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Top 5 Coolest Kinect Hacks

Written on November 26, 2010 by R. Cruise

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Microsoft's intentional act of leaving the Kinect's USB port open paved the way for hackers to manipulate the device to do anything they want---from being a Jedi to shadow puppetry.

The hacking community is going crazy over Kinect. Microsoft admitted that they intentionally left the console’s USB port open. Hackers saw this as an opportunity to plug in their computers and explore more the capabilities of the device.

Maybe Microsoft was thinking that instead of putting money on research and development of Kinect, they better rely on the skills of nerds spending endless hours on their bedrooms tinkering new gadgets. This is a smart move for the company in order to uncover the next best thing in Kinect technology.

Enough of the long talks now, Gadg gathered the best and the coolest Kinect hacks made in the span of three weeks after the release of the device.

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