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All posts tagged "motion sensor"

  • Leaked Durango Kinect specs hint at dramatically higher motion detection

    The specs for the Kinect 2.0, the next generation depth camera and motion sensor to be coupled with the new Xbox, have been leaked according to a lengthy report on VGLeaks, a trusted source of hardware tips on the internet. Running on a dedicated Durango system, the next-generation Kinect sensor will apparently have a much wider field of view, and quash the need for a tilt motor to catch movement if more than two players are present. A greater field of view will mean the ability to have multiplayer games, maybe even up to six players instead of the previous...

  • New Microsoft motion-tracking venture project ‘Digit’ is all about the wrist

    Kinect, it fills our stomachs with bile. Here was potentially the greatest controller to ever hit consoles, but was and is sorely underutilised. Is it down to the cumbersome tech, a hefty price or lack of innovative software? Whatever’s cock-blocking motion-technology isn’t getting Microsoft down and today, news of a new motion-tracking technology, namely a wearable wrist sensor is making us whole once more. A Microsoft research team have created a wrist-mounted array of sensors which accurately tracks hand and wrist movement in a three-dimensional plane. Groovy. Microsoft promises that “it’ll get smaller over time” It’s called project “digit” and the...