Sony Fights but Microsoft Welcomes Hardware Hackers

MS to issue hacking kit

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Sony Fights but Microsoft Welcomes Hardware Hackers
While Sony fights hacker/people's hero/egomaniac Geohot over releasing details of its PS3 protection, Microsoft is opening its arms to people who want to extract the most from its Kinect system, by releasing an SDK (Software Development Kit) to consumers this Spring.

According to the Beeb, "The announcement was made during an open day at Microsoft's research centre near Seattle."

Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer commented, "As breakthrough technologies like these reach scale, the resulting creativity and invention will open up a whole new world of possibilities for computing."

The initial kit is aimed at 'personal use' but a professional version is due as well.


DrkStr 22 Feb 2011 13:56
So reading data from a USB device is now the same as passing the root keys for a console around?
Idiots 22 Feb 2011 22:41
why not compare both companies tactics when it comes to hacking consoles. why would M$ care if you hacked a camera. a Camera will not give you access to a game or piracy. Some people who write articles comparing the consolve v. peripheal are just stupid. by the way MS banned all hacked consoles.
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