Israeli company PrimeSense, who did a lot of the heavy lifting in the design of the original Kinect, have been bought out. Not by Microsoft, but by Apple.
The whole deal with Kinect is that it's supposed to free you from touching things. But a new implementation might have you being more in touch with the physical world than before.
Last year, Microsoft bought a company called Canesta. Canesta, a gesture-recognition company, is the way to the future.
Computer hardware manufacturer ASUS has teamed up with the makers of Kinect's camera technology, PrimeSense, to bring controller-free, gesture-based gaming to your PC this year, a product it will show off at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.
Kinect is the Xbox 360's Great Wavy Hope in the battle for the home entertainment market. Did you know, however, that the device could have easily gone to Apple instead?
You've heard all about Project Natal, but Microsoft's 3D motion controller solution would have fallen completely flat if not for PrimeSense's 3D sensing technology. What is PrimeSense?