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Kinect, Thunderbolt SDKs coming soon

4/13/2011 06:11 PM EDT
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LarryM99
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LarryM99   4/19/2011 9:51:11 PM
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They went from "This is an absolutely closed device" to "Go for it!" in pretty close to record time for a company the size of Microsoft. Add to that the time it takes to formalize and release a supported interface and I am a little surprised that it happened as quickly as it did. Larry M.

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Robotics Developer   4/14/2011 11:22:53 PM
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I am wondering why they did not release the Kinect SDK already? It seems that many hackers are ahead of the company that produced the device? I would hope that Microsoft can learn from this and next time release the SDK with the device (if it makes sense for external developers - Kinect did).

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chanj0   4/14/2011 5:48:58 PM
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Both companies seem to leverage the power of opensource community, letting the mass market to have access to the SDK and hoping a new kind of product will be released to support the proliferation of their new technologies. Good Move!

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goafrit   4/14/2011 11:57:06 AM
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Very interesting, I cannot wait to get it. I hope they promote it to developers so that it can get great level of diffusion in the industry

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