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Evoluce Win&I brings Kinect gesture controls to Windows 7

We've been looking at some pretty cool Kinect and Windows interactions for a while now, but we were hoping that the release of an official SDK would lead to even more coolness. Evoluce has stepped up, and is now offering Win&I -- a full-featured gesture control system for Windows 7. The company claims that a range of up to four meters is supported, which should be perfect for just...

Kinect hacked to work with PlayStation 3, plays Killzone 3 badly

Microsoft's Kinect, the fastest-selling gadget ever, has now been hacked to work with the PlayStation 3. The Kinect isn't directly plugged into a PS3, though (that would be too awesome). Instead, it's plugged into a conventional PC laptop, where PrimeSense's first-party drivers are used to interface with Kinect. The data from Kinect is then converted into a format that the PS3 can...

Microsoft Kinect SDK for Windows 7 available Spring 2011

Impressed by the latest and greatest Kinect hack? Wait till you see what they can do with a full SDK. That's right, Microsoft is about to unleash a full blown Kinect SDK for Windows 7. Developers will be able to utilize Microsoft's own drivers and libraries, giving them access to more than the raw camera data. The SDK will allow coders with more interest in what the Kinect can allow them to...

Microsoft shows off Windows Phone 7 Kinect integration at MWC

Windows Phone 7 is set to combine with Kinect for some novel control elements for Xbox gaming. Microsoft has been pushing greater and greater device integration ever since the success of the Xbox platform. Windows Phone 7 has already been bestowed with Xbox Live integration, but now it seems as if Microsoft is trying to leverage its two newest technologies to bring together some intriguing gaming...

Kinect 3D Viewer now available in Mac App Store, but don't get too excited

The first Kinect app has just popped up in the Mac App Store, but unfortunately it does exactly what its name suggests. Kinect 3D Viewer lets you... view the output from the Kinect depth-sensing camera... in 3D! It actually has two output options: you can either see a 3D point cloud, which excellently shows off the resolution of depth detection, or you can "view yourself in 3D", which looks...

Microsoft readying official Kinect SDK for Windows

Microsoft, according to (you guessed it!) sources familiar with its plans, is preparing to release the official Kinect SDK for Windows. This follows the release of the official Windows drivers last month from Microsoft Kinect's manufacturer, PrimeSense. The release of an official SDK doesn't have immediate repercussions, but it does strongly hint at a gesture-controlled future for Windows 8....

Kinect socket server hack brings gesture recognition to Flash, Silverlight, and more

Thanks to the clever work of Blitz, a marketing agency, you will soon be able to easily interface any program to Microsoft Kinect. Rather than having to hack at the low-level C++ OpenKinect driver, Blitz's solution is to create a socket server, which other programs -- including Flash and Silverlight websites -- can then interrogate. The installation process is a bit finickity -- it's a very...

Kinect hack simulates your skeletal X-ray, lets you peer inside...

The odd and interesting Kinect hacks keep rolling in, in part thanks to the official driver release from OpenNI, but also because it seems to have tickled the interests of nerds from all walks of life. Today, some researchers from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, have used Kinect to produce a virtual X-ray that allows users to see the skeleton under their skin. Rather than trying...

KinEmote controls Boxee or XBMC via your Kinect

The Microsoft Kinect hacks just keep on coming, and we'll probably be seeing even more cool apps released now that first-party drivers are available for download. Today, we've got a glimpse at a new open source project called KinEmote in action. It's designed to take advantage of your Kinect in its natural habitat: the living room. KinEmote is a -- you guessed it -- remote control app which...

Official Kinect drivers now available for Windows and Ubuntu

If the recent demonstrations of the Kinect's potential have you all hot and bothered, brace yourself: official drivers are now available for both Windows and Ubuntu. It's all thanks to the OpenNI (Natural Interaction) initiative, where PrimeSense -- the company behind the Kinect -- happens to be one of the founding members. OpenNI aims "to accelerate the introduction of Natural Interaction...

Kinect, with the magicians from MIT, fulfils its Minority Report destiny

If you're getting bored of Kinect videos, this ought to bring you back around! In this video (also after the break), MIT demonstrates just how close we are to Minority Report user interfaces. MIT shows that the Kinect camera, along with the recently-released libfreenect driver, is capable of incredible object resolution. Not only is each of the user's hands recognized, but the fingers and...

DepthJS for Chrome lets you use a Microsoft Kinect to browse the web

A team from the MIT Media Lab has built a Chrome extension that uses Microsoft's Kinect to navigate on Web pages and around Chrome's chrome. The extension is called DepthJS and is available on GitHub, has an AGPL license and therefore is obviously open for outside code contributions. A demo video showcasing DepthJS is after the break, and you truly can't appreciate this without watching the...

Microsoft Kinect controlling Windows 7, exciting proof of concept

While hackers were quickly developing open-source drivers for Microsoft's new, depth-sensing motion capturing Kinect, it seems like Microsoft has an official partner in the shape of Evoluce, the multi-touch gesture experts. In a video (after the break), you can see two people using Kinect and Windows 7 to rotate and zoom 3D models, paint on a canvas, and browse websites. The video, for the...