Kinect hits Windows 8 - and faces in-house rival
Posted on 9 Oct 2012 at 09:57
Author: Barry Collins
Kinect for Windows SDK updated with support for Windows 8 and new sensing capabilities, as an internal rival emerges
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You'd have thought that you could use it as a sort of mouse and webcam replacement, but can't, unless (at the moment) you write your own desktop control application. It doesn't, and won't work with Metro apps which have to be stand alone. Oh, and it seems to require a fairly high powered processor so use for Media Centre type apps is also out. At this stage there's also no real working apps for it. A quick run over to Ubi (as on the article on Kinect) shows good videos, but no product. That's fairly typical I'm afraid.
By Rob_1 on 10 Oct 2012
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