updated 05:30 pm EST, Fri January 7, 2011
Official announcement in due course
Microsoft CEO has revealed that Microsoft plans to bring official support for its 8 million plus selling Kinect peripheral to Windows. In the BBC interview footage (below), Ballmer states that Microsoft will make a formal announcement about the integration "in a formal way in the right time." An example of the Kinect hacked to work with Mac OS X has recently been posted by a developer highlighting the potential for the technology.
Microsoft has already flagged at its CES Keynote that it will update its Xbox 360 Dashboard software to enable hands-free control of Netflix as well as Hulu Plus, when that service debuts on the console. Currently users can use Kinect on the Xbox 360 to interact with the Zune Video Marketplace through a combination of gestures and voice control.
Microsoft has indicated that the Dashboard update for the Xbox 360 will be coming in the spring. As William Gibson noted recently, the future is here now.