Kinect News (PC)

Microsoft begin Kinect for Windows v2 shipments to studios

Posted: 03.12.2013 by Technet2k

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The race for developing software on PCs for Kinect 2 is on as Microsoft has begun sending out waves of 'Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview' kits for teams to start poking around in.

The original Kinect came to PC without much fanfare, beside some quirky experiments now and then. Microsoft say they're impressed by studio "expertise, passion, and the raw creativity".

Kinect 2.0 confirmed for PC

Posted: 22.05.2013 by JonahFalcon

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Microsoft has announced that Kinect 2.0, which is bundled with Xbox One, will be also be available for PC users. Kinect program manager Scott Evans stated, "We will bring this to PC. We will have more information soon."

Microsoft R&D project Digits unveiled, gesture-sensing for hands

Posted: 10.10.2012 by Technet2k

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Corporate giant Microsoft's mad scientists are at it again. A Microsoft Research team in Cambridge, UK is working on a project known as Digits which is gesture-sensing as it monitors fingers (digits).

LEDs are mounted on a plastic wrist strap which face the palm and use infrared light to accurately model the user's fingers, and thereby track their movement to discern what gestures they're making.

Rumor: Kinect 2 tracking image allegedly leaked

Posted: 10.08.2012 by JonahFalcon

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The source that leaked alleged images of the next generation of Microsoft console, thought to be codenamed Durango and named the Xbox Infinity, has leaked a new image, that of the "Kinect 2" and its tracking image.

Rumor: Leaked doc claims 720 launches in 2013, 3D Kinect in 2014, OnLive acquisition

Posted: 17.06.2012 by JonahFalcon

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A new allegedly leaked document from Microsoft supposedly features Microsoft's plans for the Xbox platform through 2015. Highlights in the document include a 2013 launch for the Xbox 720, a new 3D system for Kinect in 2014, and a possible buyout of the OnLive streaming service.