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Kinect controls will play nice with Powerpoint slides

05/27/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect has clearly done a whole lot more than what the software giant imagined – many users have already hacked it to serve other purposes, and some of them are even quite brilliant. Well, today we shall look at another way Kinect,...

Kinect + snow globe lets you view objects in 360 degrees

05/19/2011, Taking visual media to the next level, the folks over at Queens University have come up with a way to utilize the Kinect for viewing objects in 3D. Making use of two Kinect motion controllers, a giant snow globe, a 3D HD projector, and some additional...

Kinect used to translate sign language

05/18/2011, Instead of the usual weird or funny Kinect hacks we have for you this week, we’ve got something that could actually benefit society. Some French folks have come up with a program that can use the Kinect to detect the hand gestures used in sign...

Microsoft is bringing Hole In The Wall to the Xbox 360

05/17/2011, For those of you familiar with the game show “Hole In The Wall” where people become human Tetris pieces to fit into a hole in a wall that’s moving towards them? Well, it looks like Microsoft is attempting to translate the game to the...

New hardcore Kinect games will debut at E3

05/16/2011, At last year’s E3, Microsoft was all about showing off Kinect‘s final branding and hyping up the $150 camera sensor as much as possible. Launched in November, Kinect quickly went on to sell over 10 million units in its first 60 days, earning...

Kinect lets you play poker standing up

05/06/2011, In this week’s installment of 101 ways to use your Kinect we have the motion gaming controller from Microsoft giving us the ability to play poker. The folks over at Poker Listings made use of the open-source Kinect software available out there, and...

iSec is a Kinect clone for Chinese gamers

05/06/2011, Make way for the iSec, formerly known as the eBox, still a clone of Kinect and still made by Lenovo. What is an iSec? A “Sec” is short for “Sports Entertainment Center” which strongly suggests the console will be sold with a Wii...

Kinect and iPhone brought together to 3D shooter

05/03/2011, Come on, let’s admit it; we all love seeing unholy unions (Android running on an iPhone or Windows phone device anyone?) and apparently so do the guys at Rockmoon in Singapore. The developers have recently come up with a prototype game that has the...

Kinect used to recreate Han Solo’s carbonite mold

05/02/2011, If you know your Star Wars – or even if you didn’t, I’m sure you would remember Han Solo getting trapped in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back. Well thanks to the power of the Microsoft Kinect, we too can be frozen albeit on screen instead...

KinEmote lets your Kinect recognize hand shapes in real time

04/29/2011, The people over at Lateral Flux – creators of the groundbreaking KinEmote software that allows Windows users to use the Kinect with popular Windows programs are back with an exciting update to KinEmote. They’ve now made the Kinect much more...

Microsoft patents custom Kinect profiles

04/22/2011, The Kinect has been used in over 101 different applications and new ways to use the motion controller are being discovered on a weekly basis. It’s been Microsoft’s ingenious idea to release the controller out into the wild and let people go...

Kinect used to control armchair

04/13/2011, Yesterday at the MIX11 event, Microsoft demonstrated some of the new things that can be achieved with the Kinect motion controller. Microsoft created a special armchair that is completely controlled through the use of hand gestures that are read by the...

Kinect used to create impressive physics demo

04/13/2011, If there’s one thing the Kinect is good for – it’s to create impressive videos of humans interacting with digital objects. The folks over at IDEO Labs recently got their hands on a Kinect and coded up an impressive demo in a short span of...