So Kinnect on the Xbox 360 will be used in Win8.

Sounds like they'll be an addon for Windows 7 first and then Windows 8 will have this built in. Minority Report redux...

That could be interesting. I wonder how long before the Linux Crew will bring out something similar.

geek_badcam, Jun 22, 1:06 am

I laughed, because before I opened it I was thinking of Tom Cruise dragging those icons around in Minority report. =P

geek_michael.benn, Jun 22, 7:15 am

It's true though. Win 8 and even Win 7. Interesting times ahead.

geek_badcam, Jun 22, 7:21 am

I would enjoy it if you could just use your webcam. I have a laptop. =P

geek_michael.benn, Jun 22, 8:26 am

All the fat geeks will be too unfit for it

geek_ferita, Jun 22, 8:27 am

make it super sensitive like you can with your mouse... lol

geek_pcgeek, Jun 22, 8:57 am

The tech behind Kenetic is a bit more advanced than just a webcam (or two)

geek_loose.unit8, Jun 22, 9:18 am

Kinect, and yea, I know, just dreaming. =P

geek_michael.benn, Jun 23, 3:42 am

Windows is bogged down by ancient history and a lack of clear design rules. Try using Windows with a touch screen, or any other interface for that manner. You need a keyboard, and mouse to make a real go of it.
Windows was never set up with the abstraction needed for motion recognition to work. Unless they plan to do something radical for Win 8, and I don't see that happening as Windows requires some sort of backwards compatibility for upgrading corporate environments.

Wait until there is kernel support for it, then we're getting somewhere. ;-)

geek_cybertao, Jun 23, 4:13 am

I think 'Kinetic' would have been a much cooler and more relevant name.

geek_cybertao, Jun 23, 4:15 am

There are already apps, that do this. Motion Mouse, for one.

Not forgettting that Natal has several cameras/sensors. Is it still called Natal ? wtf?

geek_rlr29, Jun 23, 5:45 am