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Microsoft has selected 11 startups to take part in its Kinect Accelerator program. Each startup will spend April to June in Seattle with office space and $20,000 in investment from Microsoft.
Kinect for Windows 1.5 will feature '10-joint' skeletal tracking and four new speech recognition languages
Microsoft's Kinect for Windows 1.5 SDK will include a new Kinect Studio app, seated skeletal tracking, and four new speech recognition languages.
Microsoft's Channel 9 team have created a custom built Ford Mustang with Windows 8 touchscreens, an Xbox 360, and several Kinect sensors.
Greg Borstein's book Making Things See from publisher Make: Books aims to be a practical guide to the world of Kinect hacking.
James George and Alexander Porter have collaborated on a series of CCTV-inspired candid photographs, using custom software to combine the Kinect sensor's depth information with images from a Canon 5D.
Developer George MacKerron took a Kinect and gave birth to the depthcam. It produces a live video stream with 3D space that you can click and drag to virtually pan through, and you can use the scroll wheel to zoom.
Gesture control company SoftKinetic released a public alpha of new firmware for its DepthSense 311 that it claims will detect finger movement from as close as 15cm (vs. Kinect's 50cm) and as far away as about three feet. We try it out with a puppet show!
Ballmer just said it live on stage at CES. Yelling it, no less. Short and sweet. Kinect for Windows will be official on February 1st.