Microsoft has issued a statement about the recent usage of the Kinect system on Windows 7. They say that it is not technically a hack. So, the folks at AdaFruit have upped the bounty for a “true” hack as defined by Microsoft to $3,000.
“Kinect for Xbox 360 has not been hacked–in any way–as the software and hardware that are part of Kinect for Xbox 360 have not been modified. What has happened is someone has created drivers that allow other devices to interface with the Kinect for Xbox 360. The creation of these drivers, and the use of Kinect for Xbox 360 with other devices, is unsupported. We strongly encourage customers to use Kinect for Xbox 360 with their Xbox 360 to get the best experience possible.”