Archaeologists Now Use Kinect to Build 3-D Models During Digs

University of California, San Diego students will be going to Jordan soon to take part in an archaeological dig that's decidely futuristic: As they uncover artifacts and structures in the soil, they'll be using high-quality 3-D scanning to record accurate positional details—rich data that could be incredibly useful in… » 8/02/11 9:20pm 8/02/11 9:20pm

This Kinect Hack Puts Supervillan Electricity At Your Fingertips

When you've got hacked Kinect and two Tesla coils at your disposal, you're just an evil cackle away from being a fully credentialed evil genius. The 50Hz-200Hz coils here have been rigged to respond to your (sinister) hand movements, giving you the illusion of pure madness. Or just nicely accentuates the madness… » 3/14/11 2:40pm 3/14/11 2:40pm