Version 1.5 of the SDK, due this May, will introduce a “seated” or “10-joint” skeletal tracking system, which will allow developers to track a player’s head, neck, and arms, even if they are sitting down.In addition, the new version will add French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese as new speech recognition options. Microsoft also plans to launch a number of updates to help the system distinguish between dialects that vary between regions.
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Kinect, Netflix, and Microsoft: So here are the other stories that made news today: Kinec for Windows 1.5 teased with “seated tracking”. Microsoft is also working on another ambitious project – Microsoft backs OpenStreetMap to compete with Google Maps. And finally today, Netflix is growing increasingly frustrated about the fact that its Facebook app is illegal in the US and legislators are dragging their feet when it comes to changing the antiquated law.
Die neue Kinect for Windows-Version 1.5 soll im Mai kommen. Das Update bringt neben 10-Joint-Tracking fur sitzende oder stehende User auch das Kinect Studio, eine App fur Entwickler, mit der sie Clips von Usern aufnehmen und abspielen konnen, um damit ihre Apps zu debuggen und zu verbessern. Auberdem mit dabei sind Sprachunterstutzung fur Franzosisch, Spanisch, Italienisch und Japanisch, dazu werden noch diverse regionale Dialekte dieser Sprachen unterstutzt. Schliesslich verspricht Microsoft fur Mai und Juni diversen neuen Landern Kinect for Windows.
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