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Inside the Xbox One Kinect

Contributed by Dick James As we said in our Xbox One article, the new Kinect is quite a complex piece of equipment, so we thought that we’d dedicate a whole article to it. The first major difference we noticed for the new Kinect is that it’s connected by a fairly hefty cable - no WiFi anymore. The unit [...]

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Inside the Xbox One

Contributed by Dick James and Christopher Young It’s clear we’re in the run-up to the gift-giving season, with multiple launches of  tablets and gaming systems.  Last week was the turn of the Microsoft Xbox One, and it’s hard to believe it’s been twelve years since the first Xbox was launched, and eight years since the Xbox 360. [...]

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Inside the Sony PS4

Contributed by C. Young, T. Crane, J. Morrison, D. James and P. Gamache We proudly partnered with iFixit for the PS4 launch and lined up outside of EB Games in Ottawa for the midnight release. Excitement was in the air, to say the least. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been seven years since [...]

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Teardown of the OnLive Gaming System

The OnLive Game Console When we got our hands on the OnLive Game Console, we were almost more excited to play with it than tear it apart. OnLive Inc. offers gamers the ability to stream games over the Internet onto their PC, Mac, or mobile device. And those who want to play these games on [...]

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Teardown of the Microsoft Kinect – Focused on Motion Capture

The Microsoft Kinect has been a runaway holiday success; breathing another round of life into the gaming console market. The device has been found to have more heavy lifting than expected, in the form of a Marvell applications processor, in addition to the processor for motion recognition. As we can see from the front view, it [...]

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Teardown of the BallIT – blobo Game System

Chipworks Peeks Inside the Finnish Blobo Blobo Packaging (click image to enlarge) From an industry perspective MEMS devices have grown up and gone mass market from their early roots in industrial applications. The first design wins were in gaming systems and smart phones priced in the hundreds of dollars. Here we tear down a slick, [...]

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