How can I get the mic on my kinect to work with my michael Jasckon game without having to buy a mic to use?
Question by Mrs.Dee: How can I get the mic on my kinect to work with my michael Jasckon game without having to buy a mic to use?
I know I can use the built in mic on the kinect to work I just don’t know how. My friend son got theirs to work but he doesn’t remember how.
Answer by Roxas3510
When you have the Kinect set up and plugged into the xbox, press the guide button on your controller (silver Xbox button) and scroll over to settings, pick preferences , then pick voice. There should be an option in there to mute Kinect, uncheck the checkbox and you should be able to talk through the mic.
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Not content with following Nokia’s past playbook, by saturating the mobile market with countless iterations of its smartphone hardware, pushing a whole Galaxy of gizmos at every price point and form-factor fancy you can think of, Samsung has gone one further. It’s opened an R&D centre in Espoo, Finland, right on Nokia’s doorstep. Literally on Nokia’s doorstep. If you were in any doubt that Samsung is the new Nokia, this really has to be the final call.
Samsung said the R&D facility, its first in Northern Europe, is being located in Finland because of “the excellent technology development eco-system in Finland”. Which is basically another way of saying ‘thanks to Nokia, and the tech skills of the local people who likely acquired them working at or with Nokia at some point over the past several decades’. Nokia’s presence in Finland has helped build a thriving startup culture, thanks to the pool of local tech skills and experience but also as Nokia has had to reduce its own headcount it has actively encouraged entrepreneurship through its Bridge Programme by supporting former employees leaving to found their own startups. The irony now is that Samsung is looking to tap into an ecosystem Nokia has been helping to build up.
The R&D center — which is part of Samsung’s strategy of ramping up spending in this area this year, up from the circa $ 10 billion it spent on R&D activities last year — will focus specifically on development of open source software and “advanced technologies in the domains of graphics, web & security for digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, Digital TV and PCs”.
Another irony here is that as Samsung has gobbled up the marketshare Nokia used to own, the Finnish former phone giant has been forced to pull in its horns – to operate with far fewer resources than it had during its mobile heyday (when it too could produce a phone for every price-point and pocket) — thereby limiting the types of devices it can push into. Which in turn leaves room for a company like Samsung to target more development cash at other device type categories, like tablets, a category where Nokia used to play. In a sense, Samsung is just expanding into the footprints of Nokia’s past success.
Samsung said it plans to recruit at least 50 experts in the various technical domains that the R&D center will focus on in the coming years. It also plans to “steadily grow” the facility, pushing research into whatever tech areas it decides it needs to down the line.
As well as thumbing its nose at Nokia by tapping into local Finnish talent, siting an R&D Center in Northern Europe will give Korea-based Samsung a base to plug into a regional network of research and academic organisations, as well as getting close to European startups and businesses.
Europe has been a stronghold for Samsung smartphone hardware, so building closer ties to the region makes sense to futureproof its lead here. A lead Nokia has been trying to dent with its Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones. Evidence of a slight uplift in sales for Windows Phone in markets such as the U.K. may be another factor pushing Samsung to drive deeper into Nokia’s territory — hence its stated intention now, with the Espoo Centre, to “actively build relationships and co-develop cutting edge technologies with our Finnish partners”.
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Researchers can now make a cat and a fish disappear from plain sight, so long as they’re looked at from the right angle. Last Friday, one of the first large-scale “invisibility cloaks” — devices that can hide objects from the human eye — was unveiled by a group of physicists from Zhejiang University in China, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Boston and UK institutions. The team built two different devices, a rectangular container and a hexagonal container, and each can hide items from viewers who are looking directly at any of their sides.
Both containers are made of a thin glass that bends light from one flat side to the other, making them appear translucent. While the solution can sound simple, the researchers…
LG is more serious about TV gaming than many of its rivals, and it’s proving that today by rolling out Ubitus’ GameNow service to Smart TVs in the US. The cloud gaming portal streams a mix of mostly console-grade titles, such as Devil May Cry 4 and Dead Rising 2; it also includes free trials and support for a handful of gamepads. A free beta is available now, and the two companies are shooting for a full-fledged launch sometime in the “near future.” While it’s unlikely that GameNow will replace a PS4 or Xbox One for truly demanding players, we’ll take the wider game library any day.
Source: LG Smart World
Listen, you probably shouldn’t be here. The iPad is a pure and carefully honed machine. If its designers wanted you to use some kind of ludicrous hybrid contraption that fused a tablet with a physical keyboard and doubled the weight, they’d have built one for you. But they didn’t. So go away and don’t come back until you’ve saved enough money to buy a MacBook Air. (Still here? Good, because we’re about to compare three of the latest iPad keyboard cases after the break — the ClamCase Pro, Logitech’s Folio and Belkin’s Ultimate Keyboard.)
Softbank and Sprint have been on pins and needles ever since January, when the US Department of Justice asked the FCC to delay the carriers’ merger as it scrutinized the deal over national security concerns. The two networks can breathe a little easier this weekend, as the DOJ just dropped its request for more time. There’s “no objection” to the acquisition following a review, the agency says. Not that the companies are completely out of the woods: the FCC has to approve the buyout, and there’s still the small matters of Dish’s bids for both Sprint and Clearwire. Softbank may not want to drop its backup plan just yet.
Source: FCC (PDF)
K.I.T.T., The A-Team Van, General Lee, And Ecto-1: Cars From Classic 80′s Shows And Movies Recreated In LEGO
This is a gallery of classic vehicles from 80′s pop culture constructed in LEGO form by LEGOmaniac and Bricks Brother contributor Ralph. Obviously this is the A-Team van here, but there’s K.I.T.T., Ecto-1 and the General Lee after the jump. I thought Daisy Duke’s knockers were a nice touch. Really helped add some realism to the scene. The boobs on the woman I just drew on this Starbucks napkin? Not very realistic at all. “They’re bigger than she is!” I know. “And you forgot to give her arms.” No, they’re just behind her boobs. “And her legs?” Those too.
Hit the jump for the other three.