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Kinect Sign-Language hack is work-in-progress [Video]

Kinect Sign-Language hack is work-in-progress [Video]

Sign language recognition support was one of the surprising potential use-cases for the Kinect beyond simple motion gaming in the run up to the peripheral's release, and a team of researchers at Georgia Tech College of Computing are hard at work making it a reality. They're looking to use Kinect in their ongoing CopyCat project, a video game intended to teach young people American Sign Language (ASL).

Video demo after the cut

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Airpiano: No Longer Just A Cool Concept, Available For Order Now

Airpiano: No Longer Just A Cool Concept, Available For Order Now

Over two years ago, an interesting instrument of sorts jumped on our radar called the Airpiano. At the time it was an interesting concept by Omer Yosher presented at the Berlin Design Festival that allowed you to play music just by moving your hands around in the air over a motion-sensing board. Now, the concept has finally become a commercial reality, with the first limited trial batch ready for order and newer video demos after the cut.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 9, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 9, 2012

Now that nearly 48 hours have passed since the dawning of the new iPad, we can finally ease back into non-iPad news in a solid way. Not that we don't love the iPad, because we certainly do, but we're glad to see the tech world begin to release news outside that realm for the bulk of the earth. Now let's begin with some awesome news from Samsung: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades for Galaxy S II on the 10th of May!

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Microsoft researchers show off system to turn your home into a controller for games and more

Microsoft researchers show off system to turn your home into a controller for games and more

I am with Don on the fate of the Kinect in my home. I haven't used the Kinect since the day it came into the house. The controller was just not that great for my kids and in my home and we quickly lost interest in the device. The coolest thing about Kinect to me is all the hacks that geeks have made using the motion controller. Microsoft Research is showing off a new concept that goes well beyond using your body as the controller for games.

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Wii 2: What’ll it be? Roundup time!

Wii 2: What’ll it be? Roundup time!

It's been nearly five full years since Nintendo released the gaming system that busted a thousand television sets and set millions of hearts on fire with the desire to play video games with their arms instead of their thumbs. Now we're well on our way to a second iteration of this massively successful gaming system, and it's looking like it's going to be landing by June! And what'll it be? Certainly not glasses-free 3D, that's for sure.

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PS Move motion control tech to be offered to research and academia via Move.Me

PS Move motion control tech to be offered to research and academia via Move.Me

Geeks are hacking the Microsoft Kinect motion controller all over the place to do all sorts of stuff that it was never meant to do. Several of the hacks have had to do with using the Kinect to control robots. The last time I mentioned a hack it was to control a Roomba vacuum cleaner. Sony wants people in the research and academic communities to hack its Move motion controller too.

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The Daily Slash: January 13, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 13, 2011

It's a wild day for Android. Watch out! Two things! Get your wacky conspiracy theory on in the German Android 2.4 Nexus S Phone [Developments Thread], then check out the horrible doings of DavinciDevelopers the app theif! Then if you're thinking about playing some games at home and NOT everywhere else in the world you can dream of, you could take a peek at a column by Don Reisinger, My Kinect Is Already Collecting Dust. Discover as you become able to watch official music videos on YouTube on your Android machine. See as T-Mobile slaps Verizon and ATT in the face with their awesome HWPA+ 4G service with a giggly advertisement. It's a rather punchy, wacky, spittin, and kickin day. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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