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#1 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:59 PM

https://www.theverge...e-date-mwc-2019

 



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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:32 PM

I wonder if this will work with windows 10 facial recognition.

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:40 PM

399 is too much for me.

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 PM

399 is too much for me.

 

Yes, pretty steep for the average gamer, like me. I don't think there are any games for it anyhow. It is designed for use with A.I. applications.



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:25 AM

$399 is actually cheap for a product mainly intended for professional use.



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:01 AM

Especially since they're no longer seeking a mass market audience. 



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:55 PM

And I still don't want it.

 

 

But seriously, it'll be interesting to see what applications they can adapt it to.  But sometimes on something like this, they can say, "Oh you can use it like this!  Instead of doing what we do now!"  And there's nothing wrong with what we do now and it's more expensive and prone to failure and less intuitive than what we do now, so why change?  (Or do I have grumpy old man syndrome?)


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#8 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:27 PM

I've seen some cool augmented reality art exhibits that used Kinect for interactivity. It's not all about Just Dance (though that's how it is used at our house)

 

Sort of like this

https://www.forbes.c...m/#659a1bba3771

 

I don't have much use for it myself, either. Just like 3dTV or PSVR, but that doesn't automatically mean it sucks. 



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:42 PM

I dunno... I just kinda see it as an interesting technology looking for an application.  Like I said, I'll be interested to see what applications they can adapt it to... in a commercial sense.  Playing games and making art is okay, but I don't think that's what will push the tech ahead and make it succeed.  I mean, gaming can be a way to really advance a technology, but Kinect has already kinda fizzled for gaming.  (I think.)  So they move on to Plan B: find some industrial use for it that makes the old way of doing that task obsolete or something.  I can't think of anything, but that's why I'm not making the big bucks I guess.  :-D

 

I remember a while back seeing an interactive table for a restaurant.  It was a touch sensitive display that could do things like show the menu and videos and games and such while you were waiting, but it'd also do things like signal the wait staff or you could just lay your credit card on a spot next to the image of the receipt and it would scan the card and process your payment.  It seemed that they had thought of a lot of things for it to do as a table.  But then I never saw anything about it again.  It was something that seemed really cool, that had an application, but never was actually used (probably high cost).  I'm pretty sure it was a Microsoft thing.  Where's that?



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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:12 PM

I remember a while back seeing an interactive table for a restaurant.  It was a touch sensitive display that could do things like show the menu and videos and games and such while you were waiting, but it'd also do things like signal the wait staff or you could just lay your credit card on a spot next to the image of the receipt and it would scan the card and process your payment.  It seemed that they had thought of a lot of things for it to do as a table.  But then I never saw anything about it again.  It was something that seemed really cool, that had an application, but never was actually used (probably high cost).  I'm pretty sure it was a Microsoft thing.  Where's that?

 

I remember seeing something like that too, but only once. I don't remember the name of the establishment, only that it was in Bangor, Maine (and the food was not great, so we never ate there again). 






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