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Xbox One's Kinect to use 'time-of-flight' for more exact measurements

A recent Microsoft blog explored the technology behind the Xbox One's Kinect hardware and how "time-of-flight" is expected to be a significant improvement on the Xbox 360's version of Kinect. The tech "emits light signals and then measures how long it takes them to return," which Microsoft said n...

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Report: Developers sound off on PS4, Xbox One development progress

Though the PS4 and Xbox One are far from finalized ahead of their retail debut this November, developers have told Edge anonymously that the PS4 is currently in a better state of performance. With launch about two months out, "the hardware isn't locked" yet. These sources claim the PS4 is more c...

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Seen@QuakeCon 2013: Carmack explains ambient occlusion

See? Simple....

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Microsoft announces Surface tablet at Los Angeles event

The Microsoft Big Announcement Speculation Game can finally come to an end, as the company announced a new tablet device called Microsoft Surface this afternoon during a Los Angeles press event. Microsoft calls it the "companion hardware innovation" for Windows 8, an OS that was designed to work on...

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Behind the scenes of Quantic Dream's 'Kara' tech demo

Have you thought about just how Quantic Dream pulled off that "Kara" tech demo on the PS3? If your answer, like ours, was that they actually built a female android and taught it how to speak all those languages and sing, then you're wrong. They didn't do that at all. Female androids don't exist in...

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Fallon promises game premieres 'movie premiere' status

This Monday, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" begins and Conan O'Brien ascends the ranks of late nightdom into the much-vaunted "Tonight Show" position. Why is this exciting news for you, you ask? Because Fallon loves Felicia Day! Wait, no, that's not it. It's because Fallon, like Engadget's Josh To...

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Face to interlace: Up-close view of PSP Brite

Out of all the frightening images we've been subjected to this Halloween, this one easily ranks as the most terrifying. It's an intensely intimate view of the PSP Brite (or PSP-3000 if you want to get all technical) and the screen that's drawn some disapproving squints in recent weeks. The folks ...

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FFV: A plumber and his DS

If there's one thing in this life we understand, it's the love for small gadgets that people often feel and exhibit. Heck, we turned an obsession into an actual job. That's how strong our love of the DS is. And, as one might imagine, Nintendo's iconic character Mario has a fondness for the DS, as ...

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Become the Dr. Frankenstein of the DS world

Let's get down to business: you can rebuild it. You can make it stronger. You can fix your own DS. Not that you would, since Nintendo has such amazing customer service, but the relative inexpensive price of the handheld means that you can feel free to tinker and disassemble your old one with no fea...

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Tomb Raider engine to power Deus Ex 3

Adding itself to the rather small list of next-gen titles not using Epic's Unreal Engine, Eidos Montreal studio head Stephane D'Astous has confirmed to Develop that Deus Ex 3 will use fellow Eidos developer Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider engine to render its presumably post-apocalyptic environments. ...

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