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Microsoft shows displays with built-in Kinect, predicts future laptop integration

Microsoft's Kinect sensor may soon be integrated in a TV or laptop in the future. Speaking at Microsoft's TechForum in Seattle this week, Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the CEO, revealed where Microsoft is looking to take Kinect.

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Kalowest1305d ago

Big Brother is watching you!!!

NewMonday1305d ago

laptop?!!

waving your hand inches away from the screen is a new level of ludcruse

silverbeld1305d ago

Microsoft goes Big Brother root.

Kinect tv's will be another fail attempt from Microsoft.

SHORYUKEN1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

Kinect tv will fail big time.

Perjoss1305d ago

Don't think so two dimensionally. Touch screens are cool and you can simulate depth to a certain degree by applying more pressure but something like kinect can measure distance and depth.

ALLWRONG1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

Tell me alousow. How do you feel now that the PS4 has a Kinect rip off? Funny how you PS guys like to deny it's existence.

@ below. So the PS Eye has a 3D camera and infra red laser tracking? Every time you guys compare the two you look foolish.

FlameBaitGod1305d ago

Forgot ms had a pseye b4 sony /s. That y your name is allwrong, you cant post anything right.

hazardman1305d ago

All fanboy shit aside tho. Kinect is better than MOVE!

sourav931305d ago

Just how kinect was an eyetoy ripoff?

zebramocha1305d ago

@hazard from a technology stand point yes,for an in put device for games,HELL No!

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onyoursistersback1305d ago

This reminds me, didn't Kinect come out for pc.......?!
I know it did, but did anything good come out of it?! Any games use it...?

Death1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

It was released with the SDK's for developer use. It wasn't released for consumer use yet since there really aren't any practical applications for it at this time.

http://www.microsoft.com/en...

Somebody1305d ago

They are having problems adapting the Kinect for laptops? A device that was originally a webcam (MS bought the whole company to fully own the tech) for PCs that they pimped into a console controller but now couldn't revert it back for the PC?

There were a lot of ideas and experimentation from independent developers using the PC version/SKU. Wonder what happened to them?

southernbanana1305d ago

I remember reading an article that stated Microsoft bought the company for their patents not for their tech. Microsoft was already pretty far along with Kinect development when they purchased the company you are talking about.

Omni-Tool1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

@Somebody and Southernbanana

The company you are referring to is PrimeSense.
http://www.primesense.com/

They are an Israeli based company founded in 2005 by 5 guys at the same time they invented the 3d scanning/infrared rangefinding technology behind the Kinect.
Microsoft does not own the company or the patents to this technology. Microsoft pays PrimeSense to use their technology. You can find out more on their website. Checkout the Capri 1.25 senors under solutions along with Asus's Xtion which is their PC alternative solution for Kinect.

Microsoft was using Rare to work on the software aspect of it before acquiring the use of the technology a few years later and announcing Project Natal.

Also, here is a trailer from PrimeSense promoting their products.
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Microsoft is just being used to promote this technology. They are not innovative. They are just a customer. That is all.

hazardman1305d ago

It came out for pc, but at moment more as a developer/mod tool. Its being used in a lot of concepts believe it or not from military to medical field.

The_Infected1305d ago

I swear it never ends with Kinect. MS is truly obsessed with this thing.

SkyCrawler1305d ago

The potential was there, but they totally went the wrong direction with it. Now theyre trying to get back some of that lost hope with more of these concept videos that theyre also obsessed with.

Good_Guy_Jamal1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

Edit: @Minato It doesn't have too. Wonderbook doesn't benefit core gamers and yet there it is. The business world doesn't revolve around what benefits your tastes.

You wanna throw MS under the bus for having a successful product that doesn't appeal to you? I'm sure they're crushed that you don't apporve

andrewsqual1305d ago

Yes that Project Fatal video from almost 4 years ago was so promising.

Good_Guy_Jamal1305d ago

I know right? It's almost like they created a popular and successful product and they are supporting it like a good business should or something!
I mean how dare they continue to make improvements on their product? They should just abandon it like that Mii-too wand that other company made.

Minato-Namikaze1305d ago

Doesn't benefit core games at all.

Lvl_up_gamer1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

@ Minato-Namikaze

I'm a core gamer and it benefits me.

I love it in Skyrim
I love it in ME3
I love it in Madden
I love it in Ghost Recon
I love it in DS3

I also use it to navigate through my dashboard, use it to search for gaming and movie content. I also use it in my netflix.

So as a core gamer, I use it all the time and it benefits me while being a core gamer.

SO I am not sure where you are saying it doesn't benefit core gamers, maybe you should only be speaking for yourself.

As a core gamer, I like playing games in new and different ways. That's what makes me a core gamer. I am open to new experiences. Unlike some people who claim that they are core gamers and yet have no intention at all to try new ways of playing games.

I believe being a core gamer has nothing to do with what games you play but more inline to what you are open to to experience them.

ALLWRONG1305d ago

"I swear it never ends with Kinect. MS is truly obsessed with this thing"

Obsessed or success? If MS is obsessed so is Sony because they copied it. Sounds more like success :) You guys have bashed Kinect for years and now Sony is playing "follow the leader" by coping it. Now the PS camp has to be hypocrites and defend what they have bashed for years.

Karma

IcicleTrepan1305d ago

People seem to forget that the Kinect is of such a high quality at the price you can get it for that a lot of people in the amateur robotics field use it as their primary sensor array for their robotics builds. It is very much in demand in that field. I'm not saying that the games are any good. I've played a few and I thought they were OK but something like that would and should never replace the controller in general.

I imagine the idea behind having it built into TVs is to use the smart tv interfaces the same way that you can use the Xbox Live dashboard.

FunAndGun1305d ago

It still seems easier to just use a button on a remote. I don't have a Kinect, that is just my perception....I could be wrong.

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