Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer announced on Monday the company’s gesture-recognition technology Kinect will come to Windows on February 1. It was the one intriguing nugget in a presentation more notable for it’s a capella tweet choir than its news.
Balmer didn’t elaborate on what Kinect for Windows would look like, but one can assume that it would allow users to control the operating system without touching a keyboard or mouse. Kinect has already been a game changer for gaming and television — allowing, for instance, a child to interact with Sesame Street. It’s overwhelming to imagine how it could change computing.
Source: mashable, livemint, xbox.com, Microsoft.com
- Prepare Yourself: Kinect is Coming to Windows Feb. 1 (3wfactory.net)
- Prepare Yourself: Kinect is Coming to Windows Feb. 1 (mashable.com)
- Microsoft: Kinect coming to Windows on Feb 1 (ibnlive.in.com)
- CES 2012: Kinect Sesame Street TV coming to Kinect later this year (gamesradar.com)