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(Reuters)   Apple buys chipmaker behind Microsoft's Xbox Kinect. Awkward   (uk.reuters.com) divider line 23
    More: Interesting, Xbox Kinect, Microsoft, PrimeSense  
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2013-11-18 12:17:02 AM
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Apple now has the technology to see your junk.
 
2013-11-18 05:30:14 AM
That's not kosher.
 
2013-11-18 06:05:19 AM
What is awkward about it? That's called business & I'd imagine Apple did it so it can make Apple Chips for Apple Products.
 
2013-11-18 06:24:57 AM
So does Apple now "invent" the tech behind kinect?
 
2013-11-18 06:31:01 AM
The company behind the original kinect. MS developed the new, crazy more powerful one (if their marketing is to be believed) in-house.
 
2013-11-18 06:33:04 AM

KingVJ: What is awkward about it? That's called business & I'd imagine Apple did it so it can make Apple Chips for Apple Products.


Yeah, I'm also failing to see the problem. It's not like Apple and Microsoft are in competition in the games console market. If Apple now owns the company, don't they get to make money from Microsoft ordering their products while also having the resources to make their own stuff for their own products (and perhaps including taking advantage of some of the motion detecting technology behind Kinect and introducing it into their own products, if it doesn't violate MS patents to do so)?

If they don't price gouge or simply cut Microsoft off, then I fail to see the problem. Seems like an easy win all around, unless Apple decides to be dicks about it or Microsoft decides they aren't cool with it and shops around for another chipmaker (the article does say "was used in the Kinect", so perhaps this is already the case?).
 
2013-11-18 06:34:40 AM

hypocaffeinemia: The company behind the original kinect. MS developed the new, crazy more powerful one (if their marketing is to be believed) in-house.


Ah, so then MS is no longer involved. So, nothing awkward here.
 
2013-11-18 06:55:42 AM
Good. Maybe I'll finally get some Mac drivers for the Kinect.

(Frigging Linux has drivers, is BSD so Goddamn different?)
 
2013-11-18 07:26:44 AM

Triumph: Apple now has the technology to see your junk.


So they're like everyone else is when you wear pants that tight.
 
2013-11-18 07:33:32 AM
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2013-11-18 08:37:23 AM
This might be meaningful if Apple was actually producing some iDevide that was a Xbox competitor.
 
2013-11-18 08:39:57 AM

Evil Twin Skippy: Good. Maybe I'll finally get some Mac drivers for the Kinect.

(Frigging Linux has drivers, is BSD so Goddamn different?)


So, it's morning and the coffee hasn't kicked in - forgive me if I'm missing something obvious - but can't you just compile the source for the Linux drivers? Or are the drivers binary only?
 
2013-11-18 08:48:42 AM
iOMG IS THIS A SIGN THAT APPLE IS PLANNING TO GET INTO THE VIDEOGRAME CONSOLE BUSINESS again?

/no
 
2013-11-18 08:57:11 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: That's not kosher.


Good eyes.
 
2013-11-18 09:33:11 AM

Triumph: [static.infowars.com image 640x459]

Apple now has the technology to see your junk.


Get the new iPhone 6, now with a junk-viewer app.  Will be advertised on the back of comic books.
 
2013-11-18 09:48:47 AM
early xbox 360s were sent to developers with apple powermac G5 hardware, as i recall.
 
2013-11-18 10:03:37 AM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Evil Twin Skippy: Good. Maybe I'll finally get some Mac drivers for the Kinect.

(Frigging Linux has drivers, is BSD so Goddamn different?)

So, it's morning and the coffee hasn't kicked in - forgive me if I'm missing something obvious - but can't you just compile the source for the Linux drivers? Or are the drivers binary only?


Drivers are the least portable code in the world.

They are OS specific and hardware specific.
 
2013-11-18 10:06:54 AM

FlashHarry: early xbox 360s were sent to developers with apple powermac G5 hardware, as i recall.


It was the easiest way to get multiple PowerPC cores into their hands at the time.

What's interesting to me is that Primesense came to Apple to try to sell them on their tech first and Apple wasn't interested in their tech. They went to Microsoft second.

Then later, Microsoft tried to buy them and they turned down the offer as insufficient.
 
2013-11-18 10:38:24 AM
Bah. I was hoping Apple would buy AMD.
 
2013-11-18 11:48:28 AM

ScouserDuck: Bah. I was hoping Apple would buy AMD.


God, they really should. I mean, it doesn't make a lot of financial sense at the moment, but being able to design/build/supply their own chips would probably be a good thing for Apple in the long-term.

Though I doubt the DoJ and/or FTC would let them do it.
 
2013-11-18 12:52:21 PM

poot_rootbeer: iOMG IS THIS A SIGN THAT APPLE IS PLANNING TO GET INTO THE VIDEOGRAME CONSOLE BUSINESS again?

/no


What about limiting the number of viewers for movies? Seems like this is about control.
 
2013-11-18 02:41:29 PM

Nefarious: So does Apple now "invent" the tech behind kinect?


No, but paid shills and brainwashed losers will be parroting this line for a few years.
 
2013-11-18 08:02:24 PM
One article I was reading on this said they think it's a precursor to Apple developing wearable tech, like a certain watch/phone hybrid recently released by some company or another named "Samsung"...
 
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