Posts tagged as: Kinect

Microsoft Has Discontinued the Kinect Adapter – Need for Windows PCs and Modern Xboxes to Use the Device

Microsoft is no longer producing the Kinect adapter that is needed to connect the Kinect to an Xbox One S, Xbox One X, or other Windows device. “After careful consideration, we decided to stop manufacturing the Xbox Kinect Adapter to focus attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming accessories across Xbox One and Windows 10,” […]

The Mall Comes to XboxOne – Now You Can Try on Clothes at with Your TV and Kinect

A new Xbox One app called The Mall lets users virtually try on clothes at home with Kinect. The app is available for free on Xbox One right now, and you can watch a preview below to see how it works from Windows Central. Basically, you stand in front of the Kinect camera and it […]

Latest Xbox One Update Removes Kinect Gesture Support for Dashboard Navigation

  The upcoming New Xbox One Experience update completely removes support for gesture-based dashboard navigation through Kinect. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra says in a new interview that the company decided to cut the feature because people barely used it at all. “Gesture controls for navigating the dashboard were removed to focus on fan-requested features resulting in […]

Headset Support Is On the Way for Cortana on Xbox One

Microsoft is making several big changes to the Xbox One, and one of those changes is how voice command works. The plan is to bring Cortana to the table, but the voice assistant will work a little different when compared to what is available now. At the moment, if users want to use voice commands […]

Cortana on Xbox One Will Require Kinect to Connect

During E3 2015, Microsoft announced a new update heading to the Xbox One. It will include a dashboard, support for backward compatibility with Xbox 360 games and Microsoft’s Cortana intelligent voice assistant. You’ll need a Kinect to use Cortana, though. While there has been some speculation about how Microsoft would allow user input to their […]

Xbox One May Get DVR Functionality this Year

The Xbox One underneath your TV set could soon replace your TiVo or other digital video recorder, according to a report from long-time, well-connected Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott. In a post discussing the death of Windows Media Center on the PC, Thurrott cites unnamed sources that the Xbox One’s live TV functionality will expand to […]

Microsoft to Release Xbox One Standalone Kinect Sensor in October

  Back in May, Microsoft announced that it would reduce the price of the Xbox One to $399 and remove the Kinect sensor. Now, the company will be making the sensor available separately in October for $149.99. They’ll throw in Dance Central Spotlight as well. Here’s what they posted today: Since we announced the availability of […]

Dance Central Spotlight Hits the Xbox One on September 2

Dance Central Spotlight electric slides through the interwebs into Xbox One on September 2. The core Kinect-required game, which includes 10 songs, will be $9.99. After that, there are another 50 songs to choose from, some of which were also revealed today. The game will be playable for the first time this weekend at San […]

Aaron Paul’s Xbox One Ad is Turning “Xbox On”

The ad – featuring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul – has the actor say “Xbox On” near its start. The instruction appears to trigger the machine’s Kinect voice/motion sensor, activating the console. A spokesman for Microsoft said it had no comment at this time, but noted that previous ads had also featured voice commands. Many people have posted […]

Microsoft Explored 75 Xbox One Prototypes Before Finding the One!

Microsoft’s senior industrial design manager Carl Ledbetter revealed that the company examined more than 75 sketched and 3D-printed prototype Xbox One designs before settling on the console’s final look. The Xbox One’s Kinect sensor additionally saw more than 100 drafted designs before Microsoft decided on a physical shape for the console’s camera peripheral. The Xbox […]

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