If you take a look at the video from Microsoft’s research group on the new Kinect sensor, you can see it’s really not at all difficult to make out a penis.Depending on the type of clothing, this same effect would be present for breasts.
There were other ways to do this, including code in the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) beta 2, but now it’s as easy as opening Device Manager on a Windows 10 machine and locating the driver under the “Kinect sensor devices” folder.
But unless you unplug or otherwise disable the device, it's always on, always connected to the Internet, and with Snowden's unnerving story fresh in my mind, I had to ask myself: What did I just bring into my house?
I'm sure I'm not the only parent asking such a question, given the ever-multiplying selection of Internet-connected toys.
You’ll be able to use the Kinect to make Skype video calls, and you can configure the Kinect to perform Windows Hello biometric authentication through face recognition, Microsoft’s Yin Li wrote in a blog post.
With the release of the Xbox Summer Update in July, Microsoft also enhanced the Kinect’s capability for developers.
Looking for a movie to watch while wrapping my kids' Christmas gifts, I made an odd but serendipitous choice: "Citizenfour," the Oscar-winning documentary about Edward Snowden and the U. It's apparently just an innocuous inquiry from room service, but when the conversation ends, Snowden unplugs the phone from the wall."All of these new (Internet-enabled) phones, they have little computers in them, and you can hot mic these … "As long as it's plugged in, (someone) can be listening."That sounded pretty scary.