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Official MS Kinect SDK Coming to Windows 84

fredr1k writes "Microsoft figured there is some movement in the Kinect hacking scene. They have now announced a Kinect SDK for Windows. (Though only for Academics & Enthusiasts). 'Ever since the November launch of Kinect for Xbox 360, enthusiasts and academic researchers alike have expressed their excitement and intense interest in the possibilities created by the products ability to enable users to bring games and entertainment to life without using a controller. While Microsoft plans to release a commercial version at a later date, this SDK will be a starter kit to make it simpler for the academic research and enthusiast communities to create rich natural user interfaces using Kinect technology.'"
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Official MS Kinect SDK Coming to Windows

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  • by slim ( 1652 ) <john@nOspAM.hartnup.net> on Tuesday March 01, 2011 @12:41PM (#35348266) Homepage

    I'm not a huge MS fan, but doing things this way for the "Hacker" community is a lot better than Sony's response to what hacking has been going on with the PS3.

    "Better than Sony" isn't much of a target, to be fair.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 01, 2011 @12:44PM (#35348324)

    LOL...I dont consider myself strongly pro or anti-Microsoft. However, I get such a kick at the idiot Microsoft haters on Slashdot who can't even admit when Microsoft does something right. If this were another link related to Windows security flaws there'd be 700 posts about Bill Gates being the anti-christ.

    Slashdot users are supposed to be smart; smarter than childish fanboys/fangirls.

  • by migla ( 1099771 ) on Tuesday March 01, 2011 @01:56PM (#35349088)

    Slashdot users are supposed to be smart; smarter than childish fanboys/fangirls.

    (Now, I didn't read your parent, so maybe my comment doesn't apply exactly in this particular case, but I'd just like to make a general comment:)

    Sometimes it's about freedom. Liking freedom is not just any kind of fandom. It's really important for real. Hating on MS in the name of freedom is not (necessarily) being a childish fan, IMO.

The first version always gets thrown away.