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Microsoft announces that it will incorporate its gesture-recognition technology into Windows next month.

Sam McNerney
Sam McNerney on January 11, 2012.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced on Monday the company’s gesture-recognition technology Kinect will come to Windows on February 1. It was the one intriguing nugget in a presentation more notable for its a capella tweet choir than its news.

Ballmer didn’t elaborate on what Kinect for Windows would look like, but one can assume that it would allow users to control the operating system without touching a keyboard or mouse. Kinect has already been a game changer for gaming and television — allowing, for instance, a child to interact with Sesame Street. It’s overwhelming to imagine how it could change computing. Mashable.

 

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Sam McNerney graduated from Hamilton College where he earned a bachelors in Philosophy last May. However, after reading too much Descartes and Nietzsche, he realized that his true passion is reading and writing about the psychology of judgment and decision making. His blog, www.WhyWeReason.com tries to figure out what makes humans tick. He spends his free time listening to Gaga​ and tweeting @WhyWeReason.

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