Time To Buy A Kinect!

Posted: June 17, 2011 in News

Microsoft announced today that the Kinect will be open for computer software development for now on.  This means when you are running your computer through your TV you can run your windows and the programs associated with it straight from the Kinect, no keyboard and mouse necessary.

Microsoft on Thursday began letting software developers imbue computers with voice and motion-sensing technology from its Kinect controller for the Xbox 360 videogame console.

A free Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit opens doors for computer programs enhanced with depth-perception, voice recognition, or gesture controls using the popular console accessory.

“We are looking at taking the Kinect out of the game space a bit and putting it in other spaces,” said Halimat Alabi, a developer who attended a 24-hour Kinect coding marathon at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

The kit was available for download at research.microsoft.com/kinectsdk.

Microsoft last week added YouTube, voice commands, television shows and more to Xbox 360 with Kinect as the hot-selling videogame console matures into an entertainment center for all.

more after the Jump –> Microsoft Kinect makes moves on computers

Cool video of a guy using street view, and other windows functions with Kinect below.


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