Consumer rights issues are overshadowing an otherwise impressive technological announcement.
Microsoft's Kinect for the Xbox One is built into the system and it can detect six players at the same time.
Unlike the current Kinect, Microsoft's next Xbox should offer true motion control without lag that's supported by quality software.
The technology uses Microsoft's Kinect to track eye movements when someone is looking at a computer screen.
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Gestural control interfaces for everyday computing could get a big shot in the arm with this update.
Kinect could unobtrusively measure the breathing of burn victims or others who can use strap-on measurement systems.
Microsoft Research is always working on cool new features, and based on a video Microsoft just released, it seems clear that the next version of Kinect will be able to better recognize hands, hand positioning, and hand gestures, effectively letting you control your Xbox -- and your PC -- with just the equipment god gave you, right out of the box.
If you haven't already pre-ordered, however, the price is now a little higher: $79.99, up $10 from the pre-order cost.
There's still no official release date, but Leap Motion has already scored a major deal for its long-awaited gesture control gadget with Best Buy.
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With the high volume of new products and flashy prototypes vying for attention at the 2013 CES, very few have shown the kind of innovation needed to bring humanity one step closer to creating the ultimate consumer electronic device: a holodeck.
Editor's Pick Controlling a browser with your eyes? Playing a game in a web browser on your smartphone by waving your hands in the air? That and more is the future of the web, according to Google.
In Microsoft's living room of the future, it's television that watches you.
Developer Harmonix continues its fantastic legacy of music games with Dance Central 3. Consider the title your yearly reminder of why you bought the Xbox 360's Kinect hardware in the first place.
Microsoft's Xbox team and the NFL have joined forces to make America healthier and reduce childhood obesity. One of the incentives is an actual NFL star friending a kid on Facebook and giving him or her a "social autograph," which kids can then share with their friends.
With 3Gear, the mouse treats your hand as if it's one big pointing finger. The touchscreen interaction is about sliding around pictures under glass, but 3Gear expects developers will use it for 3D applications rather than games.
Watch a live demo of SoftKinetic's close-range gesture controls.
SoftKinetic's close-range gesture control technology is at the heart of Intel's upcoming non-touch control for laptops. The companies call this development the beginning of perceptual computing.
Kinect's awesome gestural control powers are coming to Windows apps, and to prepare developers, Microsoft is releasing some interesting new design samples.