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Kinect for Xbox 360 and Kinect for Windows (KfW) v1 specs

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1) 3D Depth sensor (IR Emitter + IR Camera / Depth Sensor)

2) RGB camera (Color Sensor)

3) Microphone array

4) Tilt motor (for detecting floor and players in the playspace)

 

Kinect Specifications
Viewing angle Field of View (FoV): 43° vertical x 57° horizontal
Vertical tilt range ±27°
Frame rate (depth and color stream) 30 frames per second (FPS)
Audio format 16-kHz, 24-bit mono
pulse code modulation (PCM)
Audio input characteristics 4-microphone array
24-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
onboard signal processing (including acoustic echo cancellation & noise suppression)
Accelerometer characteristics 2G/4G/8G accelerometer configured for 2G range
1° accuracy detail limit
(can help detect when the sensor is in an unusual orientation)

 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/kinect/kinect-sensor-components

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj131033.aspx

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fix: Microsoft mouse right-click failure

The other day my Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 (was either a gift from Microsoft Hellas or had ordered it myself from Microsoft Company Store with the credit Microsoft used to give pro-crisis to MVPs) started behaving erratically, failing most of the times to right-click and sometimes doing left clicks instead with some delay, or doing other actions like Paste etc.

It seems the issue was with Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard center software that Windows Update installs. Uninstalling it (from the Windows Control Panel) fixed the issue immediately.

That software is a total failure since it doesn’t support correctly various Microsoft hardware device older models. It shouldn’t install at all in the first place if it finds an incompatible device or try to behave better. It’s a shame that software is from Microsoft itself.

Even worse it that at their webpage they say:

Tell us what you think!

We are interested in your experiences with Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center and your Microsoft device!

  • Send your comments and questions by clicking on the Send Feedback icon on the Windows 8 desktop, select Apps then Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center from the options listed.

Not very helpful for those wanting to send feedback from Windows 7, is it?

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