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Kinect X-Ray hack shows your skeleton

01/03/2011, There seem to be no end to the number of Kinect hacks out there and next up we’ve got the fun of X-Rays coupled with the Kinect sensor. The folks over at the Technical University of Munich came up with the Magic Mirror program, allowing you to stand in...

Kinect hacked to let you play World of Warcraft sans keyboard

12/28/2010, AFK – Away From Keyboard, is an acronym that most computer savvy users are familiar with, but it brings a new meaning this time around with a spanking new Kinect hack that allows one to play World of Warcraft sans a keyboard. This is actually a...

Microsoft Kinect used in Virtual Reality simulation

12/21/2010, The Microsoft Kinect has certainly garnered quite a following in the hacking community, as many people have already come up with a variety of methods to get their kicks. Even better news recently is that the Kinect’s full potential has yet to be...

Kinect-like motion-sensing on the iPad at CES

12/21/2010, By now most of us are familiar with using gestures to perform actions with Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, but what about the iPad? Elliptic Labs has come up with the Touchless Gesture User Interface technology that allows the user to make hand...

Kinect used to teach sign language

12/21/2010, We’ve seen various uses for the Kinect sensor since the unofficial drivers were made available to the public, and some of them have been really fun. Of course, there can be practical uses for the Kinect too, as a team from the Georgia Tech College...

Kinect modified for use in radiologic image browsing

12/20/2010, We were talking about the Microsoft Kinect’s hidden potential that remains limited by its firmware, but even as it is currently, the Kinect is already adept at helping out even medical personnel. For instance, put yourself in the shoes of someone...

Yet another Kinect hack adds air guitar capability

12/12/2010, Do you imagine being a guitar god when you last played Guitar Hero and Rock Band? Well, there latest Microsoft Kinect hack has seen the air guitar concept being proliferated even further, thanks to the design by Chris O’Shea. This Air Guitar...

Kinect Turned Into A Quadrocopter Radar

12/05/2010, The Microsoft Kinect and Quadrocopters are cool devices and when you combine them together, you get a rather cool setup. With everything set up hunky dory, the quadrocopter can use the Kinect as a 3D radar, facilitating the robot’s autonomous...

Camouflage Yourself Like The Predator With The Kinect

12/02/2010, We’ve already seen quite a few Kinect hacks and we’re sure you have too. That being said, have you seen the one that allows you to make yourself invisible like the Predator? A Japanese coder out there has come up with a use for the Kinect...

Kinect Lightsaber Hack Is Quite Cool

11/21/2010, With the open-source Kinect drivers released, it shouldn’t be too surprising to see various non-official uses for the Kinect suface and we’ve already seen the motion-sensing controller being used in a Minority Report-style photo manipulation....

Hacked Kinect Handles Photos, Minority Report Style

11/12/2010, With the open source driver for the Kinect released, it didn’t take long for some Kinect hacks to surface. Now someone out there has used the open source Kinect driver to turn the device into a gesture-based multi-touch control device, allowing it...

Microsoft Kinect now runs on OS X

11/11/2010, We all know that the Kinect’s Windows open source code is already available to the masses, and it didn’t take too long for someone else to hack it so that it can run on the OS X. Hacker Theo Watson is responsible for this OS X port of...

Kinect open source driver for Windows available for download

11/10/2010, Remember the $2,000 bounty for a hacked version of an open source Kinect driver? Well, someone managed to “break” Kinect, so to speak, but did not do it out of the love of money (how noble). Hector Martin (@marcan42) of Marconsoft, on the...