Though it's not the most useful superpower in terms of fightin' crime, the ability to shoot beams of light out of your hand would still be a pretty radical ability to possess. That's a dream made real by Phil Reyneri's recent Kinect hack, which has nearly limitless potential for DJs worldwide.
February 2nd 2011 at 6:15am
We've seen YouTube user Demize2010 come up with some clever applications for the Kinect, but his latest might just be his most ambitious project to date: Using the peripheral and the indie game Avaglide, he's managed to grant ordinary humans with the gift of flight. (Kind of.)
January 30th 2011 at 5:30pm
Activate 3D's latest Kinect hack doesn't sound all that special on paper -- it lets you interact with a virtual world using 1:1 motion detection -- but the video demonstration of the software is quite special, indeed. Check out Activate 3D's virtual playground shenanigans below.
January 29th 2011 at 8:30pm
Clearly tired of waiting for Lionhead to put its Milo wizardry to good use, Kinect hacker "roboczar" created an application that turns a plain ol' piece of printer paper into a synthesizer by recognizing shapes drawn on the page as sound buttons. The Kinect sensor scans the object (paper, in this c...
January 28th 2011 at 9:00pm
You've seen a number of Kinect hacks. But have you seen one that integrates a Wii Remote Plus and Vuzix headset? And has you shooting weird floating anime heads with paintballs? Probably not. Developer Nao_u certainly deserves props for this ingenious, but impractical, use of motion gaming.
January 26th 2011 at 9:30pm
You might have heard of KinEmote, software that allows users to control their PCs using Kinect. Previously, we've seen it used to control Boxee and XMBC, but now the folks at KinEmote.net have found a much better use for it: Angry Birds. The setup uses a wireless controller for button inputs and tr...
January 25th 2011 at 7:00pm
Homebrew Kinect software just passed the "cool" threshold into "a little scary," making Microsoft's camera device do things we shouldn't reasonably expect out of controllers. We couldn't use our Turbo Touch 360s to generate a 3D model of a stretch of road, complete with buildings and scenery, after...
January 23rd 2011 at 1:30pm
Building upon the previous Kinect hack that allows you to scanify yourself into MineCraft, this latest update allows you to scale said model and, even better, now supports animations for up to three seconds. Imagine it: your faithful recreation of BioShock can now have an actual moving, talking hea...
January 21st 2011 at 6:00pm
Previously, Elliott Woods used Kinect to (sort of) bring the hadouken into the real world. Now, modder "demize2010" has gone the other way, bringing gesture controls into Street Fighter IV. Using Kinect and the FAAST software, he's mapped Ryu and Ken's moves to specific gestures, so that the game ch...
January 20th 2011 at 12:30am
We've seen Wii remote-assisted Kinect FPS controls before, but how about completely controller-free? Now, thanks to one Bill Maxwell, the Kinect-powered, controller-less FPS is a reality -- and with one hand, no less! The claim that it's "better than a mouse" seems debatable, and we didn't notice a...
January 18th 2011 at 12:30pm
Another day, another Kinect hack from Jack Schofield -- however, this one might be his very best idea yet. He's found a way to tap into the Kinect's natural proclivity for hand navigation using a game which prides itself on exclusively using hand navigation: Black and White. Check it out below!
January 18th 2011 at 2:00am
In layman's terms, this Kinect hack lets you throw a Hadouken with the assistance of a projector. Do you really need to know any more than that?
January 18th 2011 at 12:00am