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Whether it’s sheer boredom or the pursuit for something awesome, we really don’t care — the motivation behind writing software to allow Microsoft’s Surface to control Parrot’s AR.Drone is as immaterial as the wireless connection between the two devices. Jump past the break for video of this pair of much-loved niche machines getting their groove on.

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A mapping by 1024 Architecture, projected on the facade of former Lyrical theater the “Celestins”.
The building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience, using a microphone and an audio analysis algorythm.

This is a fantastic job! Take a look at the video

Microsoft unveiled their new Surface 2 table on Wednesday during their live stream of the keynote press conference. The all new design is much thinner, has improved touch accuracy, and does it all at a faster pace than the previous model.

The Microsoft Surface 2 is only 4-inches thick and uses a new technology developed by Microsoft called PixelSense. The new technology allows for the table to track your every movement and can even read text off a piece of paper.

The new Microsoft Surface 2 promo ad demonstrates the power behind the device with the ability to collaborate on projects, design landscapes in a real-time environment, and even read simple things like a business cards. The table can detect small objects, read barcodes like the original surface can, and detect multiple points of contact.

That’s right — not even CES can stop the endless wave of Kinect hacks. The latest, and one of the more impressive to date, is the so-called “Magic Mirror” developed by Tobias Blum from the Technical University of Munich, which bridges augmented reality with x-ray vision (of sorts). Of course, the “of sorts” is that it doesn’t actually peer through your body to reveal your skeleton (yet), but instead maps a random skeleton from a CT scan onto your frame to create a real-time freakout!!

Check out the video ..

DaVinci is an App for Microsoft Surface Table.  The creators have ported this to Kinect.

Gestures are used to create objects and control the physics of the environment. Your hands appear in the interface which allows you to literally grab objects out of thin air and move them in the environment. Additional gestures allow you to affect the gravity, magnetism and attraction.

Right now i thing this is the best Kinect usage i have ever seen. Watch the video to understand .

OMG this things come the one after another . This time the Kinect transforms into a powerful 3d Camera. Yes this is true. UC Davis visualization researcher Oliver Kreylos fed the streams from his peripherals infrared and color cameras into a custom program that interpolated and reconstructed the result, generating a mildly mindblowing 3D virtual reality environment he can manipulate at will.

Watch the videos and smile!!

You can also measure virtual objects!!

This is amazing work. The creator of the software  use he’s own made toolkit that works under Linux fedora core…