Hugh Pickens writes: "The San Francisco Chronicle reports that PrimeSense, the privately held Israeli company that licensed core Kinect technology to Microsoft, is teaming up with PC and peripheral maker Asus to create a similar device for the PC that can be used for browsing multimedia content and accessing the Internet and social networks--basically, the main things consumers use their PCs for. Last month, a Korean game developer claimed that Microsoft was working on a version of Kinect for the PC, but Microsoft hasn't confirmed any such plans. However hackers figured out how to hook a Kinect up to a Windows PC almost immediately, and have already come up with some pretty interesting hacks including letting World of Warcraft players cast spells, fight opponents and maneuver their characters using simple hand gestures and body movements and combining the Kinect with a PC and a virtual reality headset to create a virtual reality experience that hints at what games may be like in the future."
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