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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...

Microsoft Kinect update could see jump in performance

12/20/2010, The Microsoft Kinect has already been hacked to a degree, where some of them are certainly pretty enticing. Well, what if we told you that a future update to the Kinect might see it being much more accurate than ever, capable of tracking even individual...

Kinect hack allows you to chat with holographic avatars

12/17/2010, Don’t you think that there are more than enough Kinect hacks around already after it was opened up to the masses? Well, just before you get turned off by Kinect hacks for good, why not check this one out. UC-Davis researchers managed to take a...

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...

Microsoft: Kinect Shortages Aren’t Intentional

12/07/2010, You might have not been reading the news for the past few months, but one thing you should know is that Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has been seeing some good sales figures with the company selling over 2.5 million units in less than a month. Sales...

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...

Microsoft: More Than 2.5M Kinect Sensors Sold To Date

11/29/2010, With the Black Friday shopping spree behind us, the folks over at Microsoft seem quite happy to announce that the company has sold over 2.5 million Kinect sensors in less than a month of it being available. It’s worth noting that the company managed...

Control Super Mario Bros With A Kinect

11/28/2010, Sure, we know you can do lots of fancy stuff with your Kinect, thanks to the open-source Kinect drivers that are available out there, but are you able to play Super Mario Bros with it – as Mario? With the help of the Kinect, this Kinect hacker was...

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....

Microsoft sold 1 million Xbox Kinects already

11/16/2010, In just 10 days, Microsoft is proud to announce that they have sold a million Xbox Kinects – which is a pretty impressive sales run, placing them on track to achieve the 5 million sales target before 2010 bids adieu. Imagine extrapolating that...

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...