Microsoft have just announced they are about to release a SDK for the Kinect. There is already a large community out there developing fascinating applications for the Kinect using drivers and API’s developed by the community. This announcement can only make this scene bigger. You can read the full press release after the break.
I finally got to plug in my Arduino Mega 2560 micro controller. Everything worked after I ran the sample application. I extended this slightly to blink three leds on a breadboard. Simple beginning I know but we all have to start somewhere. The IDE which is downloaded from the Arduino website will run on a variety of operating systems, I am using 64 bit Ubuntu Linux but it ran equally well on Windows.
Nokia and Microsoft have announced a partnership to allow them compete with Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android platform, and RIM’s Blackberry. Nokia is loosing ground fast in the smartphone market and it’s new products do not seem to have caught the publics imagination.
In a press release on the 29th December 2010 the Commission welcomes new EU standards for common mobile phone charger. This is great news as going forward it should be a lot more convenient to charge your phone. The complete press release is after the break.
Adafruit’s $2,000 bounty for an open source Kinect driver hack was only offered up late last week and already someone has allegedly delivered, said Adafruit’s Phillip Torrone in an email to us just now.