The demise of Kinect is a worrying change in the options for how we can interact with our devices.
Microsoft is no longer making the Kinect, as Co.Design first reported. The motion-sensing and voice-recognizing device for Xbox One and Windows will disappear from store shelves once the current stock runs out. Microsoft once touted Kinect as an essential component of the Xbox One. Now, as the company prepares to launch the Xbox One X, 4K resolutions […]
Although Microsoft isn't promoting its Xbox One camera add-on nearly as much these days (and using one on new systems requires an adapter just to plug it in), it has acknowledged the Kinect with a new version of Skype for the console. Show More Summary
At CES 2013 Microsoft showed off a new technology called IllumiRoom, which used a Kinect for Windows camera and a projector to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment we live in allowing users to combine the virtual and physical worlds. For example, the system could change the appearance of the room, induce apparent […]
Kinect for Windows: Find user height accurately
Microsoft's side-lined motion-control camera picked up an intriguing update recently, bringing support for UWP. Microsoft detailed plans to bring deeper integration between Kinect and UWP back in May 2016, but the company has now issued a driver update that enables new developer features that arrived through this past summer's Anniversary Update....
The official Windows 10 Driver for the Kinect v2 is now available for download and it is now part of Windows Update. You can go to the Device Manager and update the driver for the Kinect sensor. In addition to enabling the new UWP APIs, the new driver also lets you use the Kinect color […]
At E3 media event last month, Microsoft announced the new Xbox One S console which is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One and it also includes a built-in power supply. Also, in order to make the Xbox One S as compact as possible, they have removed the dedicated Kinect port from the back. […]
Wall Ball is a Kinect for Windows game available in Windows Store. You need Kinect for Windows sensor or Kinect for Xbox One sensor and a Kinect Adapter for Windows to play this game on your PC. It is built using Kinect Unity package in the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0. About the game, Take […]
The Microsoft Research division continues to work on motion gesture recognition projects similar to the company's efforts with Kinect for its Windows and Xbox platforms. ...
Microsoft just unveiled the latest round of updates for the Xbox One and its integration with Windows 10. Cortana will be available on the Xbox One, bringing natural language voice commands to the box both on Kinect and via headsets....Show More Summary
Today, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps cannot access most of the data from a Kinect sensor except for the Kinect sensor’s microphone array that is already visible to the UWP audio and speech recognition APIs today. Microsoft recently announced that Kinect developers will be able to read RGB, infrared (IR), and depth data from the […]
Kinect officially supports Windows Store! So, if you decide to bring your Kinect apps & games to the Windows Store and reach more customers, be my guest. Uploading traditional Windows Store apps, made with Visual Studio and XAML, is quite...The post Export your Unity Kinect project for Windows Store
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