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Microsoft Says Kinect Left Open By Design

madprogrammer Re:MS has mixed up 'Hacking' and 'Cracking' (215 comments)

No, that's cracking. Hacking seems to be exactly what has taken place...

Whatever. The point is that the expensive part of Kinect is what's inside the XBox and much more difficult to get to.

A little over a year ago Microsoft announced to developers that all that processing was going to be removed from the Kinect (Natal at the time) and be done on the XBox. It seemed like a stupid idea, and they said it was to cut costs which seemed lame. But when the open source driver came out last week I realized there really are some forward-thinkers at Microsoft. Now they have a peripheral which is relatively cheap to make and was quite cheap to design, and all of the money they spent on R&D is nicely protected inside a box.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Goes Bargain Basement With New Satellite

madprogrammer I was thinking... (150 comments)

...the Russians wouldn't be happy that NASA was stealing their idea.

But then, I guess immitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

more than 6 years ago

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