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Microsoft's Xbox One is a $500 bet on the future of the living room set-top box and game console, but is it a worthwhile purchase at this time for both gamers and TV fans?
The research firm IHS claims that their teardown of Microsoft's Xbox One console reveals that it costs $471 to build the unit, along with the Kinect and controller devices.
Apple has now confirmed previous rumors that it has acquired the Israel-based PrimeSense, which developed the technology behind Microsoft's original Kinect sensor.
Microsoft has announced it is now sending out thousands of developer previews of its Kinect for Windows v2 hardware, which is scheduled to officially launch sometime in 2014.
Microsoft's support pages for the Xbox One have now gone live and one of them has links to several YouTube videos designed to help owners with setting up their new console.
The full list of voice commands that are recognized by the Kinect sensor in Microsoft's Xbox One sold in the U.S. has been released as a quick way to learn which phrases the console understands.
A report claims that PrimeSense, which developed the motion-tracking tech in Microsoft's original Kinect sensor, has been purchased by Apple for $345m, following rumours of takeover talks in July.
Sony's PlayStation U.S. leader Jack Tretton stated the gamepad is "the best possible" way to interact with games, calling gesture-based game platforms like Microsoft's Kinect "relatively limiting"
Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb demonstrates how quickly the Xbox One can boot up from start and how fast it searches for anything by Felicia Day via the Kinect voice commands.
A new TV ad promoting the Xbox One shows how the game console can recognize a person when they come in the sights of the Kinect sensor, while also showing how to kill zombies in "Dead Rising 3."
Researchers have developed a game using Microsoft's Kinect motion tracking system, which is transforming rehabilitation for patients left partially immobile after a stroke, with incredible results.
The Xbox One port of EA's recent first person shooter Battlefield 4 will include Kinect support that will allow the head of a player to be tracked for leaning and peeking in the game world.
A quick video from Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb shows how fast the Xbox One can use a QR code printed on an Xbox Live gift card by putting the code in front of the Kinect sensor.
Microsoft has updated its privacy polices regard its Xbox hardware and software services, including how Kinect collects data, three weeks before the Xbox One launches on November 22nd.
Amazon is selling the recently launched Xbox 360 250GB Kinect holiday bundle, with three free games, for just $239.99 today only, which is $160 off its normal price.
Game accessory maker PDP is taking pre-orders for a TV mount designed for Microsoft's Kinect device for the Xbox One that also includes a 'privacy cover' that blocks the Kinect's cameras.
A leaked manual for the Xbox One shows that the minimum distance required for its Kinect sensor to work is 4.59 feet, which is shorter than the 6-8 feet distance for the Kinect made for the Xbox 360.
Microsoft shows how its Kinect for Windows hardware and software could be used in retail stores to sell different products in three videos that simulate different retail shopping experiences.
A recent article claimed Microsoft would use Kinect to gather biometric and user data from the next-generation Kinect bundled with Xbox One consoles, but Microsoft says such allegations are wrong.
Microsoft has now indicated that the new Kinect hardware for the Xbox One console can both listen to and understand two different human voices at once and can also see mouths moving in a dark room.
Microsoft is developing a project using its Kinect sensor that would allow users to control Windows with motion gestures, in a move similar to the recently released Leap Motion device.
Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will support voice commands if the optional Eye camera is connected, but details on how this feature will work are still unknown.
Microsoft now says that voice commands for the Xbox One console will now be supported in 10 of the company's launch markets, although some markets will have a limited set of voice commands.
In a new interview, Microsoft Xbox One exec Phil Harrison seemed to squash any thoughts that the company might sell the console without the Kinect sensor, stating, "They are not separate systems."
Microsoft has revealed in a new video that people who visit their retail store locations can see the Xbox One console on display, although it appears to be under glass and non-functioning.
A programmer has figured out a way to control video and HTML5 apps on a television with Google's Chromecast device by using motion gestured power by Microsoft's Kinect for Windows.
Microsoft designed the processors inside the Kinect sensor for the upcoming Xbox One by itself, making this the first time the company has created the processor for one of its products in-house.
With the recent announcement that Microsoft won't require the next-generation Kinect to be plugged into its upcoming console to function, will a motion sensor-free Xbox One be released?
Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One game console will in fact work even if the included Kinect sensor is not connected, which could lead to a cheaper version of the console without the Kinect device
A U.S. patent filing by Microsoft released Thursday shows the company's desire to protect its plan for a pair of augmented reality glasses to be used for multiplayer gaming purposes.
An artist has painstakingly recreated his daughter in a pixel sculpture, using an Xbox Kinect to scan her body. The extremely wide potential of the Kinect has once again been been highlighted.
No known Kinect-exclusive titles now exist for Xbox One's November launch following the Thursday announcement that "Kinect Sports Rivals" has been delayed until early 2014.
A Microsoft Research team is working with an application that, when tied into a Kinect for Windows hardware unit, can automatically translate sign language, even from a language other than English.
Apple is reportedly in talks to buy PrimeSense, the company behind the hardware and tracking technology in Microsoft's current-generation Kinect, with the deal likely for about $280 million.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Kinect sensor bundled with the Xbox One will be able to scan QR codes. This makes inputing game cards a lot easier and might soften the criticism towards the Kinect.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Kinect sensor included with the Xbox One will not be compatible with PCs, as it won't feature a USB connector or any support from Microsoft to run on Windows
A new rumor claims that Sony made the decision to remove the camera from the basic PlayStation 4 console so it could have a lower price than Microsoft's Xbox One.
Microsoft is now taking sign ups for people interested in getting early access to the next version of Kinect for Windows, which will cost $399. Sign ups end on July 31st.
Everyone on the Internet is saying that Big Brother is going to be watching you while you play your Xbox One. With all of the other surveillance and tracking going on in the world, why should we care?
At a behind closed doors session during E3 2013, Microsoft showed us some demos of how the Xbox One console will handle cloud-based data, along with a look at its Kinect technology.
We tried a live demo at E3 2013 of how the more advanced Kinect hardware included with Microsoft's Xbox One game console works, including how it can measure your heart rate.
Microsoft has posted word that owners of the upcoming Xbox One game console will have control of its privacy settings, including how much info its Kinect sensor gathers.
In a new blog post and video, Microsoft offers more detail on the design decisions behind the upcoming Xbox One game console, along with the Kinect sensor and the controller.
Microsoft claims that owners of the upcoming Xbox One game console will be able to set privacy restrictions on its Kinect sensor and that the entire system can be shut off completely.
Microsoft is developing the Xbox One game console as a central part of an overall long term plan, which is informally called 'Home 2.0', that offers a vision of a future with home automation.
Microsoft has filed for a patent that suggest the company is working on a way to put in Xbox Live Achievements for things other than games, such as watching TV shows.
A new article claims, via unnamed sources, that Microsoft is working to add a way for the Xbox One to talk back to its owners and allow people to play games remotely.
Microsoft has revealed more information about the next hardware version of Kinect for Windows, which will be shown at BUILD 2013 and will be released sometime in 2014.