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[CNN] Microsoft takes the Kinect beyond Xbox [Video]

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Microsoft takes the Kinect beyond Xbox

The software giant released Kinect for Windows, a $250 motion sensor marketed toward businesses, not gamers.

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Meh so they have 300 companies in 27 countries buying Kinect. If M$ really want to make $$$ then they should give it to us PC users but they won't because we'll just hack it and use it to control our PC's devil.gif

 

I want to control my PC with with one finger,  drool.gif  c'mon M$!

    
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Meh so they have 300 companies in 27 countries buying Kinect. If M$ really want to make $$$ then they should give it to us PC users but they won't because we'll just hack it and use it to control our PC's devil.gif

I want to control my PC with with one finger,  drool.gif   c'mon M$!

If im not mistaken, people already have. You can go buy a kinect and hook it up to your pc, its usb!
    
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If im not mistaken, people already have. You can go buy a kinect and hook it up to your pc, its usb!

Yup.

People have developed drivers to allow the Kinect for Xbox 360 to work on PC's. They are fully functioning and you can control your PC with it.
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Microsoft released an sdk for kinect on windows and its free.
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I've been wanting to buy kinect for my PC for the longest time, but I have been waiting for a an updated version that i read somewhere about, i tried searching for it but couldn't find the thread. I wonder if i should buy the xbox 360 connect now or wait until it gets updated when the 720 comes out. I would love to control my PC with it biggrin.gif
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Kinect for PC would be a great idea. It could replace webcams and have more functionality. It wouldn't be long until MS would market Kinect for PC in the gaming aspect.
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I've been wanting to buy kinect for my PC for the longest time, but I have been waiting for a an updated version that i read somewhere about, i tried searching for it but couldn't find the thread. I wonder if i should buy the xbox 360 connect now or wait until it gets updated when the 720 comes out. I would love to control my PC with it biggrin.gif
get it now why wait 3+ years?

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