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German software devs planning Kinect SDK release for PC

We've highlighted German developer Evoluce before for its impressive Kinect hacks, both to control Windows 7 applications and command soldiers in Ubisoft's RUSE. This time, Evoluce has announced plans to empower more hacks through the release of its software development kit for PC. The "3D-Sensing...

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Kinect hack: 'FPS' is for 'First-Person Superman'

Utilizing a Vuzix video headset and the Kinect, this project from the University of Amsterdam lets you pretend to be Superman. The experience offers many of Supe's abilities, including ice breath, super strength, heat vision and, best of all, first-person flying. Bonus, you can also zap Darth...

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Kinect Hacks: Stomp through the Sprawl in Dead Space 2

This latest Kinect hack demo is something of a mixed bag: Some aspects of playing Dead Space 2 using Kinect and a Wiimote don't work so well. Others work really, really well -- like stomping. If there's a more satisfying-looking gesture in gaming for the rest of the year, we'll eat our hats....

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Kinect Hack: Gestural laser light show

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....

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Kinect Hacks: Take to the skies with Avaglide

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.)...

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Kinect Hacks: Monkeying around with 1:1 movement

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....

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Kinect Hacks: Doodle Synthesizer

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...

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Kinect + Wii Remote + Vuzix Hack: a 'VR' first person shooter

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....

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Kinect hacks: Playing Angry Birds

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...

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Kinect Hacks: Mapping the world

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...

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