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Kinect as a visually impaired radar

03/17/2011, The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Group from the university of Konstanz has created Navigational Aids for the Visually Impaired (or NAVI), an application that uses Kinect’s perception of depth to guide visually impaired people in buildings. It...

Microsoft Kinect works well with the Source engine

03/10/2011, The Microsoft Kinect is probably one of the most exciting game controllers ever invented and we see a new way to use it almost every week. One of the latest ways to make use of the Kinect controller is to control characters in a game mod of Valve’s...

The hardest way to play Tetris is with the Kinect

03/04/2011, While we know playing games with the Kinect is no walk in the park, wait until you get a load of this project called Kinetris. A Kinect hacker has managed to come up with a Tetris game that makes use of Microsoft’s gaming camera to control the...

SwimBrowser lets you swim on the internet with the Kinect

02/23/2011, Since the Kinect has been hacked to do pretty much anything, it’s no surprise when we tell you that it can been used to surf the web as well. A developer named David Stolarsky managed to create a browser that relies on the Kinect for input on how to...

Microsoft releasing Kinect Software Development Kit this spring

02/21/2011, Great news for all Kinect hackers and enthusiasts out there – Microsoft will be releasing a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Kinect on Windows 7. No longer will users have to rely on the raw data that they’ve been extracting from the device...

Kinect hack gives you magic powers over Roomba

02/14/2011, The Microsoft Kinect has proven itself to be more than a gaming tool that is to be enjoyed by millions in the world over, as enthusiasts have taken the Kinect to do so much more. One of the latest (and most interesting) hacks to date would be getting the...

Windows 7, Kinect and Angry Birds potpourri smells good

01/26/2011, There is just something about this hack that ought to make most people wonder – now why hasn’t it been thought of before? We’re looking at KinEmote hacking Windows 7 software in order to have it play nice with Kinect technology (also...

Kinect hack offers Holographic chat for cheap

01/24/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has been used in many cool hacks and now the folks over at the MIT Media Lab might be coming up with something that we’ve been dreaming of playing with since we were kids, holographic images. While it’s not as cool as those...

Street Fighter 4 played with the Kinect

01/24/2011, What can you do to make an already fun game even more fun? Why, you add Kinect to it of course! That seems to be the motto for Kinect hackers today who’ve been changing the whole PC-gaming experience with various Kinect hacks. The latest to join the...

Kinect used to perform surgery

01/19/2011, It’s time to add one more item to the ever growing list of things you can do with a Kinect. Previously all we had were fun hacks to play games differently. Now, a group of students from the University of Washington have put forward a more useful way...

Kinect for Flash, Silverlight and Unity

01/12/2011, The Blitz Agency has demonstrated an software interface that allows non C++ applications to get the skeletal data from Kinect, and therefore makes it accessible to a whole new (application) world. Who knows what’s going to come out of this one,...

Microsoft Avatar Kinect demonstration video released

01/11/2011, A new demo of Microsoft’s upcoming Avatar Kinect service for the Microsoft Kinect has been released, showcasing the latest developments in the facial mapping technology. From the video, we can see that the Kinect’s facial mesh will be able to map the...

CTA Digital bowling ball for Kinect is strange

01/07/2011, [CES 2011] You might have seen the strange inflatable kart gaming accessory from CTA Digital a while back and the company is back again at CES with some weird stuff. The company is showcasing a bowling ball add-on for various motion-controlled games out...