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Xbox One's Kinect discerns heartbeat and who has the controller

The Xbox One's next-generation Kinect has a greater interest in your facial features, and is capable of discerning your identity, even if you hand off the controller. In a brief demonstration in one of its Kinect testing rooms, Microsoft showed press how the Kinect kept track of two player profi...

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Valve measures sweat during Left 4 Dead play

Valve tinkers with a lot of things – whatever it feels like, mostly – but has a particular interest in biometrics and direct player feedback within games. At the Neurogaming Conference last week, Valve Experimental Psychologist (seriously, whatever if feels like) Mike Ambinder described...

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Microsoft patents pressure-sensitive controller that identifies who's holding it

Iris scans are old hat. The future of biometric identification is in registering and identifying a person's unique hand pressure profile – at least, that's what someone at Microsoft believes. The megalithic multimedia mogul has been granted a patent for "personalization using a hand-pressure ...

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Rumor: Valve working on 'Steam Box' console standard with customizable controller, biometrics

Valve has already revolutionized PC gaming distribution with its industry-leading Steam platform, and now it has its sights set on bringing that same level of innovation to your living room, according to a report from The Verge. Valve is said to be working on hardware and software specifications fo...

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Sony patents biometric controllers, handhelds

Everyone's getting into the biometric controller business -- without actually getting into it. Nintendo's Vitality Sensor caused a lot of blood pressure spikes upon its announcement, but was delayed into oblivion. And don't hold your breath for Ubisoft's Innergy. The next device to get feedbac...

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Phil Harrison sees dominant Apple, biometric screens in the future

Edge Online polled Phil Harrison, formerly of Sony and Atari, and now of Gaikai, about the future of gaming and technology in general. He very quickly identified one trend that it's hard not to see coming: continued growth for Apple's game platforms and the App Store. "At this trajectory, if you ext...

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