Kinect

How To : Connect your Microsoft Kinect to your XBox 360

The Microsoft Kinect represents its attempt to steal the Wii's thunder, and it work pretty dang well. Watch this video for a guide to plugging the Kinect into your XBox 360 and setting up your gaming area so that you'll be able to play it. Once you're done with all that and t ...more

News : Amazing 3D video capture using Kinect

Screw gaming, let's get to the serious stuff! Here's an amazing video of a Kinect hack that lets one see what its camera sees - in 3D. Instead of 2D images of motion capture, we get the full spatial view. Think of the "bullet time" effect in The Matrix (freeze, rotate, conti ...more

How To : Turn Kinect Snapshots into 3D Statues in MineCraft

Since the release of Microsoft's Kinect, there's been no shortage of useful and fun hacks. In the past, we've seen the Kinect modded for things like x-ray vision, World of WarCraft gameplay, air guitar and 3D video. And now there's even a use for all of you MineCraft gamers! ...more

How To : Hack your Xbox Kinect using Mac OSX and Composer

Quartz Composer is a Mac program that helps you manipulated motion capture video, and you can hack your Xbox Kinect to send motion captured data to your Mac OSX. This tutorial shows you precisely how you can use the Kinect tools to pull this off!

News : Sex and Kinect, aka The Saddest Video Game Ever

Given the Kinect's motion sensor, it was only a matter of time before people got frisky with it. thriXXX, an Austrian video game company, has announced the forthcoming launch of a sex game using the Kinect. However, Microsoft so far has said it won't certify the game for sale ...more

News : The Latest and Greatest Kinect Hacks

Nobody could predict the success of Microsoft's Kinect, not even Microsoft themselves. So, it was quite a surprise when it ended up earning a Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer electronics device, and an even bigger surprise to see people buying one that didn't ...more

News : Kinect Price Revealed; Sony Move Comparison

From Major Nelson, Xbox 360's spokeperson: Kinect Pricing: Existing Xbox 360 owners can purchase Kinect and Kinect Adventures for $149.99 (U.S. ERP). Remember, Kinect will work with every Xbox 360 ever made. Xbox 360 4GB Console: The new Xbox 360 4GB Console includes built i ...more

News : Kinect Hack Reveals 'X-Ray' Vision

ProjectKinectMagicMirror combines augmented reality and CT-scan imagery to create a virtual "X-ray machine." Another amazing Microsoft Kinect hack to add to the vault. The ingenuity is infectious... Get inspired. Make-your-own. Video: . More Kinect Hacks: Hacked Kinect Captur ...more

News : Hacked Kinect Captures 3D Video in Real Time

That Kinect you bought for your Xbox 360? More than just a game controller, it's a bonafide hologram generator! In the clip below, UC Davis researcher Dr. Oliver Kreylos demos the process. The fun stuff begins at the :44 mark. Kreylos explains, "By combining the color and the ...more

News : 5 Month Retrospective of the Hacked Kinect

Nintendo's Wii Remote came close, but never has a video game peripheral garnered such adoration from the hacker community than the Kinect. Since the release of Microsoft's controller-free gaming device last November, there has literally been thousands of fun and useful projec ...more

News : Kinect Hacked To Play Full-Body World of Warcraft

The world has been overflowing with Microsoft Kinect hacks, each more amazing than the last. The latest innovation, created by a group of engineers at USC, promises an exciting future in gaming (and gets gamers off their asses). The program is called FAAST, and allows for full ...more

News : Minority Report, Kinect-style

Here's another cool hack using the Kinect, albeit one beyond the reach of most of us. Some students, staff, and professors at MIT have developed "hand detection" software using the Kinect's motion sensor. Below is a demonstration of this software. It recalls Tom Cruise's icon ...more

News : Your first experience with Kinect

What was your first experience with Kinect? Mine was through my friend Robert. (He's in the blue shirt above.) I was over at his place, and he and his girlfriend had just gotten a Kinect. After much futzing with the Kinect because it kept falling off their flatscreen TV, they ...more

How To : Update your jtag to your Kinect Dashboard

This tutorial is for those who have just gotten the newly released Kinect, and are wondering how you will be able to update your jtag into your Kinect. Make sure you have a USB flash drive before you start updating!

