Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Hacked

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect Hacked

Happy Friday everyone!! The end of the week is FINALLY here!

I found an interesting article on BBC News about the Microsoft Xbox Kinect being hacked hours after going on sale in Europe. So naturally I had to check it out and what I found was not the work of a “hacker” as Microsoft put it, but the work of a good programmer.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect

Microsoft Kinect 360

Like the Wii, the Kinect can be used to do some really cool motion sensor stuff which, if you liked the film Minority Report, will make life pretty interesting (come on, how isn’t controlling your computer via hand motions not cool?).

The programmer responded to the $3K bounty issued by Adafruit Industries to the first person to produce drivers for the device and have them available to download and improve. Click the link to visit BBC News which has a link to Adafruit Industries website where you’ll find a demonstration video of the Kinect being used on a Linux laptop.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend filled with excitement and joy!
Andy Singh

4 Comments

  1. Wan Pflugradt

    @admin: I must say your blog is the first I’ve come across this morning that doesn’t have spelling errors every other line. Thanks for taking the time to construct something that doesn’t look like a 6th grader put together. Sorry, just had to vent.

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    • andysingh

      @Wan: No need to apologise, I’m thankful that you took the time to visit my site and read my article.
      p.s. I’ll be sure to pass on your website to my handbag mad sister!

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  2. Rudolf Russek

    When i was a youngster in the 1980s I imagined that computer games could eventually be like this… I believe it’s on the list of best innovations of all time. I will be ordering my little brother one for Christmas for sure.

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    • andysingh

      Hi Rudolf, I totally agree that the Kinect is one of the best innovations in the gaming world. Thanks for visiting the site and I hope your brother enjoys his Kinect on Christmas day.

      Reply

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