Professor X's chair is real — almost. At Microsoft's recent MIX11 event, the Redmond-based giant took the wraps off its official Kinect PC SDK. With the tools, developers can program Kinect to do awesome things like this custom-built armchair that moves and reacts to your hand gestures.
Remember those photo booths where you would go to take goofy pictures of you and your friends on vacation? Well, it's just received a 21st century makeover, and now makes little 3D figurines of yourself so you can capture that special moment.
The unthinkable has happened — a hacker has successfully hacked a Kinect camera sensor to work with a PlayStation 3 to play Sony's exclusive shooter, Killzone 3 — with motion gesture consoles.
By hooking a Kinect sensor up to one of those funky spherical Pufferfish displays, the Technology Studio in the UK has built itself a desktop version of the unblinking Eye of Sauron, which follows you around with its gaze. It's almost creepy enough to make you want to turn invisible.
Boy, hacking Kinect never gets old does it? The "evil geniuses" at Brightarcs hacked a Kinect with two Tesla coils to create a machine that zaps electricity at the raise of an arm. The results are oodles of fun that'd make any dull Sunday entertaining.
Was there ever any doubt that Kinect would be a runaway success? Fears of its $150 price? Hogwash. The people of Earth love Kinect so much, we've collectively purchased 10 million of the glossy motion sensors.
I guess someone is already bored with Kinect Joy Ride, because a hacker called Nitrogen has taken his Kinect, and turned it into something to control the lighting in his living room....
It was bound to happen. The hottest gadget, Kinect has officially mated with a heap of Swarovski crystals to become the most expensive and luxurious Dance Central sensor ever.
Is there anything the Kinect can't do? Tinkerer, David Stolarsky's SwimBrowser is a different breed of web browsing — you swim with your hands to navigate the Internet.
What happens when Microsoft marries its Xbox 360 Kinect with its Windows Phone 7 smartphones? As this demo video shows, a whole new take on motion/touch-based multiplayer gaming that looks incredibly fun!