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Game Consoles with USB 3.0 – XBox One and PS4

Microsoft unveiled the XBox One this week.  The Press Conference revealed what we should have known (from reading about the Kinect 2) that the XBox One and the Kinect 2 have USB 3.0. Why is USB 3.0 necessary? The Kinect 2 has to take a 1920 x 1080 x a bunch of other numbers video stream.   The system a […]

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New Game Consoles PS4 and XBox Kinect 2 to have USB 3.0

Microsoft Durango Kinect February 20, Microsoft leaked info on on the next generation Kinect Sensor for the next generation XBox.  This is the 3rd generation XBox which could be called the XBox 3, but appears to be called the Durango. So the Durango XBox Kinect 2 has USB 3.0, so we can guess that the […]

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E3 Microsoft XBOX 360 Kinect, The Best BlackBerry Ever, Tango the iPhone App

Microsoft heavily promoted the Kinect XBOX 360 games today at E3. Developers have had a another year to generate new uses, and it shows in the latest line-up of games. The Kinect is a USB peripheral.  I know you remember that the Kinect is Motion Sensing Video Camera that let’s you use your whole body […]

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Holographic video conferencing and USB 3.0

Yes, 3D TV has it’s skeptics, but at the beginning of the last century, people thought “talkies*” would fail. Because you’ve been reading this blog, the Kinect for the XBOX 360 uses multiple cameras to create accurate 3D images of the body, to track body movement. It has a built in microphone also, and the […]

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Kinect Teardown from EE Times, Second USB 3.0 Host Certified

Sony and Microsoft have added Motion Control to their game systems.  Specifically, Sony has wireless motions sensing remotes (called the Move) similar to the Wii controller (WiMote).  Microsoft has the Kinect. Microsoft Kinect gives the 5 year old XBox and will likely boost sales and lengthen the life of the XBox 360 further. In fact, […]

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XBox 360 Kinect – Not just for games

In 3 weeks, Microsoft will ship out Kinect for the XBox 360.  Kinect is a 3D Video Camera and Software. The Camera connects to your XBox through the XBox USB port.  It allows you to play games without a controller.  The early reviews indicate that this is the most precise motion control system ever, where […]

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