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Kinect hacked for home automation light controller

Kinect hacked for home automation light controller

Geeks are hacking the Kinect for all sorts of things all around the world. I like the Kinect most when it's used to control a robot, but there are all sorts of other cool things that the Kinect can do. One of the latest hacks comes from a geek known as Nitrogen.

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Microsoft Touts Over 10 Million Kinect Sensors and Games Sold To Date

Microsoft Touts Over 10 Million Kinect Sensors and Games Sold To Date

The Guinness World Records seems to be quite active lately bestowing titles for the largest Lady Gaga gatherings to the fastest 1 million Twitter followers reached by Charlie Sheen. Today, a new record has been set for the fastest selling consumer electronics device that's surprisingly not an Apple device but rather the Microsoft Kinect.

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Robot claw delta-robot controlled by Kinect and Arduino

Robot claw delta-robot controlled by Kinect and Arduino

One time my daughter and I were in the local grocery store and she wanted to play that game where you use the claw to pick up stuffed animals. Somehow, the stars aligned and I ended up winning two stuffed animals for her and now she thinks I can win at will, which isn't accurate at all. Some geeks have developed an interesting new robot for a project in college that reminds me of that game machine at the store.

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Kinect hacked into 3D scanner for making foam busts of users

Kinect hacked into 3D scanner for making foam busts of users

The Kinect has turned out to be something that in my house at least rarely gets used. It is a very cool device though and I continue to be amazed at some of the things that geeks are able to hack the Kinect to do. One of the latest hacks turns the Kinect into a crude 3D scanner that can turn the pose the person stands with in front of the camera into a foam bust.

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Next-Gen Windows UI previewed: Kinect, Windows Phone & bubbly tablets [Video]

Next-Gen Windows UI previewed: Kinect, Windows Phone & bubbly tablets [Video]

Microsoft has previewed a next-gen UI for smartphones, tablets and PCs, which evolves the traditional windows and icons into bubbles of information which can be manipulated with motion-tracking hardware. The video, presented by Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie, shows how gadgets like Kinect and multitouch displays like Surface can be used for more naturalistic interaction with data.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Announcements Coming This Week

Microsoft Xbox 360 Announcements Coming This Week

Microsoft is planning a conference at the upcoming Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week in San Francisco. Not many details on what the conference will be about specifically, but it is rumored to be Kinect focused.

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Make Vacuuming More Fun With Kinect And Roomba Hack

Make Vacuuming More Fun With Kinect And Roomba Hack

Microsoft’s Kinect has been the target of hackers since the day it launched. Since the Kinect recognizes gestures and movements the number of hacks seems limitless. Another one has popped up on YouTube today and demonstrates a more entertaining and interactive way to vacuum with a roomba.

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MIT Lab Creates Recompose, A Gesture Controlled Surface

MIT Lab Creates Recompose, A Gesture Controlled Surface

There are more ways for using your Kinect than just playing games. Some folks over at MIT managed to create an actuated surface that can be gesture controlled--a system made possible by employing openCV, Kinect, and probably lots of brain power.

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Kinect connects to Android for reading depth info

Kinect connects to Android for reading depth info

Kinect hacks are coming with geeks taking the device that Microsoft intended for the Xbox 360 console and hacking it to do things Microsoft never envisioned. As it, turns out the hacking community for the Kinect grew quickly and today the Kinect will do things like allowing doctors to perform surgery, control robots, and lots more.

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Nintendo Must Release the Wii 2 This Year

Nintendo Must Release the Wii 2 This Year

The video game market finds itself in a rather interesting place. Its consoles are still selling exceptionally well, some of the best games released in a long time hit store shelves in 2010, and yet, consumers, pundits, and analysts are wondering when Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will be announcing new consoles.

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Get a Kinect clone for £50

Get a Kinect clone for £50

So you've been eyeing the Microsoft Kinect for some time but haven't been able to cough up the $150? There are much cheaper alternatives out there, and one of them is the MotionZone coming out later this year.

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The Daily Slash: January 20 2011

The Daily Slash: January 20 2011

Take a big serious look at this fabulous Jawbone ERA in a high-res review - it rocks really hard. Next, let me show you the spread of different kinds of content we've got here on SlashGear today - an X-Wing flies through a snow trench, Apple mice with multitouch displays, and an Electronic Eco-Friendly Rickshaw. Wild enough for you? The biggest news today, in my (and I'm sure many more people's) opinion? Google's current CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down from his post as boss. Take an odd ride with Don Reisinger down violence lane in a column asking the following: Is 17 the Right Cut-Off Age for Mature-Rated Games? Over on Android Community we've got a tip on some new robots: Droid X 2, Droid 3, and Droid Incredible 2, a rather controversial tip on Google holding Gingerbread, and a really scary tip about the Android app by the name of Trapster. Behold a whole new world via an extrapolation of the ideas of soon to be former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt by yours truly in a featured post called The Mobile Revolution is Upon Us. Finally discover the kind side of PR as Motorola issues an apology for one of their own speaking rudely to a developer.

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