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Microsoft Says Kinect Left Open By Design

November 20th, 2010 11:44 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

kai_hiwatari writes “Around two week ago when Adafruit announced a bounty for developing an open-source driver for the Kinect, Microsoft made it clear that they didn’t condone it. Now Microsoft seem to have realized the potential of their device and has made an U-turn. Alex Kipman, Xbox Director of Incubation, now says that they left the Kinect open by design. Kipman said, ‘What has happened is someone wrote an open-source driver for PCs that essentially opens the USB connection, which we didn’t protect, by design, and reads the inputs from the sensor.’”

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