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  • Blog Post: Kinect Studio lets you code on the go

    Imagine you’re wearing multiple hats: you’re a business owner, a software developer, and a devoted spouse and parent. If you’re like Anup Chathoth, this scenario requires no imagining whatsoever. A husband and the father of two young children, Anup is also the CEO and main software...
  • Blog Post: Kinect-enabled VR puts users in space with Earthlight

    The following blog was guest-authored by Russell Grain, a development lead at Opaque Multimedia, a Melbourne (Australia)- based digital design studio specializing in the application of video game technologies in novel domains. Earthlight is a first-person exploration game where the players step into...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to consolidate the Kinect for Windows experience around a single sensor

    At Microsoft, we are committed to providing more personal computing experiences. To support this, we recently extended Kinect’s value and announced the Kinect Adapter for Windows, enabling anyone with a Kinect for Xbox One to use it with their PCs and tablets. In an effort to simplify and create...
  • Blog Post: Original Kinect for Windows sensor sales to end in 2015

    In October, we shipped the public release of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and its software development kit (SDK 2.0). The availability of the v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 means that we will be phasing out the sale of the original Kinect for Windows sensor in 2015. The move to v2 marks the next stage...
  • Blog Post: Hacking away in Canada

    A member of team Kwartzlab++ demonstrates his team's project VR Builder at the Kinect Hackathon in Kitchener, Ontario. Last week, we headed north to Canada for the latest stop on our Kinect Hackathon world tour: a three-day event (August 8–10) in Kitchener, Ontario, where developers gathered...
  • Blog Post: Hackers put Kinect for Windows v2 through its paces

    The Kinect for Windows team recently traveled to New York City for a terrific hackathon. In partnership with NUI Central , we had the pleasure of sponsoring a 27-hour event, June 21–22, focused on creating innovative applications and experiences using the forthcoming Kinect for Windows v2 sensor...
  • Blog Post: Real-time 3D scanning stuns the gnome world

    Garden gnomes: they decorate our yards, take bizarre trips , and now can be scanned in 3D in real time by using readily available computer hardware, as can be seen in this video from ReconstructMe . The developers employed the preview version of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK, taking advantage...
  • Blog Post: Swap your face…really

    Ever wish you looked like someone else? Maybe Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lawrence? Well, just get Brad or Jennifer in the same room with you, turn on the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, and presto: you can swap your mug for theirs (and vice versa, of course). Don’t believe it? Then take a look at this...
  • Blog Post: Thousands of developers are participating in Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview—starting today

    In addition to being a great day for Xbox One, today is also a great day for Kinect for Windows. We have started delivering Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview kits to program participants. The Developer Preview includes a pre-release Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, access to the new generation Kinect...
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