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Xbox One with Kinect Bundle and stand-alone Kinect sensor unit get promo price cuts

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would offer the Xbox One with Kinect bundle, with three free games, for $499 during the holiday season. Now the company has decided to cut the price of that bundle $100 to just $399 as a limited-time promotion. The bundle still contains everything...

Microsoft says the 'vast majority' of Xbox One owners with Kinect still use the hardware

Microsoft added the Kinect motion capture and voice sensor into every Xbox One console when it first launched in November 2013. Less than six months later, the company decided to offer the console without the Kinect sensor, making it an optional add-on device. Now, Mike Nichols, the head of...
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Microsoft will publish an original sci-fi short story anthology to promote its research projects

Microsoft is promoting its advanced research efforts in a rather unique way. The company has announced plans to release an original ebook science fiction short story anthology titled Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft. The collection will be released in a...
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White Xbox One Gears of War bundle and Kinect bundle announced

Microsoft has revealed not one but two more Xbox One bundles that are coming for the holiday season. One is a white version of the console bundled with Gears of War Ultimate Edition, while a second bundle is the regular black version console with the Kinect sensor and three free games. The...
Kinect Sensor for Xbox One

Microsoft says some unannounced Kinect-based Xbox One games are due this fall

Microsoft didn't mention the Xbox One's now-optional Kinect motion sensor add-on during its E3 2015 press event earlier this week. However, the company says Kinect is not dead at all and that it will be used by a number of games due out this fall. Polygon spoke to Shannon Loftis, general...
Xbox One with Kinect

Xbox head says Kinect development continues for Xbox One, talks Windows 10 gaming

Microsoft made the decision over a year ago to begin selling the Xbox One without the Kinect motion sensor, making it an optional accessory instead of a requirement for the console. In a new interview, Microsoft's Xbox leader Phil Spencer says that the company will continue to develop...
Microsoft Research gets Kinect to notice your fingers with 'Handpose' project

Microsoft Research gets Kinect to notice your fingers with 'Handpose' project

The Kinect is at once a niche and – forgive the pun – game-changing technologies. Although it has not quite resonated yet with customers in actual gaming, the potential is there for some fantastic experiences in the coming years. One issue with all systems that detect motion is accuracy. Version...
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HoloLens executive will be taking charge of many of Microsoft's Xbox gaming franchises

Microsoft has brought in Kudo Tsunoda, who helped to launch the Kinect hardware for the Xbox 360, to take direct charge of many of the company's Xbox gaming studios and franchises. Most recently, Tsunoda had been working with the team behind the recently revealed Microsoft HoloLens virtual...
Microsoft Music Box

Body movements create music in Microsoft's Music Box exhibit at the Grammys

Microsoft has set up an interactive exhibit in Los Angeles called the Microsoft Music Box. It combines its Kinect and Surface products in a way to allow you to create music just with body movements. The exhibit is currently open to the public at the L.A. LIVE Plaza today and Sunday as part of...
Xbox One With Kinect

Xbox One with Kinect will be $50 off starting Feb. 8

Microsoft will cut the price temporarily on the Xbox One bundled with the Kinect motion sensor add-on to $449 starting on Sunday, Feb. 8, reducing the cost by $50 from its normal $499 price. The promotion will last for two weeks and end on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Xbox One-Kinect bundle's price...
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Upcoming hospital in Norway will use 1,300 Windows Phones and Kinect sensor

The Østfold Hospital in Norway is still under construction, but a new report claims that when it opens sometime in 2015, it will have a lot of high end technology, including the use of 1,300 Windows Phones by its staff members and Kinect sensors to help monitor patients. The report, from...
First public Kinect apps for Windows 8.1 launched in Windows Store

First public Kinect apps for Windows 8.1 launched in Windows Store

Alongside the launch of the new Xbox One Kinect sensor adapter for Windows 8 and 8.1 PC, Microsoft has also announced that the first public Modern apps that make use of the Kinect hardware are now available for download in the Windows Store. One of the apps, Kinect Evolution, is published by...