Kinect http://www.kplu.org en UW Team Invents Gesture Recognition Technology That Pulls Power From Thin Air http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-team-invents-gesture-recognition-technology-pulls-power-thin-air <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A University of Washington research team has developed technology that could let people control devices with hand gestures. And the sensor doesn’t use battery power; it pulls electricity out of thin air.</span></p><p>Technology to read hand gestures already exists in devices like Microsoft’s Kinect. But most of it uses cameras or beams, which make it expensive and hungry for electricity.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:01:11 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 14291 at http://www.kplu.org UW Team Invents Gesture Recognition Technology That Pulls Power From Thin Air Xbox Kinect sales hit 10 million, setting Guinness World Record http://www.kplu.org/post/xbox-kinect-sales-hit-10-million-setting-guinness-world-record <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956937.mp3</p><p>Microsoft&#39;s Xbox is breaking records in the gaming world. The company says it has already sold 10 million of its newfangled motion-controller device, the Kinect, since the product launched in November.</p><p><strong>That&#39;s a world record.</strong></p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:40:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 963 at http://www.kplu.org Xbox Kinect sales hit 10 million, setting Guinness World Record Microsoft beats expectations for Q2 with strong sales of Xbox Kinect and Office 2010 http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-beats-expectations-q2-strong-sales-xbox-kinect-and-office-2010 <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949091.mp3</p><p>Microsoft handily beat Wall Street's expectations, posting record revenue: nearly $20 billion in its second quarter.</p><p>The company says <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/PressReleaseAndWebcast/FY11/Q2/default.aspx%20">the strong financial report</a> was fuelled by rebounding business demand, as well as swift sales of the Kinect motion controller for its Xbox 360 video games.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Xbox sales booming</strong></p><p>Microsoft says it sold 8 million Kinect motion controllers in just 60 days this past holiday season, far exceeding the company’s expectations, as well as Wall Street's.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:51:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 665 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft beats expectations for Q2 with strong sales of Xbox Kinect and Office 2010