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Tag: Kinect

Kinect Banking: Pay Your Bills Using Xbox Kinect

Kinect Banking: Pay Your Bills Using Xbox Kinect
Are you worried about the fact that your bank doesn’t allow you to handle your transactions by using gestures? (Well, there’s the one fingered gesture that we would all sometimes like to flip all of our banks.)

Kinect Game Teaches You Self-Defense

Kinect Game Teaches You Self-Defense
Self-defense is a good thing to know. It’s not just about safety either. It’s a good way to get some exercise too. Forget personal trainers that cost a fortune. The Microsoft Kinect seems like the perfect way to learn how to take on foes while in the comfort of your own home.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Offers Kinectimals Enabled Bears

Build-A-Bear Workshop Offers Kinectimals Enabled Bears
Last Christmas my daughter wanted the Kinect along with the Kinectimals game that has the tiger stuffed toy inside. Naturally, Santa bought the Kinect and the game to her and it turned out she didn’t want the game, just the tiger inside the box.

Star Wars Xbox Bundle Delayed Until 2012, George Wants to Add Some More CGI Beasts

Star Wars Xbox Bundle Delayed Until 2012, George Wants to Add Some More CGI Beasts
Just kidding about Lucas wanting to make some changes as he does with every release of these movies. However the R2-D2 Xbox bundle has been delayed until 2012 because they want to make sure that the Star Wars Kinect game is as good as it can be when it ships.

Kinect Turntable 3D Scanner: If It’s in the World, It’s in the Game

Kinect Turntable 3D Scanner: If It’s in the World, It’s in the Game
Yet another post brought to you by the magic powers of Kinect. Using Microsoft’s wonder device along with other cheap materials, A.J. Jeromin built a set up that can easily and quickly scan and render any object in 3D.

KinectFusion: Microsoft Makes 3D Models with Kinect

KinectFusion: Microsoft Makes 3D Models with Kinect
There have been tons of attempts to use the Kinect to create 3D images, but leave it to Microsoft themselves to come up with the most impressive 3D modeling system I’ve seen to date.

Hacked Kinect Controls Stuffed Monkey

Hacked Kinect Controls Stuffed Monkey
This Kinect hack is one of the stranger ones I have seen, and more than a little creepy. The monkey you see hanging from the bottom of the Kinect receiver is able to mimic the movements of the user in front of the Kinect.

Nyko Zoom May Be Delayed By a Month

Nyko Zoom May Be Delayed By a Month
In the old days we were content to play video games sitting on our rumps and we liked it. The only problem is that many gamers started outgrowing their gaming chairs, some of them spilling their flab over the sides of their armrests, which made it impossible to reach for their Cheetos and Mountain Dew.

Nyko Zoom for Xbox 360 Pre-Order Available

Nyko Zoom for Xbox 360 Pre-Order Available
It has been a while since I mentioned the Nyko Zoom for Kinect. This is the little clip on lens system that reduces the range you need to be back when playing the Kinect with your Xbox 360.

Microsoft Kinect to Create 3D Scans of Archaeological Dig

Microsoft Kinect to Create 3D Scans of Archaeological Dig
I have always been a big fan of Archaeology; I blame Indiana Jones more than anything else. Plus, I am always intrigued by the things that people use the Microsoft Kinect sensor for that have nothing to do with gaming.

Star Wars Xbox 360 Slim: These Aren’t the Consoles You’re Looking For (Actually, They Are)

Star Wars Xbox 360 Slim: These Aren’t the Consoles You’re Looking For (Actually, They Are)
There’s a limited edition Star Wars-themed Xbox 360 coming up, that features some cool droid-inspired designs. Both Microsoft and LucasArts unveiled this console bundle for the upcoming Kinect Star Wars game yesterday at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Kinect + Quadrotor = Awesome

Kinect + Quadrotor = Awesome
The guys at the ETH – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have the best jobs on the planet. Not only do they get to play with flying quadrocopters all the time, and have built a special arena just for doing so, they’ve now got them flying using gesture control.

Kinect Graffiti Won’t Get You Arrested (Unless You Start Spray-Painting Flat Screens at the Best Buy)

Kinect Graffiti Won’t Get You Arrested (Unless You Start Spray-Painting Flat Screens at the Best Buy)
The Xbox 360 Kinect has proven to be an interactive hacker’s dream device, offering plentiful opportunities to track objects, recognize forms, and capture sounds. In one of the latest Kinect hacks to hit, an artist created a system which turns the Kinect into a virtual graffiti machine.

Dreamgear Trimount Holds All the Console Crap That Sits on Top of Your TV

Dreamgear Trimount Holds All the Console Crap That Sits on Top of Your TV
I have an Xbox 360 with Kinect, a PS3, and a Wii in my house all on the same TV. I have the Wii sensor on top of the TV and the Kinect under the TV.

Nyko Zoom Play Kinect Range Reduction Lens is Great for Small Rooms

Nyko Zoom Play Kinect Range Reduction Lens is Great for Small Rooms
I have a Kinect for my Xbox 360 that we bought at Christmas for the kids to play. The problem was apparent right away. To get back far enough for the Kinect to read your motions, we were right on top of the couch.

Wi-GO Kinect-Powered Shopping Cart for Disabled Follows Your Every Move

Wi-GO Kinect-Powered Shopping Cart for Disabled Follows Your Every Move
Luis de Matos of the Department of Informatics at the University of Beira Interior is working on a Kinect hack that could be commonplace within the next few years, whether the resulting product actually uses Kinect-like technology or not.

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