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Report: Apple in talks to purchase co-creators of original Kinect tech

Apple is currently in talks to purchase PrimeSense, the original suppliers of Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensing technology, according to All Things D. The acquisition was first reported by Isreali publication Calcalist, which indicated that the purchase will amount to $345 million. Founded in 20...

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Attach more things to your head with Oculus Rift sensor, camera clips

Oculus Rift dev kits have been out in the wild for just under a month and the gameplay videos and mods keep trickling in. The latest mod comes for the hardware itself, two clips to add extra motion sensors or cameras to the back or front of the headset, both 3D-printed. Hackaday's Caleb Kraft des...

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SoftKinetic releases free, Kinect-compatible 'iisu' dev kit

What's an "iisu," you ask? It's an acronym for "The Interface Is You," of course! It's also the name of SoftKinetic's "3D gesture recognition" software development kit, available now for "qualified developers" to license for free. The iisu SDK is said to work with "all major 3D depth-sensing devi...

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Standalone motion-sensing game console believes honesty is the best policy

We've seen plenty of cheap imitators of the Nintendo Wii since the system launched back in 2006 -- but we've never seen one of these knockoffs be quite so honest as the "Wireless 60." Seriously, the product description on the back of its box borders on self-deprecating....

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Japanese DSiWare game uses camera to create illusion of depth

We've seen the DSi's camera used as a tilt sensor a couple of times, but Rittai Kakushi E Atta Kore Da (something like Hidden 3D Shapes: There it Is) does something new with it: using the camera's motion sensing to create the illusion of a 3D space, which you explore by moving the DS and changing pe...

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DSi motion control demoed by Engine Software

Netherlands-based handheld gaming studio Engine Software has developed a cool new piece of tech for the DSi: motion sensitivity. To show off this breakthrough, the company has developed a brief demo video of TILT, a kind of Marble Blast Ultra clone where the player guides a ball around the gameworl...

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Revolutionary motion controls come to Xbox 360 (and Wii) ... in new fishing game

Click to embiggen. Griffin International's upcoming controller for the Xbox 360 may be one of the craziest looking peripherals ever designed. No, this isn't a sex toy. Rather, it's the first motion-sensing controller to release on the 360, and it's for the most exciting sport ever created by man -...

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Miyamoto flattered, not worried by Sony, Microsoft motion controllers

If there was one driving theme behind this year's E3, it was that motion controls are too cool for school. However, even with both Microsoft and Sony jumping onto the bandwagon with their own gesture-based antics, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto tells the BBC that he's "not worried at all" about being...

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WSJ: Microsoft prepping Xbox 360 motion control camera

Rumors of Microsoft's intent to ride on Nintendo's motion-sensitive coattails are nothing new, and while nothing has been announced, the Wall Street Journal suggests that a new motion-detecting camera from Microsoft could be unveiled as early as next month's E3. Citing unnamed sources reportedly c...

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Ars discusses rumored Xbox 360 motion sensor

Microsoft's rumored motion-sensing peripheral for the Xbox 360 may have actually been on display to the public under a different banner, Ars Technica suggests. The meat of this speculation (tofu compact for vegans) is that the site actually saw the same technology at the Consumer Electronics Show...

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