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Kinect is Coming to Windows

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Earlier this week at CES Microsoft CEO announced that [URL="http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/165374/microsoft-brings-kinect-to-windows-in-february.html?edition=42030"]Kinect is being adapted for Windows[/URL]. This is a big move for Microsoft and it has far reaching implications for computers and the web. [URL="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CE0QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xbox.com%2Fkinect&ei=e0QPT9KoFsHg0QGHivGKAw&usg=AFQjCNFWtkeN849KoBTsrX_oPAKB5yBoAA&sig2=GmTOloeX6K4ccREdQNNrBQ"]Kinect[/URL] is a motion sensing input device by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game console. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. The project is aimed at broadening the Xbox 360's audience beyond its typical gamer base. That definition comes from [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect"]Wikipedia[/URL].

From [URL="http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/165374/microsoft-brings-kinect-to-windows-in-february.html?edition=42030"]MediaPost[/URL]: "Kinect made a profound impact on products this year, influencing a variety of products. Samsung Electronics incorporated gesture response and facial recognition technology into TV for Web browsing and viewing, for example. In an earlier interview on Monday, IPG Media Lab Managing Partner Chad Stoller said he believes "the TV will determine if the viewer is a man or a woman or a child."

Kinect is set to be ready for release to Windows in February. Look for more than just games, but interactive websites that put you or your children in the middle of the action or activity.

Next month's launch will show just the beginning of what Kinect technology can do for the world wide web, Internet marketing and e-commerce. Case in point would be [URL="http://www.bodymetrics.com/"]Bodymetrics[/URL], a company written about by [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/01/09/bodymetrics-augmented-reality-shopping/"]Mashable[/URL] earlier in the week that is using similar technology to map out your body so that you can see how the clothes you are shopping for online will fit your actual body size, height and shape!

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