Kinect News

First, the crew at iFixit has, in true geek form, ripped apart their launch day Kinect. Some awesome shots on how this thing was put together. Second, the $2000 bounty for hacking the Kinect should be claimed by these folks, who have successfully hacked the Kinect system even though Microsoft has said it would be extremely difficult.

The video below shows that a hacker has taken control of the Kinect system, which is a $149 add-on for the Xbox 360 video game console. Kinect allows users to play motion-sensing games without any game controller. The effort was undertaken at the urging of New York-based Adafruit Industries, which offered a $2,000 bounty for an open-source hack. Phillip Torrone of Adafruit provided the video to the Gizmodo gadget blog.