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Microsoft has ended production of the Kinect peripheral for the Xbox. How did the best-selling gaming peripheral sink so low?

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What Microsoft's ill-fated Kinect can teach us about disruption

They say that irony is dead, but at least in the tech world it is still alive and well. The latest example: Just as hype builds for the release of …


Virtual Air Guitar announces two new Kinect titles

Microsoft may have stopped producing the Kinect but that doesn’t mean that fans won’t get to continue playing some great games, especially when …


Kinect is discontinued, but developers haven’t abandoned it yet

Microsoft recently announced the discontinuation of Kinect for Xbox One, the camera that was synonymous with the console at the start of the …


The Morning After: Monday, October 30th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>This Monday, you're waking up to Nintendo's hit console on track to outsell its predecessor's lifetime sales in a single year, rigid region-based search from Google and Kinect's weird experimental life.<p>It's a reminder of the secrecy tech companies enforce on …


Week in Geek Podcast: Is Amazon’s in-home delivery creepy or convenient?

At this point, we’re used to Amazon coming out with some off-the-wall ideas, from its wacky $200 smart fashion assistant to its much-hyped, …


iPhone X Launch ‘Catastrophe’ Will Drag On Longer Than You Think

This could go on for a while.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Apple, Phones & Smartphones<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>If you nabbed an iPhone X when preorders …

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Microsoft Stops Production Of The Kinect

The Kinect has become less and less useful across Microsoft’s platforms, so it should come as no surprise that the company has announced that …


Microsoft stops manufacturing Kinect, its depth-sensing camera along with microphone accessory

Putting to rest the concerns surrounding the viability of Kinect, <b>Microsoft</b> has finally stopped manufacturing the depth camera and microphone …


Microsoft Finally Kills Off Xbox One's Kinect

Microsoft's Kinect sensor, which sold millions across its Xbox 360 and Xbox One iterations but was often criticized, is officially dead. Ahead of its next earnings report later this week, the company has revealed that it has put an end to manufacturing of the device, meaning those still sitting on …


The Kinect is dead

Microsoft has admitted the death of the Kinect and stopped manufacturing the device.


The Morning After: Thursday, October 26th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>It's the end of the road for Kinect, and Google's testing an update for Android that Pixel 2 owners will be very interested in.<p>The iPhone X is almost here.Apple denies reports that it altered Face ID specs<p>Pre-orders for the iPhone X open up Friday morning at 3 …

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The Kinect Is Officially Dead, Microsoft Shuts Down Manufacturing

October 26, 2017<p>Share This<p>So Long Kinect, We Hardly Knew Ye<p>After seven gruelling years with various highs and lows (but mostly lows), Microsoft has …


Microsoft Quits Manufacturing Kinect Motion Controller

The company ceases production on the motion controller that helped enthusiasts and developers get their hands on advanced sensing technology at low …

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Kinects Are No Longer Being Manufactured

Since the launch of the original Kinect in 2010, Microsoft’s motion control device has had a fairly mixed reception, and now it looks like it’s …

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Microsoft Is Finally Laying Kinect To Rest, Officially Ending Production

Farewell, Microsoft Kinect. We hardly knew ye. Well, we knew ye pretty well actually, but farewell just the same.


Kinect is officially dead. Really. Officially. It’s dead.

No, really. This time it’s dead.<p>Kinect, the motion-sensing wonder device for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, has had many deaths before, but today seems to bring the last spadeful of dirt on its grave. Microsoft has confirmed it is no longer manufacturing Kinect and none will be sold once retailers run …


Microsoft kills off Kinect, stops manufacturing it

Microsoft is finally admitting Kinect is truly dead. After years of debate over whether Kinect is truly dead or not, the software giant has now stopped manufacturing the accessory. <i>Fast Co Design</i> reports that the depth camera and microphone accessory has sold around 35 million units since its debut …


RIP Microsoft's Kinect you were too good for gamers anyway

Microsoft today announced it would no longer manufacture its Kinect device. Most will remember the Kinect as a mediocre attempt at competing with the Nintendo Wii. As a camera that featured motion tracking and voice recognition, it was little more than a gimmick for Xbox gamers. But as a tool for …


Microsoft kills Kinect, its motion control camera for Xbox and Windows

Microsoft is no longer making the Kinect, as Co.Design first reported. The motion-sensing and voice-recognizing device for Xbox One and Windows will disappear from store shelves once the current stock runs out.<p>Microsoft once touted Kinect as an essential component of the Xbox One. Now, as the …


Kinect is kaput as Microsoft stops production

Your Xbox accessory will continue to work, but there won't be any more made.<p>Kinect has been diskintinued. Microsoft has stopped making the movement-sensing Xbox accessory.<p>Although yours will continue to work, there'll be no new ones sold once current stocks disappear.<p>The news was revealed by …


Microsoft finally kills off the Kinect, but the tech will live on in other devices

Microsoft’s Kinect had a rapid ascent and slow, sputtering demise — it was an inelegant end, as the company couldn’t find a permanent spot for the once revolutionary accessory. Now Microsoft is finally ready to put the final nail in that coffin.<p>Kinect creator Alex Kipman and Xbox GM Matthew Lapsen …

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Microsoft ceases production of the Kinect

Microsoft has been slowly chipping away at the Kinect's usefulness and features across its platforms, yet today's news still comes as something of a shock. The company announced today to <i>Co.Design</i> that manufacturing for the motion sensor input device has been shut down.<p>That's not to say that the …


Kinect, One of Microsoft's Most Revolutionary Ideas, Is Dead, But It Will Live on in iPhone X

Microsoft has killed off the Kinect seven years after the company first introduced the Xbox accessory that paved the way for 3D-tracking and …


Microsoft is Finally Killing Off the Kinect

Pour one out for the Kinect! In an exclusive interview with Co.Design, Alex Kipman, creator of the Kinect, and Matthew Lapsen, GM of Xbox Devices …


Microsoft has stopped making the Kinect, and that makes me sad | Ars Technica

Robbing the Xbox of its eyes and ears makes it a lesser platform.<p>Microsoft is no longer building any Kinect devices for consoles or PCs, writes Fast …


Microsoft kills Kinect just as Apple dives into facial recognition with iPhone X Face ID

With days until the launch of the iPhone X and its Face ID camera array, Microsoft's own motion sensing and facial recognition system for Xbox, …


Kinect is dead

Microsoft’s Kinect is officially out of production – neither Kinect for Xbox nor Kinect for PC shall be made henceforth. For those consumers that’ve …


Microsoft has officially halted production of the Kinect

The writing was on the wall for Microsoft's flagship motion control device and now, it's finally official: the company has ceased all production of …


Microsoft kills Kinect for Xbox One

Speaking to Co.Design, Microsoft has reportedly wrapped up production of the Kinect sensor for Xbox One and Xbox 360.After years of troubled …