Feeds

Coder converts Kinect to air guitar

Tradin' clicks

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

And now the application for which Microsoft's Kinect Xbox add-on was born to run: air guitar.

Enterprising coder Chris O'Shea says he'd tried to create an air guitar rig three years ago, but it wasn't until the arrival of Kinect and the wealth of hacking tools that followed its launch that allowed him to create a (kind of) working air guitar:

Chris admits it's not perfect - you can only play chords based on the position of your hand along the neck, not the strings you're actually pressing. You also have to face the camera and not move too much.

But as hacker expose more of the Kinect's inner workings, the air guitar will be able to improve leaps and bounds, Chris reckons, making for some serious spanking of the virtual plank. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?