Microsoft Embraces Modification of Kinect Boxes

The EFF and Mashable note that Microsoft has changed its tune on modifications to its new Kinect box.  While initially indicating it would work with law enforcement to stop the activity, it now says that the Kinect was left open for tinkering by design.


  1. LOL
    “”Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products,” a company spokesperson told CNET. “With Kinect, Microsoft built in numerous hardware and software safeguards designed to reduce the chances of product tampering. Microsoft will continue to make advances in these types of safeguards and work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper-resistant.”

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    Hacked in 2 days so it is now, “Kinect was left open for tinkering by design.”

  2. Good bet though
    that any such modification would void the warranty.

  3. Considering Microsoft’s financial situation, I have a feeling this may have been their plan all along. It appears to be a simply stunt. Microsoft is no friend of fair use.