The Kinect sensor, for $149.99, will also come with “Dance Central Spotlight,” the latest in the series from developer Harmonix, which will be available as a digital download and features 10 hot tracks.
One of Canada’s favorite games is curling, so it’s no surprise that the winning team in the latest Kinect Hackathon in Canada created an app that creates an augmented reality version of the Olympic sport.
In new videos, Albert Penello, from the Xbox product planning team, and Scott Evans, from the Xbox engineering team, walk through some of their favorite tips and tricks so you can make the most of your Kinect experience.
Xbox Wire shares seven useful and lesser-known commands. They include: “Xbox, Notifications” to see a rundown of recent notifications, including invites, installations and achievements; “Xbox, Switch,” which switches input focus between your main screen and a snapped app (great for pausing Netflix, for example); and “Xbox, Invite,” to pick from your friend list by number, with online friends listed first.
After sustaining a running injury that made her turn to yoga for exercise, Kyle Rector and her advisor, Julie Kientz, realized the potential of using Kinect to detect yoga poses. Using skeletal tracking, voice recognition and the ability to use software to help people improve the alignment of people’s bodies, they developed Eyes-Free Yoga.
The new Kinect sensor for Xbox One brings higher fidelity, sensitivity and precision whether the action is taking place on a battlefield or a dance floor. In a new video, game developers share how they’re using the new Kinect in some of Xbox One’s biggest launch titles, including “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” “Dead Rising 3” and “Just Dance 2014.”
A collaboration between Microsoft Research Asia, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Union University has created a prototype that translates sign language into spoken language — and spoken language into sign language — in real time.