Kinect does hacker's bidding

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  1. Tempbot
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    Kinect does hacker's bidding
    but not for fortune or fame
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    Yes, Microsoft's Kinect has already been cracked, as you'll see on video after the break -- the motion-sensing depth camera now nods its head on command and displays real-time accelerometer data on one lucky hacker's PC. We tracked down the son-of-a-gun who did it -- as it happens, the same NUI Group member who hacked the PlayStation Eye in 2008 -- and found to our disappointment that he doesn't necessarily intend to unleash his new exploit on the world. The $2,000 prize Adafruit is presently offering for open-source Kinect drivers isn't his aim, though he does have big personal plans for the device, as he hopes to integrate it into his company's commercial visualization suite CL Studio Live. It seems that work is progressing fast, as he's already gotten video streams from both cameras to output to his computer, and he plans to upload a far more convincing video soon. Here's hoping he has a change of heart about sharing his rapid accomplishments.[/p]
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    I think he can make more that $2000 Dollars when he puts it in his software suite!

    EDIT: Added more vids!
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  2. Infinite Zero

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    that was quick [​IMG]
     
  3. yuyuyup

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    c'mon you scum eating bastard release the hax
     
  4. Kwartel

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    Why would he if he can make money with it? [​IMG]
     
  5. shlong

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    Saw this earlier. Pretty awesome, but my 360's broken so meh. o3o
     
  6. SifJar

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    The whole point of this is its on the PC. NOT the 360. It is completely irrelevant if you have a working 360 or not.
     
  7. George Dawes

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    To share with the world. Not everyone is motivated by money, although the person who has gotten this working obviously is.
     
  8. DryYoshi

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    To quote some comments from the source (in order):
     
  9. Kwartel

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    But why would you buy kinect ONLY for your pc?
    BTW He said it to spam me.. [​IMG]
     
  10. shakirmoledina

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    i say "Show yourself!" and his windows is genuine
    very well done actually, he must have totally dissected how the kinect works and translated it plus the accuracy he has got tells u tht he is not at all far from the complete version
     
  11. KuRensan

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    Will this be used on the 3DS too ??? because dogs in nintendogs can see you and lik your face just like kinectimels(or something like that)
     
  12. trumpet-205

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    That was quick. Microsoft is probably like [​IMG] right now.
     
  13. SifJar

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    No. This is far more advanced than the 3DS I am fairly sure. The 3DS just has two, slightly differently angled cameras, so it can take 3D pictures and the like, but I'm fairly sure the hardware in this thing is a lot more advanced than that.
     
  14. Kwartel

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    It's 150 for a webcam which sends infra-red light + mics..
     
  15. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    i wonder what m$ will have to say about that [​IMG]
     
  16. tigris

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  17. geoflcl

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    Boy, in the short time Kinect has been out, we've already learned so much about how it works. It is really a truly amazing device, even for all its inaccuracies and blemishes.

    The knowledge of a console/peripheral's inner workings is one of the best results of homebrew. [​IMG]
     
  18. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    yes now all we need to do is get it away from m$ so it can fully be used to it's true potential [​IMG]