Dear Game Developers, We're Not All Idealized Androids (Some of Us Are…

You know how in many video games with character creation your attempts to make an older, wizened sort of character always result in the buffest old man you've ever seen due to their only being one body model for all male characters? In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter jacobgermain points out how ridiculous that… » 1/30/12 11:30am 1/30/12 11:30am

Kinect Keeps an Eye on Grandma Without Invading Her Privacy

Because of the way its camera depicts what it sees, Kinect is being used by researchers to monitor elderly patients for their risk of a fall while still respecting their privacy. The device is helping the University of Missouri's independent living community predict health risks 10 to 14 days before their most serious… » 9/11/11 2:00pm 9/11/11 2:00pm