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Tag: Kinect

Microsoft Project Detroit Mustang: If TRON Drove a Pony Car

Microsoft Project Detroit Mustang: If TRON Drove a Pony Car
When Microsoft decides to do a custom car, you can bet it’s going to be packed with all sorts of technology. Microsoft teamed up with custom car modders West Coast Customs on the design and dubbed the car Project Detroit.

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic
What if you could play with your Etch-a-Sketch by simply moving your hands in the air? That would be pretty awesome. What once might have seemed like magic is now a reality. The Kinect-a-Sketch merges Etch-a-Sketch technology with gesture recognition.

Microsoft Kinect Helps You Pick the Right Clothes

Microsoft Kinect Helps You Pick the Right Clothes
Trying on clothes in stores is a pain. For you and the store, since about 40% of clothing purchases are returned because they don’t fit right. Kinect to the rescue. The Kinect now officially does everything.

Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel

Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel
The evidence that Japan is working on making giant robots real continues to pile up. Naoki Maru is known in Japan for his King Kizer series of robots, has developed a motion-controlled version that he calls Real King Kizer.

More Star Wars Kinect Footage Surfaces, Worse Than We Thought

More Star Wars Kinect Footage Surfaces, Worse Than We Thought
Well, now we have some more footage from Star Wars Kinect. When we first took a look at this game I jokingly said that I might have to buy it because it features Slave Leia dancing in Jabba’s palace.

Automated Shopping Cart: Most Awesome Kinect Project Yet?

Automated Shopping Cart: Most Awesome Kinect Project Yet?
Geeks have been doing all sorts of wild things with Microsoft Kinect sensor since Microsoft launched it. The Kinect for Windows sensor hasn’t been around as long as the original gaming sensor, but it already has one of the most awesome uses I’ve ever seen for anything Microsoft manufactured.

Star Wars Kinect Has Pod Racers, Rancor Destruction and Slave Leia Dancing

Star Wars Kinect Has Pod Racers, Rancor Destruction and Slave Leia Dancing
I wasn’t going to buy this game, but now it turns out that there is at least one very good reason why I should. Apparently, the Star Wars Kinect game will feature Slave Leia in some sort of weird dance-off in Jabba’s palace.

Starfield Kinect Swing Probably Would Make You Pretty Dizzy

Starfield Kinect Swing Probably Would Make You Pretty Dizzy
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting interactive experiments and artworks since it first came on the scene. It’s clear that these alternative uses for the motion sensing technology are often more compelling than the games themselves.

Kinect Russian Roulette: Project Fatal

Kinect Russian Roulette: Project Fatal
Most independent projects that use the Kinect are not related to video games, so I was thrilled when I read about Theo Watson, who was able to make a Kinect game in just 3 hours. Unfortunately I’m pretty sure no publisher in his right mind will release it, because Watson’s game is virtual Russian Roulette.

Board of Awesomeness Kinect Longboard Uses Everything but Your Feet to Make It Move

Board of Awesomeness Kinect Longboard Uses Everything but Your Feet to Make It Move
The Kinect was designed to make it easier for us to command software, but the guys at Chaotic Moon Labs knew they could make it move actual objects. The result? The Board of Awesomeness, a motorized longboard that relies on video recognition, speech recognition, gesture recognition, location data, accelerometer data and more to make it move.

Kinect-Controlled Cat Brushing Robot: One Small Step for Robot, One Giant Motion-Controlled Leap for Mankind

Kinect-Controlled Cat Brushing Robot: One Small Step for Robot, One Giant Motion-Controlled Leap for Mankind
The inverse proportion of awesome Kinect hacks to decent Kinect games continues. Software engineer Taylor Veltrop used a combination of store-bought items and his non-store-bought brain to come up with a robot that mimics his movements sends video back to him in real-time.

Skyrim Hacked to Work with Kinect for PC

Skyrim Hacked to Work with Kinect for PC
Everybody is playing Skyrim, but not the way that YouTube user KinectFAAST is playing. He has unveiled a new Skyrim hack that allows players to use Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller with the game. All you have to do is watch the video to see how great this hack is.

Terminator T-800 Virtual Assistant Arrives, Looking for Siri Connor

Terminator T-800 Virtual Assistant Arrives, Looking for Siri Connor
With its Siri personal virtual assistant technology in the iPhone 5, Apple has proven that we’re willing to converse with our technology – assuming it has more of a personality than your average “say one for tech support” voice recognition system.

Apple Has Siri and Microsoft Has…GLaDOS? [Kinect Hack]

Apple Has Siri and Microsoft Has…GLaDOS? [Kinect Hack]
Owners of the iPhone 4S have their own virtual assistant in the form of the helpful and mostly respectful Siri. But if Corey Thomas gets his way, all PC users can have their own voice-activated virtual assistant too.

XCM Kinect X-Light Kit Pimps Out Your Kinect

XCM Kinect X-Light Kit Pimps Out Your Kinect
The guys over at XCM can’t stop modding stuff. They started out offering colorful illuminated casemods for video game consoles, then for their controllers, and now, they’re even offering a light-up mod for the Xbox 360 Kinect.

OmniTouch Kinect-based Wearable Projector: You Are the Touchscreen

OmniTouch Kinect-based Wearable Projector: You Are the Touchscreen
Great minds do think alike. I’m sure some of you still remember the Sixthsense wearable computer by Patti Maes and Pranav Mistry. Here’s an very similar concept device that uses different hardware to arrive at the same functionality.

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