LEAP Brings Motion Control To Your Computer

If you have seen the ridiculed touch-screen computer rumors floating around the web, then this may be the evolved form of it. Leap Motion has started a new project called “LEAP” which focus on your hand motions to control your computer. A small box placed in front of your computer screen reads and tracks your hand motions and transfers them to your monitor. This idea and technology is relatively similar to Microsoft’s Kinect, which provides an interactive experience with the Xbox 360 and Windows computers.

The LEAP strives to provide its users a gestures-only experience, similar to Apple's trackpad multi-gestures. While motion-controlled computers are a fairly new concept, Leap promises an innovative approach to your daily computing and at a surprisingly low price. You can pre-order the LEAP on their website at $69 a pop. 

The video shows the LEAP at work. 

Star Wars Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle Announced, Droid Awesomness

Star Wars fanboys rejoice! Your dreams of owning a Star Wars themed Xbox 360 are now a reality thanks to Microsoft releasing a new Xbox 360 with Kinect bundle in a cool Star Wars Droid theme staring a Storm Trooper-like white and black Kinect sensor bar, a shiny golden C-3PO themed controller and last but certainly not least, the 320GB Xbox 360 itself in the R2-D2 themed color scheme complete with cute R2-D2 sound effects. Microsoft has officially announced this Star Wars Kinect bundle at Comic Con today, where else? The bundle will be available in November, and you'll be able to pre-order yours starting today at retailers for a cool $449. Hit up the source link for more photos plus a video.

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Kinect SDK Beta Released


Today June 16th 2011, Microsoft released the beta version for there long awaited Kinect Software Development Kit. This happens to not be the first development kit released for the Kinect, but is the official one released by Microsoft. It can be downloaded now for Windows 7 only for 32-bit or 64 bit.

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Kinect Prices Announced and New Xbox


After Amazon, BestBuy and Wal-Mart all listed the price of the Microsoft Kinect as $149.99 for ages, Microsoft has just announced the official price of Kinect at $149.99. (Shocker!) Microsoft also announced a new Xbox 360 4GB console that has all the features like a the new design, built-in Wi-Fi,  touch-sensitive buttons and 4GB of internal flash memory. This version of the xbox can be bought for $299 or you can get it in a new bundle with Kinect and Kinect Adventures for $299. This bundle will start shipping on August 3rd.

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New Xbox 360, Kinect Sensor and “Kinect Adventures” — Get All Your Controller-Free Entertainment in One Complete Package

Microsoft announces pricing for Kinect and a new Xbox 360 4GB console.

REDMOND, Wash. — July 20, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced an all-in-one opportunity to jump into the controller-free fun of Kinect this holiday: the all-new Xbox 360 4GB console, the revolutionary Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures” packaged together for $299.99 (U.S. ERP). With “Kinect Adventures,” players will make their way through 20 adventures, navigating roaring rapids and ducking and dodging through mountaintop obstacle courses and other exotic locations — no controller, wand or balance board required. In addition, existing Xbox 360 console owners can purchase the Kinect sensor with “Kinect Adventures” for $149.99 (U.S. ERP). The sensor, which will work with each of the 40 million Xbox 360 consoles currently in households worldwide,(1) is uniquely able to track your full body movements, respond to your voice and deliver a multiplayer experience right out of the box.

In addition, the new Xbox 360 4GB console, which begins shipping on Aug. 3 in the U.S., will be available for $199.99 (U.S. ERP). With a sleek new design, the Xbox 360 4GB console looks great and includes built-in Wi-Fi N, 4GB of internal flash memory, touch-sensitive buttons and a black matte finish. (2)

“Kinect for Xbox 360 offers tremendous entertainment value for the whole family,” said Dennis Durkin, Xbox 360 chief operating officer. “With full body, voice and the ability to play games with your friends right out of the box, Kinect is the most unique, complete and affordable way for everyone to enjoy controller-free fun and entertainment.”

With more than 15 games available at launch, living rooms will become fitness rooms, dance clubs and sports stadiums. Kinect games, including “Kinectimals,” “Kinect Sports,” “Kinect Joy Ride” and MTV Games’ and Harmonix’s “Dance Central” will retail for $49.99 (U.S. ERP). In addition to games, Kinect changes the way you experience entertainment by putting your favorite movies, TV programs, music and live sports from ESPN all in one place. Begin a movie by simply saying, “Xbox, play,” or browse through a music list with the wave of a hand. Kinect also creates new ways for friends and family to have fun together. With Video Kinect,(3) share a smile with friends and family, as you open a window into living rooms around the world.

“I think Kinect is a major leap forward in the gaming experience that will appeal to both mainstream and casual gamers,” said Michael Gartenberg, partner, Altimeter Group, and author of the Engadget Entelligence column.

Starting today, select retailers are taking pre-orders for the Xbox 360 Kinect Console Bundle at $299.99 (U.S. ERP) and Kinect for Xbox 360 at $149.99 (U.S. ERP). Pre-order Kinect or the Xbox 360 Kinect Console Bundle today, and at launch receive a token to download three exclusive game levels for “Kinect Adventures,” the game included with Kinect.(4) Those wanting more information or to pre-order now should go to http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/wheretobuy


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Microsoft Kinect For Xbox 360 Available November 4


Microsoft recently announced the new Xbox 360 Slim at E3 as well as the new Kinect motion control. Both now have the same glossy black finish. The new Kinect will be available on November 4 with matching game titles:

  • Kinectimals - Nintendogs but with wild and impossibly cute animals
  • Kinect Sports - Soccer, bowling, track and field games, a bit like Wii Sports
  • Joyride - "Thrill of high speed kart racing, with the joy of controller-free gaming"
  • Kinect Adventures - Jumping around and stuff
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved - most amazing looking fitness game we've seen yet, from Ubisoft
  • Dance Central - an actual, honest to gosh dance game without stupid pads -- from Harmonix

The new Kinect will be priced at $149.99. Available for pre-order on GameStop right now.

Source Engadget, GameStop

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Microsoft Kinect Gets Official

  Microsoft not long ago, officially announced the new Kinect and released official product images. For more info and images, hit up the link below.

Source Engadget

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