Featured Articles

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 28 June 2013 11:28

Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect will not work on PCs

Written by Nick Farrell

So much for saving cash

The Kinect that ships with the Xbox One cannot be plugged into your PC.

The old Kinect for the Xbox 360 could be plugged into a Windows PC if you did not want to use your Xbox. But it seems Redmond is shipping the new Kinect with a proprietary connector that can not be plugged directly into a PC. Microsoft is not planning to release an adapter to allow such cross-platform use.

The new generation Kinect for Windows sensor will connect to computers using a standard USB 3.0 port. While XBox One and Windows versions of the new generation Kinect are "built on a shared set of technologies" and have similar capabilities such as 1080p video, an active IR mode, and a wider field of view than the first Kinect, Microsoft insists that they are not exactly the same.

It is fairly likely that hardware hackers will be on the case fairly smartish. It would not take much to develop an adapter to allow the Xbox One Kinect to talk to a PC. Of course if you do that you will be out of warranty.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments