Last November, rumors began circulating in cyberspace regarding the next-generation Microsoft Kinect peripheral...that it would be, for example, accurate enough to read the lips of people sitting in front of it, along with delivering improved motion tracking and voice recognition (the latter by virtue of the camera peripheral's integrated microphone array), and being "able to tell what direction the player is facing" (but can't it already do that?).
Hopefully, some of you have already had the opportunity to audition the recently published presentation done by Jonathan Epstein, Omek Interactive's President, at the late March Embedded Vision Alliance Summit:
Some of you may have been already following the recent spat of back-and-forth lawsuits between DISH Networks and a group of broadcasters. In brief, at January's CES (Consumer Electronics Show), DISH introduced a PVR (personal video recorder, also sometimes called a DVR aka digitial video recorder) called Hopper, which simultaneously recorded up to six programs and also supported in-home streaming to companion playback clients called Joeys.
Last Thursday, I mentioned that if you'd missed either or both of Jeff Bier's two embedded vision webcasts on Tuesday, they were available for archive viewing on the EE Times and Vision System Design websites. Fortunately, if a live webcast on embedded vision strikes your fancy, you have another opportunity.
Two-plus weeks ago, and again at the beginning of this week, I told you about upcoming webcasts that Embedded Vision Alliance founder Jeff Bier would be participating in, respectively hosted by Vision Systems Design Magazine and EE Times.