Microsoft not happy over the $2,000 Kinect hacking reward

Kinect launched this past week and like any new tech product, people want to hack the thing. Specifically, Adafruit Industries is looking for people to create an open source driver for Kinect and is offering a $2,000 reward to the first developer that does it.

To the surprise of no one, Microsoft isn’t all too happy over these shenanigans and stated that they have “built in numerous hardware and software safeguards designed to reduce the chances of product tampering.” Microsoft goes on to say that they will be working with law enforcement to keep to keep the Kinect “tamper-resistant.”

I give it about a month before we can use the Kinect on a PC.

Microsoft furious at $2,000 bounty for open source Kinect drivers [Tech Eye]

Hamza Aziz