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[SG] Windows 8 Kinect leaks again: Power hungry but plenty of potential

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Microsoft‘s experiments with Kinect-style motion tracking technology for Windows 8 laptops could streamline the login experience as well as be used for games, though battery concerns might initially see the camera system offered as a self-powered add-on rather than fully integrated. After prototypes were reportedly caught in the wild earlier this month, sources inside Microsoft tell The Daily that the company is indeed readying a motion control licensing push, though there are hurdles to be overcome before that can happen.

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http://www.slashgear.com/windows-8-kinect-leaks-again-power-hungry-but-plenty-of-potential-31211364/
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Looks like microsoft stuff.... ( I use Linux.)
 
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i knew about this since last month redface.gif
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Originally Posted by TylerH67 View Post

Looks like microsoft stuff.... ( I use Linux.)

Thanks for adding so much to the discussion.
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Thanks for adding so much to the discussion.

Well it's true, The kinect is meh in my opinion but thats just mine. If you want it then get it it's just not for me and I stated why so.
 
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I would not hate this on my wall mounted HTPC.

I'd never have to hunt for the remote again, or *gasp* walk up to the computer itself.
    
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This would be very impressive, but I'm not really seeing the point other than perhaps facial recognition at login?
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Pretty cool tech-wise, but yet another thing I'll never use. I'll stick to my old fashioned button-based controls, thanks.
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Well it's true, The kinect is meh in my opinion but thats just mine. If you want it then get it it's just not for me and I stated why so.

Duly noted. We all now know that TyleH67 from Overclock.net doesn't like how the Windows 8 Kinect looks because he uses Linux.

Thanks for your insight!
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post #10 of 12
Kinect has alot of potential for outside of gaming applications.
As we saw with all the mods before the official SDK.
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