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Xbox One April 2015 Update Drops

Xbox One April 2015 Update Drops

The latest update for the Xbox One game console began rolling out this week. The update is bringing with it several new features that will improve the console and make it better for owners. The update…

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OpenPool Augmented Reality Kit Adds Visual Effects to Billiard Tables: Trick Shots

OpenPool Augmented Reality Kit Adds Visual Effects to Billiard Tables: Trick Shots

Pool tables come in hundreds of different styles, but if you really want to make your setup unique, check out OpenPool. It’s an augmented reality system that lets you project visual effects on the bed that…

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Shapify.me Lets You Use Your Kinect to Take 3D Selfies

Shapify.me Lets You Use Your Kinect to Take 3D Selfies

Earlier this year we learned about Twinkind, a 3D printing shop that makes personalized figurines. Its products are highly detailed, but it has two drawbacks: the figurines are expensive and you have to go to Germany…

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inFORM Dynamic Shape Display: Display See, Display Do

inFORM Dynamic Shape Display: Display See, Display Do

The touchscreen and app combo of today’s mobile devices makes one gadget act as many. Different apps display different interfaces, and the touchscreen lets you interact with those interfaces in a natural manner. But what if,…

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Xbox One Employee Edition up for Bidding: The All in White Entertainment System

Xbox One Employee Edition up for Bidding: The All in White Entertainment System

Microsoft has one heck of an item for zealous Xbox fans and videogame collectors. The company has donated a very special edition of the Xbox One to UK charity GamesAid. The special next generation console, which…

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Kinect-based Computer Orchestra Uses Computers as Musicians: You Are the Conductor

Kinect-based Computer Orchestra Uses Computers as Musicians: You Are the Conductor

Nowadays it’s quite possible to create and play music live using a computer. You can also use MIDI controllers to make it easier for you to interact with music software and audio files. However, pushing keys…

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Manga Generator Puts You in the Comics

Manga Generator Puts You in the Comics

As much as I think the Kinect is a cool device, I have to say I don’t play many Xbox 360 games that use it. However, this interactive concept being shown off in Japan is something…

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Ubi Interactive Now on Sale: Turn Any Surface into a Microsoft Surface

Ubi Interactive Now on Sale: Turn Any Surface into a Microsoft Surface

If you had your eye on Ubi Interactive’s multitouch software, you’ll be glad to now that it’s now on sale. For those unfamiliar with the product, sit back and relax. I’ll take you to a world…

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PaperDude VR Needs More Bees

PaperDude VR Needs More Bees

The original Paperboy was ahead of its time. While other arcade games in the 80s featured spaceships or medieval warriors, Paperboy only had, well, a paperboy. So it’s fitting that this homage to the game uses…

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Shape-It-Up Lets You Tweak 3D Shapes Using Simple Hand Gestures: Pottery Simulator

Shape-It-Up Lets You Tweak 3D Shapes Using Simple Hand Gestures: Pottery Simulator

The researchers behind Shape-It-Up call it a “Hand Gesture Based Creative Expression of 3D Shapes Using Intelligent Generalized Cylinders”, but it’s totally a pottery simulator. Decades from now, if – when? – Paramount Pictures decides to…

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Microsoft Outlines Xbox One Lending, Trading and Connectivity Rules: The All-in-One Lock-in System

Microsoft Outlines Xbox One Lending, Trading and Connectivity Rules: The All-in-One Lock-in System

Before the Xbox One was announced, the Internet was inundated with rumors about how you wouldn’t be able to play used games on the console, how it was going to require an Internet connection and how…

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Xbox One Specs and Features Announced, Price and Release Date to Come

Xbox One Specs and Features Announced, Price and Release Date to Come

Today, Microsoft took wraps off of their shiny new gaming console, the Xbox One (formerly known as Xbox 720 or Durango.) If you can believe it, it’s been nearly eight years since the original Xbox 360…

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Microsoft IllumiRoom Project: Same Display, Bigger Screen

Microsoft IllumiRoom Project: Same Display, Bigger Screen

Earlier this year Microsoft introduced IllumiRoom, a prototype technology that augments TVs and other displays by projecting room-filling visuals that complement what is being shown on the screen. Microsoft Research recently released a video that explains…

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Xbox 720 Next-Gen “Console” to Be Worn on Wrist, Renamed XWatch

Xbox 720 Next-Gen “Console” to Be Worn on Wrist, Renamed XWatch

There’s been rampant speculation about what the new Xbox 720 (codenamed “Durango”) video game console might have in store for us later this year, and now we have some answers. As more and more companies jump…

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Kinect Hacked with Brain Scans for Neurosurgeon Augmented Reality

Kinect Hacked with Brain Scans for Neurosurgeon Augmented Reality

The Microsoft Kinect has been hacked to do all sorts of things, and while some of the hacks are for the good of humankind, most are pretty superfluous. But the Microsoft Research Cambridge team has recently…

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Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

We’ve already seen how the fashion industry can make use of robotics to make life easier for shoppers. But a Japanese clothing chain called United Arrows also found a way to use robots to make things…

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