Microsoft puts mixed reality, high-speed 3D rendering, and Kinect vision into cloud

Microsoft resurrected Kinect yesterday during the companyís HoloLens 2 press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The software giant has shrunk Kinect into a $399 PC peripheral that can be used as a sensor in similar ways to how developers used Kinect for Windows or even the original Xbox 360 Kinect. Microsoft has designed this new Kinect to be primarily used with Azure, the companyís cloud-based service, for computer vision and speech models. I got a chance to get a closer look at Microsoftís new Azure Kinect DK at Mobile World Congress today, and Iím surprised at how much smaller it is compared to the Kinect for Windows sensor. Itís also a lot lighter (440 grams vs. 970 grams) and more capable thanks to a range of upgraded... Continue reading…

Microsoft puts mixed reality, high-speed 3D rendering, and Kinect vision into cloud

HoloLens 2 isn't the only part of Microsoft's plans for augmented reality.

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Augments Reality Again

VR gets most of the attention when it comes to strapping futuristic displays to your face, but I still think AR, augmented reality, is actually the future for this kind of tech. And […] The ...

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Geek.com

Microsoft resurrects the Kinect, but for business

Wha? Even before a Hololens sequel could grace Microsoft's stage at MWC, the company has revived the Kinect, but in a button-downed business sense. Nearly a decade since the Kinect ...

Sun 24 Feb 19 from Engadget

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