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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...

Microsoft Kinect teardown

11/04/2010, Microsoft has some pretty lofty sales targets for its Kinect system, where it is tipped to sell at least 5 million units this fall. The good people over at iFixit has already taken their Kinect apart, and here’s the “post-mortem” of the...

Microsoft Expected To Sell 5 Million Kinect Units This Fall

11/04/2010, The folks over at Microsoft must be smiling from ear to ear as the software giant is now expecting to sell five million Kinect motion sensors through the holiday shopping season. The new figure offers a significant jump from the company’s original...

Xbox Live Dashboard Update To Arrive On Nov 1st

10/31/2010, Xbox 360 users might be a little wary of updating the firmware on their console after there was a little problem last week with the Kinect firmware, but now Microsoft has sent notices to Xbox 360 owners that it will be pushing a required Dashboard update...

Strange Game Boat Accessory For Kinect Adventures

10/08/2010, With the Microsoft Kinect motion-sensing controller not needing any other controllers, what do accessory makers do? Why, they make accessories for the Kinect then. The Game Boat is one such accessory that has us scratching our heads. It’s described:...

Panasonic has Kinect-like system for digital signage

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In a discrete part of the CEATEC show, Panasonic was showing its D-Imager (D for “depth”, we guess), a system that can detect and react to the presence of people. Thanks to its depth and color cameras, it can see that someone is...

Microsoft: Next Console Still Years Away

09/23/2010, With the Xbox 360 fast approaching its 5th birthday, some folks have begun to wonder when Microsoft will be releasing a successor for its popular console. Now Xbox UK director Stephen McGill has poured some cold water on a successor to the console...

Microsoft Xbox 360 bundle comes with Kinect and 250GB hard drive

09/08/2010, Microsoft’s latest Xbox 360 bundle will include the Kinect hardware and a 250GB hard drive (not depicted above – what you see is the 4GB model), whereby you will be able to enjoy a 250GB Xbox 360 S console, the vaunted Kinect motion-control...