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What was rumored has now been confirmed, and Apple is the proud owner of Primesense, a 3D sensing company that was responsible for the hardware and chip design used in the first-gen Microsoft Kinect motion control sensor. Israel’s Globes broke the news, indicating that the deal is done. The final bill was between $300 and $350 million, which is right in line with what we heard earlier this month but quite a bit more than the $280 million Apple was rumored to have offered back in July. ' As we said before, this is an intriguing acquisition for Apple. It doesn’t have anything like the... Read more...
According to a report from Israeli newspaper Calcalist, Apple has completed an acquisition for PrimeSense, the company originally behind Microsoft’s Kinect. The paper did not cite any sources, so take the report for what it’s worth, but the deal is reportedly for $345 million. PrimeSense issued a non-statement statement on the matter, telling various outlets that “"We are focused on building a prosperous company while bringing 3D sensing and natural interaction to the mass market in a variety of markets such as interactive living room and mobile devices. We do not comment on what... Read more...
Apple finds itself in a curious position these days. The Cupertino company often posts record revenues and profits, but at the same time, it's seeing increased competition from the Android camp, and especially Samsung. This, in turn, has investors on edge, so it's not unusual to see Apple's share price drop after a positive quarterly financial report. For this reason, Apple has to be on top of its game and continue to innovate. We bring this up because the Cupertino company is reportedly in early negotiations to acquire PrimeSense, an Israel-based 3D sensing company with offices in Israel, North... Read more...
CES is just now starting to take shape this year, and while tablets will no doubt play a large role, we get the feeling that wireless streaming will also be a huge topic of discussion. The time has come for wires to take a back seat to wireless, but there's still a lot of work that needs to be done to ensure that transfers are quick, lag-free and free from glitches. PrimeSense, which is the company behind the Microsoft Kinect peripheral, has now teamed up with Asus at CES to deliver yet another new wireless streaming solution to the world. The WAVI Xtion is a uniquely named device that has a next-gen... Read more...
Microsoft's Project Natal might change gaming as we know it when it launches this holiday season, much like Nintendo's Wii did just a few years back. There's no question that a lot of technology has been involved in creating a system that could actually recognize human movements and transform them into console commands, and now PrimeSense is coming clean and saying that some of what makes Natal tick is due to their technology.This marks the first time that Microsoft has gone public about any of the technology beneath Natal, and now we know that the 3D sensing behind it is thanks to a technology... Read more...