Microsoft shows displays with built-in Kinect, predicts future laptop integration


Microsoft’s Kinect sensor may soon be integrated in a TV or laptop in the future. Speaking at Microsoft’s TechForum in Seattle this week, Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the CEO, revealed where Microsoft is looking to take Kinect. The software giant recently unveiled a new envisioning center at its campus, complete with a host of Kinect-powered demonstrations. During my own look at the center, virtually every demo took advantage of the Kinect sensor in some shape or form.

“It’s not gonna happen tomorrow, but we can see a path towards that sort of thing.”

Microsoft’s goal in research is to miniaturise Kinect, says Mundie. “You want to be as cheap as possible and physically as small as possible,” he explains. “My dream is to get a Kinect…

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