We’re happy to announce the availability of the newest book in the Microsoft Press Start Here! series: Start Here! Learn the Kinect API , by Rob S. Miles. Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing device, originally intended as a game-playing peripheral for the Xbox, not only became the fastest-selling consumer electronic device in history, but also rapidly became the darling of hackers everywhere, who invented numerous new roles for the Kinect. Recognizing the Kinect’s potential, Microsoft released a free API for developers that let them program the Kinect through the .NET Framework, and followed that up with a “professional” release (not free) several months later. Now, Rob Miles has written a robust introductory book for beginning programmers that introduces readers to the Kinect, and walks them ...read more