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Microsoft envisions a grande vision for the future of Kinect

The Kinect sensor might not be all its cracked up to be on the Xbox One — hence Microsoft’s decision to add a SKU for the console without the camera peripheral for $100 less — but that isn’t stopping the Redmond, Washington-based company from trying again with the PC market.
 
Early in June, we told you that Microsoft had opened up pre-orders to developers, with an estimated shipping date in July. Microsoft has held true to its word, and the product page for the Kinect for Windows v2 Sensor shows that it will ship on July 15.

 
Developers are encouraged to build apps for the Kinect sensor that will grace the Windows Store. So that means that we should start seeing apps and games at least by early next year for Windows users.
 
Microsoft’s “end game” with Kinect is to provide a “future where humans and technology can interact more seamlessly—in the living room, on their PCs, and beyond.”
 
Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows v2 Sensor is priced at $199.

Source: Microsoft Store



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RE: Awesome!
By TBlain on 7/7/2014 6:39:55 PM , Rating: 1
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Wait, you mean I can get creepy always-on video, audio, motion, and body temperature monitoring all for the low-low price of just $200?


Where exactly did they state that the PC version of this had an always-on requiement? That is going to be a function of software, not necessarily hardware. I'm not saying they won't include this, but nowhere was it mentioned that they definitely were.

I get it, and with respect to the XBone I agree, but all that implies is that the implementation was mishandled. The technology itself is impressive no matter how you slice it. And that tech has huge potential to open up new avenues with how we interact with our PCs. If it is implemented correctly and ethically, that is.


"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton














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