Avatar Kinect for Xbox available now in Kinect Fun Labs

Avatar Kinect for Xbox available now in Kinect Fun Labs

Only slightly earlier than our previous predictions, XboxÔÇÖs Avatar Kinect has finally dropped and is available through Kinect Fun Labs.

In the future, Avatar Kinect will require users to have an Xbox Live Gold plan, but thereÔÇÖs a free trial period for all users until September 8th.

So. Much. Tech.

Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.

Microsoft previewed Avatar Kinect at CES in January. It creates a virtual hangout or meeting space where youÔÇÖre represented by your Xbox avatar, which mirrors with surprising accuracy your bodyÔÇÖs movements and even facial expressions.

One of the obvious advantages of this form of conferencing is bandwidth. Where video conferencing requires a great deal of video data to be moved back and forth in real-time, the use of avatars cuts that down, making audio the biggest strain.

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