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Hackers take Xbox 360’s motion-detection tech in wild, new directions

Hackers and open-source software magicians are taking the motion-detection capability of Xbox 360's Kinect and plugging it into all manner of eye-popping stuff. Imagine what an entrepreneur could do with hands-free computing.

What do the iPad and Charlie Sheen have in common?

iPads have every right to be smug. They know we can't wait to fondle their sleek bodies. To them, we're a sure thing. They're Charlie Sheen and we're all just helpless bimbos, begging to be at their service in a way that only a TV show as base as "Two and a Half Men" can illustrate.

Why geeks don’t just rule the internet (We never knew that head-tracking was so...

The internet is littered with 'how-to' instructional videos. They're mostly created by amateur bloggers, bored teenagers or university lecturers and, therefore, are either poorly put together, incomprehensible to anyone of driving age or so obscure as to be meaningless. However, every now and then, something comes along that breaks the mould.

Why geeks don't just rule the internet (We never knew that head-tracking was so...

The internet is littered with 'how-to' instructional videos. They're mostly created by amateur bloggers, bored teenagers or university lecturers and, therefore, are either poorly put together, incomprehensible to anyone of driving age or so obscure as to be meaningless. However, every now and then, something comes along that breaks the mould.

Microsoft previews Wii killer gaming tech

This is what Microsoft is working on for the next evolution in gaming. Project Natal, as it's being called, was unveiled back at the start of June at the E3 gaming conference. It features controller-free, full-body gaming. If it works half as well as this video, Sony and Nintendo will be scrambling.

Surf the Alps with Wii and Google earth

Some technically-minded Germans from the Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence have managed to mashup a Wii balance board to Google Earth and enable you to "surf" the globe. The mind boggles at where this will all be in a decade or two.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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