Category Archives: Gadgets

Academics, Enthusiasts to Get Kinect SDK

Microsoft have just announced they are about to release a SDK for the Kinect.  There is already a large community out there developing fascinating applications for the Kinect using drivers and API’s developed by the community.  This announcement can only make this scene bigger.  You can read the full press release after the break.

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Arduino first project

I finally got to plug in my Arduino Mega 2560 micro controller.  Everything worked after I ran the sample application.  I extended this slightly to blink three leds on a breadboard.  Simple beginning I know but we all have to start somewhere.  The IDE which is downloaded from the Arduino website will run on a variety of operating systems, I am using 64 bit Ubuntu Linux but it ran equally well on Windows.

Microsoft Kinect Hacked

Adafruit’s $2,000 bounty for an open source Kinect driver hack was only offered up late last week and already someone has allegedly delivered, said Adafruit’s Phillip Torrone in an email to us just now.

3D Blu-ray Support For PS3 Announced

PS3It has just been revealed at the Tokyo Game Show SCEI SCEJ media briefingpress conference that PlayStation 3 will support 3D Blu-ray 3D Disc playback from 21 September 2010, through system software update 3.50, allowing you to watch movies in stunning stereoscopic 3D.
PlayStation 3 already supports stereoscopic 3D gaming, with games such as MotorStorm 3D Rift, WipEout HD and SuperStardust HD available now and upcoming titles such as Killzone 3 and MotorStorm Apocalypse set to take advantage of this immersive new technology. 3D Blu-ray 3D Disc playback, in addition to stereoscopic 3D gaming, and stereoscopic photo support add up to thewill deliver users with total 3D package for PS3 owners.