Xbox Kinect Hacked

Microsoft’s latest and greatest has been hacked to be controlled on Windows 7. Earlier last week a bounty of $2000 was offered for anyone who could hack and release open source drivers for the Kinect. In a video shared with Gizmodo, the Kinect is being controlled on Windows 7.

Adafruti Industries from New York had offered the reward and in an email to CNET, Torrone from Adafruit said, It’s amazing hardware that shouldn’t just be locked up for Xbox 360. Its radar camera’ being able to get video and distance as a sensor input from commodity hardware is huge.

Video of the Kinect being controlled from Windows 7:

via Venture Beat

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Manan Kakkar

Manan is a technology enthusiast keenly following the consumer products from Microsoft, Google & Apple.