Kinect

Freie Universtat Berlin shows off autonomous electric wheelchair at IFA that uses Kinect

Freie Universtat Berlin shows off autonomous electric wheelchair at IFA that uses Kinect

One of the things that can be difficult for people that are wheelchair bound is getting around in their own home. Depending on the type of injury that has left a person dependent on a wheelchair the simple operation of controls like a joystick can be difficult or impossible. At IFA, a university from Berlin was on hand showing off a very cool automated wheelchair that uses the Microsoft Kinect sensor and a netbook to navigate around the home.

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Kinect hack makes monkey toy dance into your nightmares

Kinect hack makes monkey toy dance into your nightmares

I'm not a big fan of monkey toys; it all goes back to my youth and Monkey Shines with that creepy monkey beating the cymbals. This hack for the Kinect doesn't have a monkey with cymbals, but the monkey toy moves by itself and that is enough to guarantee I won't have this thing in my house. Creepy or not, this is an interesting hack.

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Nyko Zoom for Kinect up for pre-order at Amazon and more

Nyko Zoom for Kinect up for pre-order at Amazon and more

If you are a big fan of the Xbox 360 and you have a Kinect sensor you want to use but don’t have the space to play with it the Zoom for Kinect made by Nyko may be the answer you need. I have talked about this lens accessory a few times now and it is a very simple and cool way to reduce the room you need to use the Kinect with accuracy. I know I need one of these for my house because the Kinect never works in the room we play it in because of the small space available.

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Should Kinect Play A Role In the Xbox 720?

Should Kinect Play A Role In the Xbox 720?

When the Nintendo Wii launched, the future of motion gaming was in doubt. Some speculated that the console would die as soon as it launched, since they suspected gamers wouldn’t want to jump around to play titles. Others said that motion gaming was the future.

Now, several years later, it’s clear motion gaming did work, and looking ahead, it will seemingly play a key role in all Nintendo products.

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Microsoft confirms Kinect is more accurate today than when it launched

Microsoft confirms Kinect is more accurate today than when it launched

I have a Kinect for my Xbox 360 that we have had for a while when the thing first landed at my house it didn't work well because the room we had the system in was too small to get decent accuracy with the Kinect. I guess I need to dig the thing out of the cabinet and plug it back in and give it another go in a larger room. Microsoft has now confirmed that the Kinect is more accurate today than it was when the accessory launched.

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Microsoft Demos Tighter Xbox Kinect And Windows Phone Integration

Microsoft Demos Tighter Xbox Kinect And Windows Phone Integration

These days it's apparent that offering a complete ecosystem of services with strong developer support that connects users and all of their devices is the key to platform success. Although lagging behind, Microsoft has been busy building up their own ecosystem of services centered around Xbox LIVE, which will be the link between Windows 8, Windows Phone Mango, and Xbox 360. Recently, the company released a demo video that shows a tighter integration between Windows Phone and Xbox Kinect---video after the cut.

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