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Microsoft is set to release Kinect for Windows SDK this spring

Kinect for Windows SDK to be released by Microsoft this spring

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm CST (0 mins, 48 secs time to read)

It was rumored earlier this year but now it has been confirmed - Microsoft are releasing the Kinect for Windows SDK. Microsoft have said "It will be available this spring as a free download, and will give academic researchers and enthusiasts access to key pieces of the Kinect system-such as the audio technology, system application programming interfaces and direct control of the Kinect sensor itself."

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Commercial licensing details will arrive sometime after that. The blog also goes on to say "The possibilities are endless. Natural and intuitive technologies such as Kinect can be more than just a great platform for gaming and entertainment. They open up enormous opportunities across a wide variety of scenarios, including addressing societal issues in areas such as healthcare and education."

Exciting times! This also gives Microsoft some beta work on Kinect for Windows before Windows 8 arrives next year, will we see some form of motion-sensing built into Windows 8? I very much hope so.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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