Microsoft Kinects and hackers

Microsoft is going for another gamble and this time, it may just work out fine or even better than what they were expecting.

Not long after the release of Xbox Kinect, it was hacked to work with PC, by a guy name Alex P. This opens up new opportunities for the Hi-Def motion camera. Hackers have demonstrated other uses for it, such as simulator, 3D photography and lots more.

But Microsoft, instead of chasing these hackers down, they instead will be releasing the Software development kit (SDK) for Kinect, as let’s face it, it’s way cheaper than hiring a bunch of developers that may not do anything. This SDK will drive a community of Kinect hackers and will bring the Kinect beyond it’s current limit. These freelance developers have no restraint to their creativity.

“As breakthrough technologies like these reach scale, the resulting creativity and invention will open up a whole new world of possibilities for computing,” said Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer probably a genius in marketing too.


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