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Kinect SDK for Windows to be released this week?

KinectSDKA countdown has appeared on Channel 9 live set to finish at 1800 BST on Thursday is believed to be counting down the release of the announcement of the Kinect SDK due to be released in spring of which the end is quickly approaching. A twitter account @KinectSDKTeam has also be created with only a single tweet to its name.

The Kinect SDK is set to allow Xbox’s popular peripheral to be used with a Windows machine, it is not yet know which versions will be supported but it is understood to be able to bring full functionality to the system giving developers access to not only the IR and RGB cameras but also the voice recognition software which is currently being used by the Xbox 360. It will give developers a Skeletal track tool which will allow them to track the body without having to write their own tracking code. The assumed inclusion of official Kinect drivers will hopefully mean that the current Kinect hacks will be able to utilise one single driver over all the hacks and hopefully make them more responsive and easier for a user to set up.

Join the live event tomorrow to find out more and we will try to keep you updated.

 

Source : Winrumors

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Available Now

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A milestone for every software package, Windows 7 service pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack one are both available for download now. Microsoft have been hinting at the release for some time, giving access to developers and people with MSDN subscriptions first but now it is available for all.

You can download this one of two ways, you can download the stand alone installer and run it, or you can run Windows Update to download the update for you. It has been recommended by Scott Hansleman that you do the latter. So why are you still reading this go find it here:

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