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Bill Gates: Project Natal Coming To Windows, Too.

Bill Gates: Project Natal Coming To Windows, Too.
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Here's some big news about Project Natal. Although the motion-capturing camera was initially developed for use with the Xbox 360 gaming console, it appears that other divisions in Microsoft have found a use for it as well. No less reputable a source than Bill Gates himself told Cnet that,

“...I think there's incredible value as we use that in the office connected to a Windows PC. So Microsoft research and the product groups have a lot going on there, because you can use the cost reduction that will take place over the years to say, why shouldn't that be in most office environments."

Gates went on to state that the Natal technology is being commercialized for Windows as well as the Xbox 360.

Does this mean we'll see the next update to the Windows OS packaged with a Natal camera? From what Mr. Gates has said, it seems more likely that Microsoft is hard at work finding ways to patch their OS to work with full motion sensing technology. Carpal tunnel syndrome could very well become a thing of the past. If Natal works well enough, you could just run your finger along the desk or in front of your screen in order to move the cursor.

It's too early to guess what sort of changes we can expect Natal to bring to the Windows OS, but I think it's safe to say that Microsoft will be the first company to design an operating system that works with full motion sensing. If the idea takes off, this will mark the first real spark of innovation we've seen from Redmond in a while.

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