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Kinect open source driver for Windows available for download

11/10/2010, Remember the $2,000 bounty for a hacked version of an open source Kinect driver? Well, someone managed to “break” Kinect, so to speak, but did not do it out of the love of money (how noble). Hector Martin (@marcan42) of Marconsoft, on the...

Microsoft Kinect Sold Out At Various Retailers

11/07/2010, Considering the amount of pent-up demand for Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect controller, it shouldn’t be too surprising to hear that big name retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon and GameStop have sold out of the Kinect standalone device and...

Microsoft Kinect Hacked Already, But Not For Money

11/07/2010, We already know that there is a $2,000 bounty for an open source driver for Microsoft’s Kinect and now some hacker out there has managed to hack the Kinect, and it wasn’t done for the prize money. The person behind this is the same person who...

$2,000 bounty on offer for open-source Kinect driver

11/05/2010, Adafruit Industries has decided that there will be a $2,000 bounty for the first person who manages to come up with an open-source Kinect driver. After all, an Adafruit employee did mention to CNET that Kinect is “amazing hardware that...

Microsoft Kinect teardown

11/04/2010, Microsoft has some pretty lofty sales targets for its Kinect system, where it is tipped to sell at least 5 million units this fall. The good people over at iFixit has already taken their Kinect apart, and here’s the “post-mortem” of the...

Microsoft Expected To Sell 5 Million Kinect Units This Fall

11/04/2010, The folks over at Microsoft must be smiling from ear to ear as the software giant is now expecting to sell five million Kinect motion sensors through the holiday shopping season. The new figure offers a significant jump from the company’s original...

Xbox Live Dashboard Update To Arrive On Nov 1st

10/31/2010, Xbox 360 users might be a little wary of updating the firmware on their console after there was a little problem last week with the Kinect firmware, but now Microsoft has sent notices to Xbox 360 owners that it will be pushing a required Dashboard update...

Don’t Hook Your Kinect Up If You Received It Early

10/28/2010, This could be an important warning to Kinect purchasers out there. If you happened to receive your Kinect and copy of Kinectimals early, you might want to keep it away from your Xbox console for the moment. While it’s hard to resist the urge to hook...

Amazon And Best Buy Sell Out Of Kinect Pre-orders

10/28/2010, The folks over at Microsoft should be pretty happy to hear that both Best Buy and Amazon seem to have stopped accepting pre-orders for the Kinect, though there still is the option to purchase it bundled with a new Xbox 360. Considering that Microsoft...

Kinect prototype cost Microsoft $30,000

10/25/2010, You know how the older folks always tell you to count your blessings? Well, the same can be applied this time around for those who are mulling over whether to fork out $150 for a Kinect sensor or not. It seems that Microsoft’s first Kinect prototype...

Strange Game Boat Accessory For Kinect Adventures

10/08/2010, With the Microsoft Kinect motion-sensing controller not needing any other controllers, what do accessory makers do? Why, they make accessories for the Kinect then. The Game Boat is one such accessory that has us scratching our heads. It’s described:...

Panasonic has Kinect-like system for digital signage

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In a discrete part of the CEATEC show, Panasonic was showing its D-Imager (D for “depth”, we guess), a system that can detect and react to the presence of people. Thanks to its depth and color cameras, it can see that someone is...