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
Until today, you could buy a PC compatible, standalone Kinect v2 (the Xbox One one) for use with your PC or tablet. Microsoft just announced it will no longer be producing the Kinect for Windows sensor. If you still want to use a Kinect...Show More Summary
Microsoft has consolidated its Xbox One and PC models of Kinect into one: the Xbox One version with an optional Windows adapter. "Over the past several months, we have seen unprecedented demand from the developer community for Kinect...Show More Summary
Windows XP clings on, Arc Welder apps incoming, OnLive is now OnDead, killing Kinect for Windows, streaming music through Rithm, and watching how elders react to an emotional video game. Windows XP Still Massively Popular Windows XP is still refusing to die, despite continued attempts to get people to move on from the ancient operating system. Show More Summary
Given that Microsoft has consolidated so many other parts of how it operates lately, word that it's discontinuing the new Kinect sensor for Windows shouldn't be much of a surprise. From here on out, Redmond will no longer sell the now...Show More Summary
Say bye bye to the Kinect for Windows sensor.
Microsoft is discontinuing manufacturing Kinect for Windows sensors and, instead, advising developers and customers to use those for built for Xbox One.