Cracking Kinect: the Xbox One’s new sensor could be a hardware hacker’s dream

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One of the biggest upgrades to Microsoft’s recently unveiled Xbox One console is the new and improved Kinect: The device now features a higher fidelity sensor, a larger field of view compared to the original, and better skeletal tracking. This could have some potentially cool applications when it comes to watching TV on your console or playing games, but, like the original Kinect, the most exciting new ideas will likely come from outside of Microsoft and traditional game developers. The hackability of the original Kinect created a healthy DIY movement, and while it’s too early to tell if the new version will do the same, there’s definitely plenty of possibility — especially with the recently announced Kinect for Windows launching…

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