gulfnews\business: Kinect gets your heart thumping

I rarely gush about any new piece of technology but in this case I loved everything Kinect had to offer. In fact, it may very well be one of the most user-friendly gadgets I've ever used. After removing it from the packaging, I plugged a couple of cables into the Xbox, slipped in the game disc and turned the machine on. Within less than a minute, the Kinect sensors had identified me as a player and with a wave of my hand, I was white water rafting down a tropical river and steering my rubber raft by moving my entire body either left or right. To capture coins hanging in the air for points, I jumped high into the air. I went on to play another game in which I plugged leaks with my hands and feet in a virtual underwater glass box requiring serious agility and flexibility. Another mountain obstacle game also pushed the limits of my physical capabilities as I rode the rails dodging and ducking inflatable obstacles in my way. In other words, I was breaking into a ser...
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