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    Microsoft Kinect coming to Windows - 1st February 2012

    Microsoft: Kinect coming to Windows February 1 | CES 2012 - CNET Blogs
    Live from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's CES 2012 keynote

    80 kinect would convert a projector screen into an interactive one! Could open up alot of possibilities within schools.

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    Yes, I was aware of the OpenSource project, but I assume as Microsoft will now be 'officially' supporting Kinect on Windows, solutions and products from main software vendors will start to appear.

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    Hey, would you look at that...

    I don't care about Microsoft's glorified webcam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    Yes, I was aware of the OpenSource project, but I assume as Microsoft will now be 'officially' supporting Kinect on Windows, solutions and products from main software vendors will start to appear.
    You'd get solutions and products from software vendors anyway if it was a ubiquitous device similar to a mouse or keyboard. I'd see this is more an attempt to keep it off non-MS operating systems, if it wasn't they'd just contribute to the openkinect project and make money on hardware sales.

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    Didn't get around to checking it out, but I thought this was what the SDK MS released a while back was about?

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    It was really...it was just a matter of time. After the Microsoft Academy Day at Reading - where Kinnect in Education on Windows, I had my suspicions that a formal announcement would follow at one of the main shows. Shame the Americans got there first. There will be bits on the BETT stand for this as well

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    also...

    Kinect for Windows Media Center

    Kinect for Media Center is an application that interacts with my Media Center Remote Command Listener to control a Media Center computer using Hand Gestures and Voice Commands, utilizing the Kinect for Windows hardware. The Hand Gestures and Voice Commands control the Media Center interface, as well as any add-ins running inside Media Center. This includes popular add-ins such as Netflix, MyMovies, Media Browser, and Heatwave.

    Also implemented are advanced Voice features such that audio coming from Media Center will not interfere with your Voice Commands, nor will the playing audio accidently trigger any commands, within a reasonable volume level. Also, there are commands that can temporarily turn off the gesture and voice recognition until you turn them back on.

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