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Posted on May 18 2011 - 5:36pm by Robert
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So you already have a great time on your Xbox, but what if you could squeeze even more entertainment out of it? Have a look at these tricks and tips to see if something interests you. Play your own music during games. Even in non 360 games you can get your own music to play during a game. Put the music on before the game is loaded and it will carry on as you play. This is a good way to add atmosphere or simply to have a laugh by playing something completely inappropriate. Two screens at once. If you have one of the models that comes with...

Here is some good news for technology fans with a penchant for fashion; you can now use augmented reality to try out new gear without actually going to the inconvenience of putting it on. Now for the bad news: if you want to buy a dress without trying it on then you will need to nip over to Topshop in Moscow to do it. In fact, you would need to have done it between the 5th and 8th of May to be perfectly honest with you. The Russian experiment kicked off last week and used a big screen, a camera and a Kinect motion sensor to let customers...

Whilst walking around the Gadget Show Live I was very excited, yet a little disturbed to notice the Eye of Sauron following my every move. I stopped to video the ‘eye’ which utilizes a Pufferfish Puffersphere orb and Microsoft Kinect to allow it to track a moving object, in this case people walking past the stand. Pufferfish, The Technology and Earthware have worked together on various other projects including the ‘eye’ which has attracted over 500,000 views on YouTube since the video went live in March. The core component is...

The preparations for the Royal Wedding are hotting up, a plethora of merchandise is starting to roll out and even Microsoft is getting in on the action. Not even Will’s knows what his future brides dress looks like but Xbox Kinect users can play dress up with Royal Wedding themed clothes for their gamer avatars. Frequent users of the Xbox Live dashboard may have noticed a poll over the past few weeks which allowed them to vote for their favourite wedding outfits. The votes have been counted from over 50,000 users with the idealistic...

You would think that any electronics device which had entered the Guinness Book of Records for selling over 10 million units since its launch at the tail end of 2010 must already be pretty well designed. However, it seems that Microsoft researchers have found some new ways to improve their Kinect device even further. The study was carried out by Microsoft Research in Cambridge and has resulted in a paper which suggests a way of giving a better performance. The idea put forward is the use of the 3D depth maps together with a server to gather...