I think they have sponsored 10 projects that use Kinect. Does the author know about it? I doubt.
True, but nothing really has come of it that I have seen. Kinect used to be big news....now you hardly hear about it after the new/coolest factor wore off. I hope they do more with it as I looked at a lot of the projects that are out there and there are some really cool things you can do with Kinect.