Kinect, Microsoft’s remote game console that sits in the corner of the room and registers a user’s intentions from his gestures, will be the shape of things to come if Chris Harrison, a researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University has his way
With 2010 on life support, Ben Kelly and Brett Haggard hook up with Simon Dingle to talk tech. They discuss the launch of Cell C’s new network in Gauteng, discuss ADSL’s local inadequacies, talk about the MacBook Air, and wonder about Xbox Live and Kinect in SA
Consumerisation — the use by business of technologies that were first tested in the consumer market — is one of the IT industry’s buzzwords of the moment. One technology that Microsoft hopes will soon evolve from expensive toy into essential productivity tool is the motion and voice interface featured in Kinect.