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Kinect Hack Makes Massive Minecraft Monuments

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One could probably maintain an entire blog full of impressive Minecraft feats, but Nathan Viniconis has just done something extra special: Using depth and color information from Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensing camera, he's generated gigantic statues of himself within the world of Minecraft.

How to Mess with Your Brother While He's Playing Kinect

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I've never played Kinect. There were times the opportunity presented itself (press events, visits to a friend's home), but for myriad reasons (read: self-consciousness) I always declined. Even after I watched "i do internet"'s amusing video starring a young boy trying - and failing - to play a Kinect game, I still don't have much interest in giving it a shot. However, a strong desire to check...

Sweet Kinect Hack Shows 3D Drawing

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One of Kinect's most unique features is the ability to track motion in three dimensions, and yet you don't see a lot of games playing up this angle. So leave it to a clever artist and engineer, Memo Akten, to do the job with the now open-source Kinect drivers. This video shows Akten drawing all around himself with a single hand, then using two hands to rotate the image freely. Though Akten...

Kinect for Xbox 360 Might Come to Your Town This Weekend

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Well don't I feel silly waiting for an hour to try Kinect for Xbox 360 during E3. Microsoft is taking its motion-sensing camera on the road, touring Kinect around 32 U.S. cities, starting this weekend. Many of the games that were playable at E3 -- Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Joy Ride, Kinectimals and Dance Central -- will be there. First up is Macy's in Manhattan, on Saturday and...