Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Kinect hacked to play Tetris via Kung Fu

Microsoft is a client, but that has no bearing on the fact that I think the ongoing hackery of the Kinect, creating more and more wonderful applications of its motion-sensing capabilities, is double-awesome.

(Which reminds me, please stop using the word 'hack' to compare Sony and Microsoft. Sony is not pathetic for having been hacked so badly - that was a malicious attack on its data, designed to hurt the company. Hacking a Kinect is purely the use, albeit unauthorised, of Microsoft hardware to do awesome things. In my view, it is fine to say Microsoft got that right, but it is wrong to say Sony got that wrong... Lecture over.)