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Microsoft's Kinect 2 will be able to read lips and detect your mood

By Shawn Knight · 14 replies
Nov 28, 2011
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  1. Microsoft’s second generation Kinect motion sensing device is said to be so accurate it can read lips. The accessory will also be able to interpret voice pitch and facial characteristics…

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  2. Does anyone see "Big Brother" in new technology??
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    The lip reading would be nice to avoid the whole problem of voice commands when watching TV and stuff, but on the big part, yeah, kinda creepy.

    Wasn't Big Brother able to read your lips through the screen in the book?
  4. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    Yes, I'm sure this insidious new device will force your xbox to keep its internet connection on when you think you've turned it off, and it will proceed to broadcast all your private moments when you thought the camera wasn't looking.
  5. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    thx 1138 anyone?

    kinect: how are you feeling today mr <x>?
    <x>: okay, have a bit of a headache though.
    kinect: administering Tylenol, into your blood stream! feel better soon.
  6. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    I always laugh when I see paranoid people talk about "big brother." I'd be more worried about facebook selling my info to special interest groups. Even if "big brother" was watching all that information would just go into the hands of the people paying for their campaign. Those people can already get your info legally, just read the EULA on any website you register on.

    Occupy some knowledge... or rather be occupied by some knowledge.
  7. davimous

    davimous TS Rookie Posts: 55   +9

    I have figured out a great way of seeing if anyone is watching you through your kinect. Grab a life like doll (preferably a baby sized one), and shoot it in front of your kinect. Then wait and see what happens.
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    There is quite a big difference between selling the stuff you willingly post on FB, and MS watching what you're doing through your Kinect.
  9. hmmm I wish they would just make something useful for the Kinect I already own and never use since most things for it are garbage.
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,362   +67

    Seems like HAL in 2001 A Space Odyssey.
  11. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223


    I have a few of those. The thing I find great about that model is that you can easily mount a mobile phone jammer on it. At $9.99 each it's a great buy if you consider all the brainwaves it will be blocking from big brother. Privacy doesn't have a price IMO.

    While I'm sure MS has no interest in watching people through the kinect, you can always use the technique seen at 1:05 if you're that paranoid.

    I'd just do the smart thing and not buy one. It's all novelty anyway.
  12. Read my lips Kinect 2... no improved latency, no $ale.
  13. You guys complain too much. Do you not find this the least bit interesting? Personally, I think this is pretty cool.
  14. The devil is in the details.
  15. When it will read my mind I will buy it; until then .. waiting for the next update ;)

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