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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Kinect-Kinect-For-Windows-SDK-Craig-Eisler-Runtime,14602.html
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As promised back in January, Microsoft is now shipping the Kinect for Windows hardware via distribution partners in twelve launch countries. The suggested retail price for the device will be $249, but Microsoft plans to offer special academic pricing of $149 for Qualified Educational Users later this year. Microsoft has also released the Kinect for Windows SDK (v.0) for developers which can be downloaded here.

"Without many years of intense R&D efforts, including research investments of hundreds of millions of dollars, and deep partnership between our research teams, software teams, hardware teams, manufacturing teams, and games studios, Kinect simply wouldn’t exist," writes Craig Eisler, General Manager of Kinect for Windows. "Shipping Kinect for Windows was another cross-Microsoft effort: not only did the hardware and software teams work closely together to create an integrated solution, but our support, manufacturing, supply chain, reverse logistics, and account teams have all been working hard to prepare for today’s launch."

Well this could get interesting for games and software if we had a kinect bar on all of our computers. thumb.gif
     
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Definitely I dont think alot of people realized the potential of Kinect on the PC when it was first announced.
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Now they want to see people's bedrooms too?
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Now they want to see people's bedrooms too?

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Minority Report anyone? smile.gif
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so let me see if I have this right... microsoft innovates and apple refined

but MS is called tasteless.
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Hmm... if I qualify for the academic version(CMIS major) , I may get this. Otherwise I'll wait for a price drop. I can think of some pretty good uses for something like this in a space sim.
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