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Kinect For Windows Launching Soon

Posted on the 24 November 2011 by Tftb @TFTB

Windows would soon get a new Kinect which would not just get a firmware upgrade but a totally new Kinect hardware unit which is specially designed for Windows PC. Along with the visual improvements it would also have shorter USB cable and a smaller USB dongle to better share space.

Kinect has proven to be a major hit to Xbox. For those who don’t know what Kinect is, it is a small device which is mounted on the Television set and it translates the gamer’s/user’s body movements to in-game commands to play the game. Its fun to play racing, dancing and fighting/boxing games with Kinect.

Microsoft is adding a new ‘Near Mode’ for Windows PC which would make the new Kinect capture very small movements more accurately which we assume would be a very must feature for people working at their desk and using Kinect for Windows PC.

Kinect for Windows PC is expected to launch early 2012.

Good news for Developers is that, Microsoft has launched the “Kinect Accelerator” program, which will give $20,000 each to ten startups using Kinect, along with Microsoft development tools, marketing visibility and mentoring.

via Kinect for Windows

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