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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. (Kinect, Microsoft, PC, Tech, Xbox 360)

Kalowest  +   596d ago
Big Brother is watching you!!!
NewMonday  +   596d ago
laptop?!!

waving your hand inches away from the screen is a new level of ludcruse
silverbeld  +   596d ago
Microsoft goes Big Brother root.

Kinect tv's will be another fail attempt from Microsoft.
SHORYUKEN  +   596d ago
Kinect tv will fail big time.
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Perjoss  +   596d 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.
alousow  +   596d ago
more kinect smh
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   596d ago
What's it to you?
ALLWRONG  +   596d 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.
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FlameBaitGod  +   596d ago
Forgot ms had a pseye b4 sony /s. That y your name is allwrong, you cant post anything right.
hazardman  +   596d ago
@ flaimbait
All fanboy shit aside tho. Kinect is better than MOVE!
sourav93  +   596d ago
Just how kinect was an eyetoy ripoff?
zebramocha  +   596d ago
@hazard from a technology stand point yes,for an in put device for games,HELL No!
Omni-Tool  +   596d ago
I'll just leave this here...

http://www.primesense.com/
onyoursistersback  +   596d 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...?
Death  +   596d 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...
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Somebody  +   596d 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?
southernbanana  +   596d 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-Tool  +   595d 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.
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hazardman  +   596d 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_Infected  +   596d ago
I swear it never ends with Kinect. MS is truly obsessed with this thing.
SkyCrawler  +   596d 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_Jamal  +   596d 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
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andrewsqual  +   596d ago
Yes that Project Fatal video from almost 4 years ago was so promising.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   596d 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-Namikaze  +   596d ago
Doesn't benefit core games at all.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   596d 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.
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ALLWRONG  +   596d 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
IcicleTrepan  +   596d 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.
FunAndGun  +   596d 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.
Death  +   596d ago
Kinect might be new to tv's, but motion controls aren't. My 8000 series Samsung plasma has a built in camera for skype and for motion control. It also has a built in mic. I can control my tv with voice commands and motion. It isn't a needed feature, but it is fun at times. My kids absolutely love it though.
hazardman  +   596d ago
I just realized that the article was submitted by ShutUpandtakemyMoney who is an avid Kinect/MS hater. No doubt a thread for more MS bashing, as if we didn't already know what MS is trying to do with Kinect.
baraka007  +   595d ago
Trolling is a hobby now I guess
KillrateOmega  +   596d ago
Oh, look...Microsoft is pushing more Kinect. Again. Joy. Casuals and children have found their savior -_-

I just don't care for it. Their implementation of it thus far hasn't been very interesting (at least, to a core gamer like me). I've never cared much for the voice command feature either; it's such a hassle when you have bros over and they're all talking. Then you have to be that guy who tells all of his friends to shut up, so that you can talk loudly at your TV and tell it to play Netflix :P

I understand the appeal, don't get me wrong, but at the current point in time it's just more efficient for me to use my controller to accomplish a task instead of waving my arms around.
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Jek_Porkins  +   595d ago
Well they will need something to do with the older models I guess, so it makes sense. This isn't really news for gamer's though. I think they are just adding this hardware to PC's and laptops, which makes sense.

Hopefully Kinect 2.0 will track better and have no lag, looks like the Sony PS4 camera will track pretty close to 1:1, be nice if Microsoft's does as well.

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