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Kinect-Powered Windows 8 Laptops Are Definitely in the Works

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We've known that Kinect for Windows is coming for a while now, but The Daily got its hands on the first computers that have the technology built directly into them:

The devices, which at first glance appear to be Asus netbooks running Windows 8, feature an array of small sensors stretching over the top of the screen where the webcam would normally be. At the bottom of the display is a set of what appear to be LEDs.

Microsoft confirmed to The Daily that the devices were official prototypes. Windows 8 lends itself well to non-standard interaction, from the obvious touch-friendliness, to the totally amazing Tobii eyetracking controls, to probably Kinect. Although we're maybe not totally excited to see a coffee shop full of jackasses karate chopping their way through Fruit Ninja rounds. [The Daily]