The guys over at geeksugar recently did a feature on the most awesome geeky cookies they could find. My personal favorite of the bunch – these video game controller cookies from Ms. Humble of Not So Humble Pie.
While I do see the photographic beauty in these exploding Xbox 360 consoles, just like the Apple products that were shot, I wonder if his is just a colossal waste. Admittedly, it makes a bold statement.
I can’t figure out what the obsession is with companies dipping gadgets in tacky crystals. Maybe it’s so bloggers like me will write about them. Damn. I’m just perpetuating the madness. I’m part of the problem, not the solution.
Thanks to a little clever Kinect hacking, you can now be rendered invisible.
Coder Takayuki Fukatsu figured out a way to replace his image with an invisibility cloak when viewed through the Kinect’s eyes. The way it works is by using a software hack (built with Openframeworks) to apply a copy of the background image onto the shape of his body as he moves around the room.
Kinect hacker Yankeyan is at it again. Last time, he made a lightsaber with his Kinect. This time, he’s playing Super Mario Bros. – as Mario.
By taking his physical movements and converting them into running and jumping movements for Mario, he’s managed to create the first controller-free version of the game that I’ve seen.
You’ve probably seen a handful of console cakes by now, even Xbox 360 cakes. But what about a specific type of Xbox 360 cake? One lucky husband got this extra special cake for his birthday a couple of months ago:
The perfect combo to the Halo: Reach box cake.
Hacks of the Microsoft Kinect are just flooding in now that the device is in the hands of geeks everywhere. I bet Microsoft never thought people would be using the Kinect for anything other than gaming as it was intended.
Let the Kinect hacking begin! Less than a month after the motion-detection camera hit shelves, hackers are starting to figure out all sorts of cool stuff you can do with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wonder-gadget.
Never underestimate the desire of a geek to do something geeky and brag about it even if there is no real point to what they are doing. There were reports flowing all over recently that the new Xbox 360 Kinect device was hacked to work on Windows 7 computers.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere, you must be aware that Microsoft has just released their Wii-competitor. It’s an accessory that works with your Xbox 360 and it’s called Kinect. What’s really interesting is how the Kinect works when looked at with an infrared camera.
The video that you can see here shows that the Kinect fires out a series of IR dots into your room, so that it can determine and predict a pattern that it can recognize.
The dudes over at iFixit just love to rip stuff apart. Now, on the launch day of Microsoft’s much anticipated Xbox 360 Kinect peripheral, they stripped one of these set-top gadgets down to its bare essence.
With the Kinect priced at $149 (USD), I figured there’d be a significant amount of complexity inside the device, and that’s exactly what the iFixit guys found.
It’s not the only controller with problems, but it’s no secret that the d-pad on the vanilla Xbox 360 controller has its flaws. It’s basically one big button that serves four functions or directions, and sometimes this hampers accuracy when playing the game.
This is far from the first time that Ben Heck has put together an Xbox 360 portable, but it is the first Xbox 360 Slim portable he’s done – or that anyone has completed, for that matter.
The new Xbox 360 Slim portable really is slimmer than his earlier attempts, measuring 1.5″
While it certainly wouldn’t be the first game I’ve heard of where pooping is a central element (yeah, I can’t believe it either), but Poopocalypse definitely has the best name of the genre.
From what I can tell, Wolpertinger Games‘ Xbox Live Indie game is all about pooping pidgeons.