More Windows 8 Details: Get Ready For Kinect Like Facial Recognition
By on June 28th, 2010

Just a few hours back, we reported that confidential Windows 8 documents have been leaked. The leaked documents gave us an early glimpse of Microsoft’s plans for the successor to the highly successful Windows 7. Among the discussed features was facial recognition.

Now, Manan Kakkar has revealed some more specifics. As it turns out, Microsoft is planning to provide a very Kinect like experience on Windows systems. The idea is that your PC should be able to automatically recognize you and log you into the correct account, when you approach the system. Similarly, when you leave your PC, Windows should be able to detect this and automatically go to sleep. Microsoft is aptly calling this concept My PC Knows Me.

Here are the concept diagrams shared by Manan.

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Before you get too excited, remember that Windows 8 is still a long way off. And if the Longhorn fiasco has taught us anything, it is that Windows’ feature list can be extremely flexible.

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  • http://kinectyourself.com Michael

    I think games for kinect application is a modern version of multiple user input device. I observed some applications and games built around the scheme of multiple people being able to maneuver some objects or data on the screen simultaneously.
    An example of this kind of interaction would be something like having a deck of cards spread across the screen, and each user can play and drag around the cards as if they’re playing real Poker game. Just a small technological leap from there, it’s quite notable that kinect360 was able to improve its interactive game functions.

 
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