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Microsoft Now Shipping Kinect For Windows Preview Kits To “Thousands” Of Developers

on November 23, 2013

TechCrunch

Today Microsoft announced that it is shipping developer preview kits of its new Kinect for Windows sensor and software. That means the company is getting the new Kinect (a pre-release version) and the code to run it into the hands of developers on the same day that the Xbox One launched.

The Xbox One brings the living room variant of the new Kinect to average folk en masse.

According to Microsoft, “thousands” of developers signed up for the program. That’s nontrivial given that it cost $399 to take part, as The Next Web’s Emil Protalinskipoints out. Developers who receive the pre-release Kinect will also be given the final Kinect for Windows device when it is finished next year.

Kinect for Windows is a technology I’ve been a fan of since I heard of it. Adding voice and motion control to your computer that can likely already handle touch…

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