Kinect

  • Audi just made the world’s best Kinect hack, a dynamic VR sandbox experience

    Audi have put together a Virtual Reality experience that’s designed to return the fun to the world of driving. The Oculus Rift setup puts you behind the wheel of the Audi Q5, but the environment you drive in is pretty special. Sandpits were not only fun when we were kids,...
  • Kinect used to control Hue lights

    Kinect has been used for many hacks, but the latest is to operate the colour and brightness or Phillips Hue multicolour LED lights. Mike Bourgeous connected a Microsoft Kinect, a number of Phillips Hue bulbs and Nitrogen Logic’s Depth Camera Controller. First I demonstrate how different zones can trigger...
  • Microsoft gives us a sneak peek at IllumiRoom…

    Although Microsoft haven’t ‘officially’ jumped on the bandwagon for CES 2013, that hasn’t stopped it from teasing us with what its been working on recently. IllumiRoom is a project from the team at Redmond which, using a projector and a camera housed within any Kinect unit, maps (i.e. projects) additional...
  • Kinect PlayFit available today, compare calories with friends

    Kinect PlayFit is a new fitness app on the Xbox 360 that tracks and aggregates the calories you burn while playing active games. Kinect PlayFit obviously requires a Kinect to track how vigorously your body is moving and is free to download. The dashboard aggregates the calories you burn...
  • Microsoft to deploy IE9 on the Xbox 360 Dashboard..?

    As much as Microsoft have transformed the Xbox 360 from a dedicated gaming console to a living-room-bound, all-round entertainment hub, a standout feature that has been missing from one of the tech giant’s prized possessions is the implementation of a web browser– taken from the PC, and adapted for...
  • New Kinect hardware confirmed for Kinect for Windows

    Microsoft announced today that new “fully supported” Kinect hardware will be released for the Kinect for Windows commercial program – announced earlier this month – that will roll out early in the new year. The new hardware is based on the current Xbox 360 model and features a number...
  • Kinect learns a new trick, voice-control in Australia

    Microsoft has today unveiled a new voice-recognition update to Xbox using it’s popular Kinect product as well as a new Zune streaming music service. The voice command implementation Microsoft is releasing in mid-December is no doubt bound to draw much comparison to Apple’s recent introduction of ‘Siri’ a voice...
  • Commercial Kinect SDK may come with Marketplace

    On June 16th this year, Microsoft made the Kinect for Windows SDK available for enthusiasts. This was an official release providing access to all the Kinect hardware, unlike the hacks that came before it. Since then, Kinect is being used in new and exciting ways, yep, your a creative...
  • Forza 4 and Star Wars Kinect playable at Tech.Ed

    During last night’s closing party at Tech.Ed Australia, attendees were treated to something pretty special. Two hotly anticipated upcoming games, Forza 4 and Star Wars Kinect were actually playable at the event. Forza 4 is due for release on the 11th of October and Star Wars Kinect was recently...
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