The Daily is reporting that Microsoft is currently working on a Kinect-enabled set top box that would work without the Xbox. It would be a new product separate from the Xbox Kinect and offer streaming media content like Apple TV, Roku, etc. with the benefit of using Kinect's stellar voice and motion UI.
Using Kinect to detect where you are in a room so that your home automation can turn off the lights in the parts where you are not makes a lot of sense. Regular motion cameras can do this now, but Kinect can do this better, since it knows what constitutes a "person" and can adjust accordingly so you're not sitting…
It's hard to believe, but Microsoft's Kinect peripheral for the 360 is the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time, if you're only counting for 60 days.
Xbox Kinect homebrew hacks have been neat so far, but using it as an incredibly cheap way to motion capture for an animated series? That is incredibly amazing to me. If someone eventually, using the Kinect SDK, makes a program so users can easily do this without having any 3D modeling experience, I would totally…
Microsoft's motion gaming peripheral is, if executed correctly, quite possibly the future of gaming. It might even be the future of Windows 8 and computers everywhere. But how much fun is playing with Kinect right now?
The prototype for Microsoft's Kinect camera and microphone famously cost $30,000. At midnight Thursday morning, you'll be able to buy it for $150 as an Xbox 360 peripheral. Let's take some time to think about how it all works.
If you don't want your living room flailing to be in vain this November, plan on moving your coffee table—leaked manual pages show that Kinect's camera requires 6 to 8 feet of clear space to function. [Kotaku]