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Kinect Hacks: MIT gets Minority Report UI to work, look at those fingers go!

A full Minority Report interface is one of the endgame dreams of Kinect hackers. We've seen plenty of brilliant Kinect hacks so far, but this latest one by members of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is the closest thing we've seen to the dream. The hack uses...

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Minority Report UI designer John Underkoffler talks about the future of gestures

Unless you're an engineer who designs cutting-edge user interfaces, you've probably never heard the name John Underkoffler before ... but you've definitely seen his work. Remember the computer Tom Cruise uses by waving his hands around in Minority Report? He designed that. And it wasn't just faked...

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Let your fingers do the manipulating

Forget Wii parties: the hot new trend is creating a 3D interface that you can manipulate with your fingers via the Wii. We can only guess that Minority Report, Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age, and other media are heavily influencing people who want their virtual interfaces right now and see the...

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Friday Video: Taking a cue from Johnny Lee

While this may not be quite as exciting as Wii hacking, it's still worth noting. Johnny Lee is not alone in his experimentation with the Wii remote -- in fact, he's influencing others, like this Thai blogger. Take that banner and run with it, DIYers. We can only hope that developers are paying...

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Mod your fingers into sensor bars

Armed with nothing but his hopes and dreams (and a large array of infrared LEDs, and also reflective tape, and let's throw "dreams" in there again), YouTube user Johnny Lee designed a method for using the Wiimote to track his finger movements. Basically, by sticking reflective tape to his...

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Control the Wii with your fingertips

We love nothing more than walking down the street and pointing at random objects, figuring we are nurturing our inherent telekinetic powers and that one day the neighbor's dog will be lifted three meters into the air. In the interim, we need help practicing our finger-pointing accuracy. Using the...

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