The second generation of Kinect for Windows is getting closer and closer to launch, according to Microsoft, and now the company has finally unveiled the hardware. No big surprises here — the design is very similar to the Kinect 2 sensor on Xbox One. The Kinect for Windows Blog shows the final form of the device in a...

This is pretty cool. Amazon is now selling the Kinect with  three Kinect-friendly games for $99.99 ($50 off). The bundle includes: Kinect Adventures The Gunstringer Fruit Ninja Kinect. In the United States, this bundle ships for free so you might want to pick this up. This is another very good move strategically and...

Today is officially the start of the “Kinect for Windows” commercial program, allowing companies worldwide to get their hands on the Kinect. From there hopefully they can develop innovative applications that can provide improvement to internal operations and build new customer experiences. From today on, any business...

Microsoft are continuing to push the Kinect into new hardware platforms. The push seems to correspond with the upcoming release of Windows 8. You may remember that a year ago, we published a rumor that seemed to be heading in this direction. An excerpt: The Kinect 2 will be between 40 to 60% smaller than the current...

OK, the CES 2012 keynote by Steve Ballmer is over and the summary is in progress. Most of you may not remember this, but in January of 2011, we had reported the rumor that Microsoft was developing a version of the Kinect for home use. Now, there is some immediate news. Kinect for Windows is coming on February 1st...

2012 is shaping up to be a rather exciting year for Microsoft with Windows 8 on its way, possibly Windows Phone 8 sometime this year, Kinect for Windows, and the chance of an announcement of a next-generation Xbox (if rumors prove correct). We are gradually seeing a shift away from Microsoft’s core focus as a OS...

So once in a while we will get a tip and publish it on this blog and wait…. Sometimes the tips are false (it happens) but just sometimes… In January of this year(2011), a source “Ryan” gave us a tip. From the story then: My source (who I will call Ryan for now) is saying that he’s pretty certain that Kinect connectivity...

Microsoft has released 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) beta. The Kinect is a horizontal camera that sits at the base of your TV. The device contains an RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone which runs proprietary software. Kinect allows for full-body 3D...