xbox-360-hits-the-us </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/us99-xbox-360-hits-us/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/us99-xbox-360-hits-us/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Mon, 07 May 2012 19:13:49 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 421052 at http://www.stuff.tv Kinect functionality a must for every future Xbox app http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/kinect-functionality-must-every-future-xbox-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Building an Xbox 360 app? You&#039;d better include waggle compatibility... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="313" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-xbox-kinect_2_0.jpg?1367599051" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="313" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-xbox-kinect_6.jpg?1367599051" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1861.jpg?1367599051" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has shown its commitment to its Kinect wonder-cam by stating that all future updates and apps must support Kinect movement and voice control functionality for navigation.</p><p>A standardised interface makes plenty of sense to us and the announcement strengthens the role of Kinect involvement with the Xbox 720.&nbsp;</p><p>As for non-Kinect owners who prefer the use of traditional buttons and thumbsticks – have no fear, as Kinect navigation will forever be optional. Not everyone is comfortable flailing their arms around and shouting at an empty room...</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/kinect-functionality-a-must-for-every-future-xbox-app </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/kinect-functionality-must-every-future-xbox-app/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/kinect-functionality-must-every-future-xbox-app/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:55:51 +0000 Esat Dedezade 419089 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour Mill – Kinect for Windows incoming http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-kinect-windows-incoming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ready to throw some shapes in front of your spreadsheets? The wait is almost over </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="313" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-xbox-kinect_2.jpg?1364401817" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3372.jpg?1364401817" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It didn’t take long for the nice sort of hackers to work out that Kinect had potential beyond dance games for 13-year-old girls. Live 3D modelling, hands-free remote control for media software and Minority Report-esque multi-no-touch were all quick to make an appearance. We even did <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-kinect-hacks">5 of the best Kinect hacks</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-kinect-for-windows-incoming </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-kinect-windows-incoming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-kinect-windows-incoming/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:48:17 +0000 Paddy Smith 416722 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 of the best Kinect hacks http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/5-best-kinect-hacks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since Kinect&#039;s launch a hurricane of nerd toil has produced some awesome demonstrations of the technology&#039;s potential </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/18341009dmn_5.jpg?1370439868" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kinect's line up of launch games doesn't make for inspiring reading, particularly if you're over the age of twelve. But if you need any proof that Microsoft's pimped-up webcam has potentially world-beating powers, look no further than the inspiring work of Kinect's ever-growing hacking community.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-kinect-hacks </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/5-best-kinect-hacks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/5-best-kinect-hacks/news#comments Lists Microsoft Xbox Kinect Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:12:44 +0000 admin 160038 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox Kinect goes on sale http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-kinect-goes-sale/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The long-awaited Kinect (aka Project Natal) has arrived – will you buy one? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/18341009dmn.jpg?1364403795" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_194.jpg?1364403795" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Xbox Kinect has finally gone on sale – but will you buy one? More importantly, will there be enough stock to go around.</p> <p>We've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the controller-free, motion-sensitive Kinect ever since we saw it under the codename Project Natal at E3 2009.</p> <p>If the Wii's first Christmas is anything to go by, you'd better get out there quick before the handwritten "New stock expected on..." signs appear outside HMV.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/xbox-kinect-goes-on-sale </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-kinect-goes-sale/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-kinect-goes-sale/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:00:00 +0000 admin 15251 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Xbox Kinect http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-kinect/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xbox joins the arm-flailing, motion-sensing party with not a controller in sight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1247" height="935" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-kinect_0.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1280" height="669" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-kinect-1.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="811" height="898" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Xbox-Kinect-2.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1280" height="574" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xbox-kinect-3.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kinect brings Xbox up to speed with the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Nintendo-Wii/" target="_blank">Wii</a> and <a href="http://stuff.tv/news/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-Sony-PlayStation-3-Slim/13062/" target="_blank">PlayStation 3</a> with its motion-sensitive gaming. But while PlayStation Move comes across as a mere copy of the Wii's input system with improved accuracy, Kinect has a few new tricks of its own.</p> <p><strong>The human joystick</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £130.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-757460299001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="757460299001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stunning interaction and loaded with potential, all Kinect needs now is a few killer games</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/microsoft-xbox-kinect </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-kinect/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-kinect/review#comments Geek accessories Microsoft Xbox Kinect Thu, 04 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 15232 at http://www.stuff.tv Video preview – Microsoft Kinect http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/video-preview-%E2%80%93-microsoft-kinect/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve seen Sony&#039;s PlayStation Move, so naturally we had to play with the competition - check out our video preview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/195610179mn_0.jpg?1364403900" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_359.jpg?1364403900" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Playing controller-less computer gamers were the things kids dreams were made of back in the 80s - or at least they were after watching Back to the Future II. 20 odd years later, it was no longer the subject of sci-fi and elaborate fantasies when the big M announced Kinect, its <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Kinect-specs-spilled/14719/">motion-sensing add-on </a>for the Xbox 360. