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New Microsoft adapter lets Xbox One's Kinect play nice with PCs

Microsoft releases a $49.99 adapter to allow an Xbox One's Kinect sensors to plug into the Xbox One gaming console.

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Microsoft's 'smart cellophane' looks surprisingly useful (at least for academics)

Why in the world would you want to place a sheet of smart plastic over a tablet? To add an extra layer of computing, Microsoft researchers say of its FlexSense project.

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Microsoft's standalone Xbox One Kinect due in October with bonus game

As promised, Microsoft will deliver its standalone Kinect sensor for the Xbox One, tossing in a free game to sweeten the deal.

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Microsoft goes big on Kinect-less Xbox One bundles for the fall

Microsoft has three new bundles coming for Xbox fans around the world and the biggest common feature between them is they all lack a Kinect motion camera.

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Kinect v2 gets a Windows launch date, $200 price tag

The Windows version of the second-generation Kinect hardware opened for preorders on the Microsoft Store over the weekend, with a higher-than-expected cost.

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'McLaren' Lumia phone may include Kinect-like '3D Touch' gesture control

We first heard about 3D Touch in November, but two new reports have a lot of detail to share about some new motion control features expected to land on Windows Phone.

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Become Paperboy: Vintage video game recreated with Oculus Rift, Kinect support

PaperDude VR combines modern technology to immerse gamers in that 1980s video game stalwart Paperboy.

Inkjet printer builds custom circuit boards

Printing a circuit board on your home inkjet printer and creating basic electronics is what Microsoft Research hopes will be the future for hobbyists and makers.

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5 ways Microsoft will enable your PC to see, sense, and understand

At its Silicon Valley TechFair last week, Microsoft Research showed off how its Kinect computer-vision sensor could transform the way you use webcams, whiteboards, and more.

Microsoft's next Kinect camera may be staring you in the face

While Intel plans to integrate its RealSense cameras directly into laptops, Microsoft could work with what's already there.

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Microsoft reveals next-gen Kinect for Windows design, teases launch

A powered-up Kinect for Windows sensor is coming. Surprise! It looks an awful lot like the Xbox One Kinect.