Kinect chip developer licensing tech for use in TVs, PCs

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Kinect chip developer licensing tech for use in TVs, PCs.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/01/0ehFdf.jpg[/newsimage]Richard Marks, designer of Sony’s PlayStation Move controller stated earlier this year that “buttons are irreplaceable as an input device,” but PrimeSense, the Israeli company which makes the motion-sensing control chip for Microsoft’s Kinect hands-free controller, is hoping that the rest of the world doesn’t feel that way.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/kinect-chip-developer-licensing-tech-for-use-in-tvs-pcs-38659/](http://www.myce.com/news/kinect-chip-developer-licensing-tech-for-use-in-tvs-pcs-38659/)


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Wonderful, just bloody wonderfull.
Do any of you know how hard it is to teach the over 70 set how to use a new remote? Now we have to be Aerobics instructors?

On the up side, you’ll never loose the remote in the couch but the batteries will be an absolute nightmare to change.


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Err … How do you turn the tv on?


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“Err … How do you turn the tv on?”

You put your right arm in, you take your right arm out and…


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[QUOTE=debro;2568927]Err … How do you turn the tv on?[/QUOTE]
Could you name three households where modern televisions are actually completely disconnected from the power grid?


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[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2569133]Could you name three households where modern televisions are actually completely disconnected from the power grid?[/QUOTE]
Depends on what you consider “modern”.

I grew up in a country area where many households were too far off the beaten track to get grid connected electricity … and hence needed to run their own generators.

I recall my parents were greatly annoyed, due to privacy concerns, when someone decided to build their new house just 500m (approx) away.
Previously they had an entire 1KM between them and the nearest house :wink:


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[QUOTE=debro;2569138]Depends on what you consider “modern”.[/quote] I consider a modern household to be connected to a power- , sewage-, water-, television- and internetgrid.

I grew up in a country area where many households were too far off the beaten track to get grid connected electricity … and hence needed to run their own generators.
I would get sooo innovative with solar power then.

I recall my parents were greatly annoyed, due to privacy concerns, when someone decided to build their new house just 500m (approx) away.
Previously they had an entire 1KM between them and the nearest house :wink:
I’m surrounded by three neighbours living a wall or floor next to mine.