PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 28 December 2012

         PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 28 December 2012

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, December 28, 2012

LONDON, December 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Toshiba Sponsoring Times Square NYE Countdown, G-cluster to Unveil new Game
Machine Platform for Cloud Gaming and new Gesture Recognition Technology Ready
to be Showcased

The official countdown for this year's New Year's Eve Celebration in Times
Square, New York will be exclusively sponsored by technology industry giants
Toshiba, it has been announced . On 31 December 2012, more than one million
revellers will fill the streets below One Times Square, where they and more
than one billion viewers worldwide will watch the live 60-second countdown on
the giant TOSHIBA VISION LED screen above them.

In the run-up to the big moment at 23:59, the TOSHIBA VISION screen will
display the Toshiba Hourly Countdown as well as special animations, live
performances by music act as well as a number of other events.

In addition to enjoying the event live in person or on
television,smartphoneusers can join in by downloading the Times Square
BallApp, which will not only stream the countdown live but will allow users
to upload photos. A selection of the photos will be shown on the TOSHIBA
VISION screen during the celebrations.

The forthcoming International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 will see
the future of home cloud gaming, exhibited by industry leaders G-cluster
Global .

G-cluster, the world's first and largest cloud gaming platform, will debut its
new Game Machine platform allowing players to access both premium and casual
games on theirHDtelevisions, without the need for a specific game console.

G-cluster's device will plug straight into theHDMIport of televisions and
utilising a homeWi-Finetwork, give players the ability to play games
usingsmartphones, tablets or special wireless control pads either on their
own or with friends and family.

Elsewhere at the 2013CES, a collaboration between Texas Instruments
Incorporated (TI) andSoftKineticwill see a new development in gesture
recognition technology exhibited to visitors to the annual show in Las Vegas.

SoftKinetic, who are a leading provider of end-to-end3Dsensor and gesture
recognitionmiddlewaresolutions, are providing their ownDepthSensepixel
technology andiisumiddlewareforTI'snew3Dtime-of-flight (ToF) image
sensorchipset.

Thechipset, which sits inside a3Dcamera, allows a user to control laptops
and a smart TV to browse and select multimedia content including movies and
games with a simple gesture such as the wave of a hand.

It is the hope of both companies that together they will be able to introduce
motion control and gesture recognition technology into the mass market, and
change the way consumers access and navigate media content at home. Follow PR
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