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Xbox Kinects Are Allegedly Being Used as Surveillance Cameras

A New Jersey international airport is apparently using the Kinect as an unconventional security camera.

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Sniperwithacause394d ago

Got the use them some way or another! Gamers sure aren't.

DJStotty394d ago

"slow clap" for sniper for being that guy and clinging to the last shred of negativity the xbox brand has.

Rude-ro394d ago

You do realize that Microsoft had an entire marketing use set up for Kinect and its users right?

And “last shred”? 😂😂🤔

UltraNova394d ago

Last shred....damn MS's PR team is by far the best in the world.

Sniperwithacause394d ago

It's ok buddy! Keep playing water rafting with your eye spying devices.

Godmars290394d ago

Oh please, the Xbox brand has shreds more negativity than that.

nowitzki2004394d ago

Last shred? You are kidding right?

Silly gameAr394d ago (Edited 394d ago )

"last shred of negativity the xbox brand has"

Well, considering all the campaigning and PR that goes on on N4G, I can see how you would think that Stotty.

rainslacker394d ago (Edited 394d ago )

Guess it can be the last since they've been shredded so much this gen. All the other shreds are still there, and many people are still clinging to them. MS is trying to tape them all back together.

DJStotty393d ago

Out of curiosity, what are all the other shreds of negativity in its current state?

Not the state it was at launch, that doesn't count

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meka2611394d ago

Was gonna say the same that at least they are getting some use lol. All joking aside I did like using the Kinect for voice commands. I usually say that Microsoft is good at making tech that is useful, just not useful for gaming. Like the Kinect and HoloLens, they have good applications outside of gaming, but within gaming, not so much.

Axecution394d ago (Edited 394d ago )

yeah i was so sad when they changed to Cortana lol

"XBox, turn the volume up" actually worked. Even when i was playing PS4 it controlled my surround sound! I miss it lol Cortana is so awful that i actually dont even have the kinect plugged in anymore. I used it as a webcam on my PC for a little bit too, but even that was... you're better off with a real web-cam honestly

But yeah overall it was a glorified mic for me. Dance Central was awesome on 360 and i actually had them all with all the song exports, but on XB1 they really screwed it all up. The only good Kinect XB1 game i ever played was Fantasia

bluebenjamin394d ago

Kids like the kinect kinect party was fun

SyntheticForm394d ago

I wonder if I could sell mine to NJ airport. It's in mint condition.

mcstorm394d ago

The thing with Kincec 1 and 2 was the tech is self was amaizng and what it can be used for outside of gaming nothing else comes close.

Now the Azure Kinect is out and the tech is also in Hololens it will be interesting to see where it ends up.

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