News : Microsoft Kinect Has Never Been So Alluring

Think beautiful bokeh photography + just a hint of TRON sensuality and you have photographer Audrey Penven's lovely series entitled "Dancing with Invisible Light: A series of interactions with Kinect's infrared structured light". Penven's process is quite interesting: "With ...more

News : Kinect as a web browser controller

Here is a more concrete - and amazing - application of the Minority Report fantasy that the Kinect enables. A group at MIT has rigged up the Kinect to act as a controller for a web browser. Sort of like a touch screen, minus the touching. This video had me gasping and utterin ...more

News : Air Guitar + Kinect Hack = Pure Awesomeness

Thanks to Microsoft’s XBOX 360 motion-detecting system, Kinect, the world is becoming a play place for sci-fi style virtual reality. One of the latest hacks demonstrates the next best thing to regular old air guitar... virtual reality air guitar: Artist Chris O'Shea explains h ...more

How To : Win every boxing match in Kinect Sports

Maybe not Muhammad Ali, but you can definitely learn how to dominate the ring when you try boxing with Kinect Sports. This video shows you three moves that you can use to win nearly every boxing match you play using your Kinect.

How To : Use the Kinect to measure objects in 3D

The Kinect is more than just a toy for your Xbox 360. While it's primarily a gaming accessory, it's also a fairly powerful high-tech camera. This tutorial shows you how you can use a Kinect to measure objects in 3D, using the Kinect's own box.

How To : Hack your Xbox Kinect with a USB analyzer

This tutorial shows you how to get started hacking your Xbox Kinect. You will need a high quality USB analyzer between the Kinect and the Xbox for this to work, and then you can start streaming data from your Kinect onto your computer.

News : Fitness and Kinect

Has anyone actually used the Kinect for fitness purposes? If so, which games are the best? There are already a slew of fitness games (and reviews for them) available. But I have better things to do than slog through a ton of maybe-helpful reviews. So I thought I'd see if I c ...more

How To : Set up your new Kinect for Xbox 360

Just got a brand new Kinect for Xbox 360? This tutorial walks you through all the steps of setting up your Kinect, including microphone and speaker calibration and how you can set up your playspace. Now you're ready to play!

E3 2010 : Kinect Workout Game

A demonstration of Ubisoft's Your Shape: Fitness Evolved for the Xbox 360's Kinect. This was probably the best demonstration for Kinect out of the whole conference. The game will come out around the same time of the launch of Kinect in November. Here is a blurb from Everybody ...more

Kinect : Microsoft's answer to the Wii

e3 Premieres the XBOX MotionCapture Add-on via Adam B. Vary at Entertainment Weekly Remember last year, e3's most hyped announcement was the XBOX that turned your whole body into a Wiimote? Is it all we dreamed it would be? Check out the review from EW.com insider. "After a ...more

News : Play Kinect today!

Play Kinect at the four Microsoft stores around the US right now! You can even play Dance Central!From 1up:If you're itching to play Kinect, you don't have to wait until it launches this fall. The official Microsoft Store Twitter account tweeted today: "Can't wait to play #Kin ...more

Minecraft : The Little Things Can Be Amazing, Too

Is that House? Built in Minecraft? Well, time to cross out one more item off my bucket list! As inspiration for this week's Minecraft-themed Tuesday Giveaway (enter here to win an awesome Minecraft Pickaxe!), I present a roundup of amazing things found in Minecraft. The great ...more

News : Become Your Own Souvenir

As a kid, my favorite thing to do at the Natural History museum was a midday stop, when my family strolled past an antiquated looking vending machine in the museum's musty basement. The Mold-A-Rama machine was oddly shaped, George Jetson-esque, and spewed out made-to-order, br ...more

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