Microsoft reverses course, says Kinect left open by ‘design’


On a side note, check out this awesome implementation of Kinect on Windows 7

Microsoft representatives appearing on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday” today said that the company’s Kinect motion-controller was left open by “design,” despite earlier comments by the company that it did not “condone” Kinect’s hacking.

A tweet by the “Science Friday” staff read “(Xbox director of incubation) Alex Kipman says Kinect interface was left unprotected ‘by design.’ [And Microsoft’s] Shannon Loftis says she’s ‘inspired’ by community finding new uses.”