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Here are all the new features coming to the Xbox app and Windows 10 this summer

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

UWP Apps Can Access Most Of The Kinect Sensor Data With The Upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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 […]

Export your Unity Kinect project for Windows Store

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 apparently working on some “cool stuff” for Kinect

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 Kinect Plays Key Role In Critically Acclaimed Giant Movie

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 […]

Scan objects using the Kinect sensor with Microsoft's 3D Scan app for Windows

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’s Kinect-powered 3D scan app now in the Windows Store

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 […]

Signing into Windows 10 with your Face - Using an Xbox One Kinect with Windows Hello

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

Here is Xbox Kinect on Windows 10 with Windows Hello

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

You can now use Kinect and Windows Hello to sign in to Windows 10

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

Xbox's Kudo Tsunoda will work on improving 'human interaction methods' on Windows devices

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....

Next Major Xbox One Update Scheduled For February 2016

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

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

Microsoft Clarifies Kinect Requirement For Cortana On Xbox One

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

Want to use Cortana speech recognition on your Xbox One? You'll need Kinect

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.

Xbox head says Kinect development continues for Xbox One, talks Windows 10 gaming

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.

Kinect projects shine at Microsoft Imagine Cup in China

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 […]

Microsoft Research’s New System Can Track Detailed Hand Motion

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. […] […]

Microsoft Stops Producing Kinect V2 for Windows

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 halts production of Kinect for Windows, focuses on USB adapter

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 ?

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