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/video-preview-%E2%80%93-microsoft-kinect </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/video-preview-%E2%80%93-microsoft-kinect/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/video-preview-%E2%80%93-microsoft-kinect/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Thu, 19 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14939 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Kinect release date brought forward http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-kinect-release-date-brought-forward/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kinect out in the shops earlier than expected 19 November release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/190980286mn_1.jpg?1364403900" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_369.jpg?1364403900" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All the details about the Kinect are out in the open – we know <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Microsoft-Kinect-UK-pricing-revealed/14813/" target="_blank">its price</a>, and <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Kinect-specs-spilled/14719/">all its specs</a>, but up until now we were expecting it to turn up over here on 19 November. At the time of writing, <a href="http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/10296372/Kinect-including-Kinect-Adventures-/Product.html" target="_blank">play.com's preorder page</a> is still showing this as the release date.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/microsoft-kinect-release-date-brought-forward </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-kinect-release-date-brought-forward/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-kinect-release-date-brought-forward/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Tue, 17 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14927 at http://www.stuff.tv Kinect specs spilled http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/kinect-specs-spilled/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Online retailer Play.com has listed Microsoft&#039;s Kinect for Xbox, and while it hasn’t stuck up a price for the motion control camera, it has detailed a </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/18341009dmn_0.jpg?1364403936" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Online retailer <a href="http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/10296372/Project-Natal/Product.html" target="_blank">Play.com</a> has listed Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox, and while it hasn’t stuck up a price for the motion control camera, it has detailed a few previously unknown tech specs.</p> <p>The listing claims that Kinect has a field of view of 57 degrees on the horizontal plane, and 43 degrees on the vertical plane, and that it’s tilted to 27 degrees to provide the best angle for tracking gamers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/kinect-specs-spilled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/kinect-specs-spilled/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/kinect-specs-spilled/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Thu, 01 Jul 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14719 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox Kinect price: £160? http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-kinect-price-%C2%A3160/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s no secret that there is one rule for pricing gadgetry in the States, and quite another for those of us heading for Gadgets R’ Us in the Sceptred </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/18341009dmn_2.jpg?1364403953" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s no secret that there is one rule for pricing gadgetry in the States, and quite another for those of us heading for Gadgets R’ Us in the Sceptred Isle.</p> <p>So news that Microsoft’s official online store has the company’s new Kinect motion-control sensor listed for US$150 has little bearing for us. Doesn’t it?</p> <p>Well, yes. Technically, MS can set the UK price wherever they see fit. They’re a business, so if they can flog it for a few pennies more, they will.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/xbox-kinect-price-%C2%A3160 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-kinect-price-%C2%A3160/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-kinect-price-%C2%A3160/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Tue, 22 Jun 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14683 at http://www.stuff.tv E3 2010 – Project Natal renamed Xbox 360 Kinect http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/e3-2010-%E2%80%93-project-natal-renamed-xbox-360-kinect/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Project Natal is no more, long live Kinect! Okay, it&#039;s the same thing, just retitled.Thankfully, Microsoft has finally given its revolutionary motion- </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/18341009dmn_3.jpg?1364403953" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Project Natal is no more, long live Kinect! Okay, it's the same thing, just retitled.</p> <p>Thankfully, Microsoft has finally given its revolutionary motion-sensing Xbox 360 peripheral a real name – over a year since we <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/E3-2009-Microsoft-unleashes-Project-Natal-motion-camera-for-Xbox-360/12477/">first found out about Project Natal at E3 2009</a>.</p> <p>Also announced was the addition of Video Chat, which cleverly enables you to use the Kinect for, er, video chat.</p> <p>Expect the Kinect to cost around £100 when it arrives in time for Christmas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/next-big-thing/e3-2010-%E2%80%93-project-natal-renamed-xbox-360-kinect </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/e3-2010-%E2%80%93-project-natal-renamed-xbox-360-kinect/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/e3-2010-%E2%80%93-project-natal-renamed-xbox-360-kinect/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Mon, 14 Jun 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14640 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Xbox Project Natal – will UK homes be big enough? http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-project-natal-%E2%80%93-will-uk-homes-be-big-enough/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft has apparently told a group of journalists that you&#039;re going to require a fair bit of space for its Project Natal to work properly.To be spe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/149110777mn_2.jpg?1364406492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft has apparently told a group of journalists that you're going to require a fair bit of space for its <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-Project-Natal/12494/" target="_blank">Project Natal</a> to work properly.</p> <p>To be specific, you're looking at needing an area of at least 4 metres (13 feet) between you and the TV for it all to work smoothly, which will be quite a large space for many homes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/microsoft-xbox-project-natal-%E2%80%93-will-uk-homes-be-big-enough </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-project-natal-%E2%80%93-will-uk-homes-be-big-enough/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-project-natal-%E2%80%93-will-uk-homes-be-big-enough/news#comments Microsoft Xbox Kinect Tue, 23 Mar 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14262 at http://www.stuff.tv