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TechSavvy: The Kinect - child's play? Or not?

Payton H. Wilmott, Gleaner Writer

This may be the first and only time you'll see me write about a video game
or video-game peripheral because most persons think this sphere of technology is childish. I had the same view of things until I got my hands on the Xbox 360 Kinect. This device is revolutionary in every way.

What is it?

The Kinect is an add-on for the Microsoft Xbox 360 that opens up a whole new world of features. How can I explain something that offers so much? Hmmm. I guess it's best to start by telling you what it is.

The Kinect is a device that captures full body motion and sound and can simulate that in a game environment. That was the layman's explanation of the Kinect, but the gizmo geek in me wants to burst out into some technological mumbo-jumbo. Here are the geeky facts:

What makes the Kinect tick?

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