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Kinect for Windows coming February 1st

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2012 18:50 User comments (4)

Kinect for Windows coming February 1st Last night, during Microsoft's final CES keynote, CEO Steve Ballmer announced a definitive date for Kinect hitting Windows.
Starting on February 1st, the company's extremely popular and powerful gesture-recognition technology will be available for Windows PC users. An SDK has been available for over a month, and hackers have been using the Kinect sensor for Windows since its launch.

The Kinect for Windows will likely look similar to the Xbox 360 version.

Microsoft has said, and Ballmer reiterated, that 200 companies are working on Kinect apps and they now have a much broader audience.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

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4 user comments

111.1.2012 0:22

I bet people just going to use it just for a dvd/blu ray remote so they will not have to get up and press play.

212.1.2012 6:31
Unverified new user

Great news for me! Thanks to MS for bringing up this great idea. I can now buy Kinect and use it to my windows based PC.

312.1.2012 14:20

one more thing, gotta have fast computer so this not for me. although 360 isn't that powerful so ....

413.1.2012 14:55

I figured they would do this after releasing it for the XBox glad to see it happen.

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