With the first full build of Windows 8 in the wild, revelations have been coming on hot and heavy as to just what the next version of Windows will contain. Today’s revelation is sure to turn some heads: there is strong indication that Kinect-type integration is coming in Windows 8.
To begin, Italian blog Windows8Italia found the following sensor buried inside of Windows 8:
So. Much. Tech.
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This corroborates earlier leaked slides that detail the potential for Windows 8 to detect individuals and log them in directly to their Windows 8 account:
Microsoft has said on the record that Kinect will be coming to the PC, it is only a matter of when. While official support for Kinect on the PC might be a ways off yet (perhaps shipping with Windows 8), intrepid hackers are already creating applications for PCs that use the Kinect.
Microsoft is also in the process of providing a personal use SDK that should increase even more the amount of development that currently surrounds the motion sensing gadget.