The lights are on
A new version of Kinect is included with every Xbox One. Microsoft's other version of Kinect – the one focused on computing and business applications – is also in development. Kinect for Windows uses the same technological foundation as the Xbox One's Kinect, and is slated to release next year.
On the Kinect for Windows blog, Microsoft outlined some of the features of the PC-based version of Kinect. The highlights include a color camera, a noise-reducing microphone, improved skeletal tracking, and an infrared sensor that improves detection in less-than-ideal lighting. Of course, a lot of these features sound familiar to what gamers are getting, but with greater emphasis on real-world application.
For more on Microsoft's motion-sensing strategy, read about how the company is going all-in with Kinect for Xbox One.
[Source: Kinect for Windows Blog]
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Kinect + Windows 8? Really MS? Really?
I'm definitely not looking forward to this!
Now it can mess up even more expense reports!
I'll be playing a game, then a spider will creep across my desk and with all the hand waving and manly screaming I will somehow end up on a questionable site. Yeah. That's what I'll tell her.
I really dont like the idea of the kinect. Or the Xbox One... Don you think its kind of creepy that the Kinect ALWAYS has to be on.
Yep. That was my reaction at seeing the two casting couches.