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Apple confirms rumored acquisition of Kinect maker PrimeSense

Apple has confirmed that it has indeed acquired the Israeli 3D sensor maker PrimeSense, reports AllThingsD: Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed the PrimeSense deal with the boilerplate comment the company typically provides when news of one of its acquisitions leaks: "Apple buys smaller...

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Padzilla Two mates iPad and Kinect for Fruit Ninja madness

If you've ever wanted to see what a cross between an iPad and a Kinect would result in, Crunchy Logistics just unveiled its Padzilla Too video display that utilizes both. The bound-to-be pricey display projects what Crunchy Logistics claims is the largest reproduction of the iPad in the world...

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Will the iPhone 4S overtake the Kinect as the fastest selling consumer product device?

In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of Guinness Breweries, was involved in a drunken argument about which of Europe's many game birds could fly the fastest. Unable to settle the argument even after consulting a well-stocked library, he commissioned a new reference book that would be filled...

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Daily iPad App: Fuego's River Adventure

Unfortunately, Fuego's River Adventure isn't actually that great of a game. It's extremely simple, the controls aren't precise enough to really make it fun, and while there are about 20 stages to float through where you need to go down a river dodging obstacles and picking up bonus items. I was...

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iPad as Kinect part 2: Air Touches

What can you do with an iPad 2 with its onboard cameras and it's fairly able CPU? Quite a lot, it turns out. When TUAW first looked at Greg Hartstein's Air Touch project, it required a completely dark room and could only handle a single measure of distance based on lighting levels. Things have...

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Convert your iPad 2 into a low-rent Kinect

So, I was chatting on a developer email list yesterday about how you can use basic statistics to find the most prevalent color in a camera frame. One thing led to another, which in my case meant sample code followed by "Hey, this is kind of cool. Maybe I should put it in the App Store." (Thanks...

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Kinect plus iPhone used to create gaming prototype

Rockmoon is a developer in Singapore that built this rig above -- it's an iPhone hooked up to Microsoft's Kinect motion controller, used to work with a game prototype similar to the old Sewer Shark Sega CD title. Basically, it's a two player affair, with one player using the Kinect to actually...

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Apple could sell 600,000 iPad 2s in three days

When the original iPad debuted a little less than a year ago, Apple sold a whopping 300,000 in 24 hours. With the release of the iPad 2 later today, analysts are estimating that Apple could sell as many as 600,000 units in only three days. Given the hype behind the iPad 2, not to mention the...

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Mac OS X, Microsoft Kinect create gesture-based MRI demo

A team of researchers from the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland has developed a Kinect-based system for the touch-free control of medical imaging software. The group filmed an impressive proof-of-concept video showcasing their hands-free medical imaging...

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iPad and Kinect: two fastest-selling gadgets of all time

Apple and Microsoft have been competing for decades in the desktop market, so it is only natural to compare their success in other markets. Though the Microsoft Kinect and the Apple iPad are vastly different devices, the pair are the two fastest selling gadgets this year. The Next Web put together...

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Kinect running on OS X

Microsoft recently released its Kinect motion sensor system for the Xbox 360 -- it's a little camera-equipped device that plugs into the game console and lets you control game titles, Wii-style, with just your body in lieu of any actual controllers. Just a few days after release, the hardware was...

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