Microsoft recently showed off some of the upcoming features coming to the Xbox One at Build 2016, including a universal Store, Universal Windows Apps, Cortana, and more. In a podcast, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb shared some tiny info on some other things that the company is working on. Hryb revealed that the company is working on […]
Microsoft’s presence was felt at Sundance Film Festival this year. A short filmed title Giant, which has received a lot of praise by experts and people alike, utilised Kinect for Windows v2 along with DepthKit to record depth data in conjunction with their image camera. Giant is a story about a family trying to survive […]
Microsoft has released a new app for Windows 10 called 3D Scan. As the name suggests, this new app enables owners of an Xbox One and a Windows 10-powered PC to scan 3D objects. Once said objects have been scanned, it's possible to use the resulting files in 3D Builder to create and print 3D models....
Microsoft has released their 3D scanning app into the Windows Store. The app makes full color 3D scans in real-time using the Kinect for Xbox One sensor and your PC which can then be edited using the 3D Builder. Afterwards the 3D Builder even lets you print to a local 3D printer or order a print online. The app […]
The original version of the Kinect camera had an Xbox version and a PC version, and this sucked for a few reasons. Fast forward to the days of Xbox One, and the Kinect v2 for Xbox One has changed a lot. It has a 1080p color camera, IR capabilities that are separate from color, a wider FOV (field of view), and can track 6 skeletons. Show More Summary
Late last week Microsoft released some early drivers for the Xbox One's Kinect to work on Windows 10. Kinect within Windows, for now, is mostly for developers to code and write things for the multi-usage sensor, but for consumers there is one thing you can do right now: Windows Hello for facial recognition with system logins. Show More Summary
Ever since Microsoft announced their Windows Hello biometric authentication program for Windows 10 people immediately asked about using the Kinect sensor. After all, Kinect already uses your face to sign you into the Xbox One making it patient zero of the Windows Hello paradigm. Show More Summary
Microsoft corporate vice president Kudo Tsunoda, who worked as the creative director for the Kinect program, is moving on to a new role within the organization. As the corporate vice president of Windows Apps Studio, Tsunoda will oversee products such as Microsoft Edge and HoloLens....
Earlier this week Microsoft released a major update for the Xbox One which brings a whole new dashboard experience to the console powered by Windows 10. It also adds backwards compatibility, removes support for Kinect gestures for navigation, aside from making tweaks to improve stability and performance. Show More Summary
We’re sure gamers must have been pleased when Microsoft recently announced that Cortana would be arriving on the Xbox One. We suppose this was only natural given that Cortana will be integrated into Windows 10 as well. However according...Show More Summary
What may come across as bad news for those who have little need for the Kinect, but enjoy using Cortana on their Windows Phone, it has been hinted in a Microsoft video that the accessory will be required for Cortana speech recognition on Xbox One.
Microsoft made the decision over a year ago to begin selling the Xbox One without the Kinect motion sensor, making it an optional accessory instead of a requirement for the console. In a new interview, Microsoft's Xbox leader Phil Spencer says that the company will continue to develop applications for the Xbox One that will work with the Kinect device.
Microsoft held its Imagine Cup in China recently. In the tournament, Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows technology shined according to the company. Microsoft states that from 405 Imagine Cup projects in the second round of the China National Competition, 11% (46) projects used the Kinect for Windows technology. However, only 10 of the 46 projects made […]
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Kinect enables humans to interact naturally with computers, the latest sensor—whether it’s the Kinect for Xbox One sensor or the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor—and the free software development kit (SDK) 2.0 provide developers with the foundation needed to create and deploy interactive applications that respond to peoples’ natural movements, gestures, and voice commands. […] […]
In a move to simplify things for Windows developers interested in exploring Kinect, the company will move to a single version of its sensor bar.
Microsoft Corporation has announced that the company will discontinue the standalone developer’s kit Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and instead intends to consolidate with the sensor that ships with Xbox One and a USB-enabled Kinect Adapter for PC. According to … Continue reading ?
The newest iteration of the Kinect for Windows has been canned. Why? Well, Microsoft developed a method that enables software developers, designers, and enthusiasts to get their hands on the Xbox One edition of the Kinect. So, instead of having two different iterations, they now only have one.Click To Continue Reading
Kinect never turned out to be the killer app for the Xbox 360 or One, but it has maintained a fair amount of interest in less entertainment-focused areas, including military and scientific applications. Still, Microsoft isn’t super-keen to prop up two separate SKUs — console and PC — and has decided to nix the desk-bound version in favour of an adaptor. More »
Microsoft this week announced that it is discontinuing its Kinect for Windows v2 sensors. Instead, the company will sell developers a Kinect Adaptor for Windows that will work with the Kinect available for the Xbox One console. In aShow More Summary