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Kinect Makes It Cool to Fly in Cyberspace

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So this video shows a cool new use for some really large media screens and Kinect. Let’s fly around in cyberspace and hit these weird Japanese tanks… I like the idea, but the tanks are just weird… check it out:

via [Engadget]

Kinect hacked for use on PS3

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Ok, so I saw this, and I had to put something up. This kid has hacked his Kinect, along with some crazy software connected to his laptop to make it work with his PS3. I love homebrew stuff. This is awesome! Next thing ya know, Sony will have to stop selling the Move accessories! Ha ha. You can check out how he did it with the link above, check out the video below:

via [Digg]

Kinect hacked for home automation system

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Ok, so this is way uberly, nerdy cool. This kid took a Kinect and turned it into a home automation system. Watch the full video below, its cool how he can setup different zones for different lights to be on. Now the only thing is, I would have to go back to a studio apartment or get a house with a man cave!

via [Engadget]

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Xbox Kinect Announced for November 4th with NEW 360

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Ok, so if you missed it, with all the hub-bub about the pre-orders for the iPhone 4, Xbox announced yesterday at E3 2010 the new Xbox 360 (slim). This new box is ready for purchase today and project Natal renamed Kinect for the Xbox 360 (to be available 11/4/10)! The new box is thinner than it’s previous model and just being named “the new xbox 360”. It is said to be “whisper quiet”, and comes with wireless built in! This model will come with a 250GB HD built in as well.

Also being announced with the new hardware were many new games for the Xbox Kinect, like Kinect Sports (very similar to Wii Sports, but with NO controller!!!). Also, all the games we were already expecting for a late summer launch, like Halo Reach, Metal Gear Solid:Rising, Fable 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Not only these awesome titles, but an exclusive partnership with ESPN to bring college football, basketball, MLB, NBA and soccer to the Xbox 360 via ESPN 3.

Also being announced were a few updates to the OS, including video kinect, which allows you to use the camera on base station to video chat with any one on the MS network, including PCs and Xbox users alike! Now this is great, so that you can use this camera with anyone with the MSN messenger or Windows Live Messenger, and not just limited to your Xbox buddies.

Now there is definitely no reason for any single guys like me to have a cable bill. Just sign up for internet and all I want is on my Xbox or my PC.

You can see a great run down of the new hardware over at Engadget

CABLE COMPANIES: Pay attention, EVERYTHING is going to the net, we don’t need you for TV, just internet….

via [Microsoft Xbox]

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