Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Jun 2010 20:30 UTC, submitted by superphage1
Games The Xbox 360 Kinect may be designed for games, but its true potential lies in Apps. Because Kinect has full-body tracking, gesture recognition, and specialized microphones that are good for hands-free voice recognition, new types of non-game apps that have never been seen anywhere except maybe in Star Trek could come into being. "Computer, show me the best Italian restaurants in North Beach." Kinect could then show these on the screen, and you could flick through this list with gestures, minority report style. What app is this? Why, Yelp for Kinect, of course.
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Just what the world needs....
by chris_l on Sun 27th Jun 2010 05:29 UTC
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The Xbox 360 Kinect may be designed for games, but its true potential lies in Apps. Because Kinect has full-body tracking, gesture recognition, and specialized microphones that are good for hands-free voice recognition, new types of non-game apps that have never been seen anywhere except maybe in Star Trek could come into being. "Computer, show me the best Italian restaurants in North Beach." Kinect could then show these on the screen, and you could flick through this list with gestures, minority report style. What app is this? Why, Yelp for Kinect, of course.

Yeah. A stupid Windows-based computer interpreting Picard's "engage" gesture as "Activate Self-Destruct Device"

60 seconds later. *BOOM*

Well, Picard's Enterprise was rather shoddily constructed, wasn't it?

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