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Microsoft's Project Natal Reborn as Kinect

Motion control system debuts at E3

(Newser) - Microsoft unveiled its much-hyped Project Natal motion control system—now renamed “Kinect”—at E3 last night, in a performance long on grandiosity and short on actual revelations. After walking through a set of fake living rooms, the white-poncho-wearing audience was treated to a performance by Cirque du Soleil... More »

New Tech Ditches the Remote Control

Consumer Electronics Show previews Project Natal, Hitachi TVs

(Newser) - Losing your remote control will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new technology that embraces motion control, making it possible to channel surf with your hands. Hitachi televisions, for example, will allow you to change the channel by twisting your wrist, the New York Times reports. Microsoft’... More »

Upgraded Remote Gives Wii New Spark

MotionPlus yields more accurate control, heralds things to come

(Newser) - With sales slowing, the Wii needs a shot in the arm, and Nintendo thinks it’s found one with Wii MotionPlus, a little accessory that plugs into the bottom of the controller, giving it a gyroscope that can detect more subtle motions. The results are nice, writes Katherine Boehret for... More »

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