I recently purchased the Kinect, motion control input device for my dust collecting XBOX360. I'm not much into console gaming any more, but since we've been having such miserable weather this year, I was willing to try anything, in the hopes of becoming more active. Now I actually enjoy using the Kinect and find myself using it far more than I had anticipated. The problem I'm finding, is that while the Kinect works well while I'm playing by myself, my entertainment room is too small to accommodate multiple players simultaneously. Well the people over at NYKO have come up with a rather clever solution for those of us who are spatially challenged. It's called Zoom Kinect, and it does exactly what it's name implies, it zooms in by using a set of lens that fit over the Kinect module. Once installed the lens work in the same manner as glasses, in that they readjust the field of vision allowing for much better motion detecting at closer distances. Unfortunately we're all going to have to wait until August 16, to get our hands on this gizmo, as well as heft out $29.99(US).
My brothers Motorola DCT3416 died, and I figured I would attempt to fix it. I want to start out by saying I know very little about PVR's, other than somewhere buried inside is a standard computer hard drive. While dropping off the DCT3416, my brother informs me that it doesn't turn on, and that it makes this clicking noise. My first assumption is that the HD is corrupt and or damaged and preventing the machine from booting. Replacing the internal HD should produce a simple fix, so lets go about doing just that. Replacing the internal HD is going to be slightly more complicated than originally anticipated as the rear of the DCT3416 has 3 tamper proof/security screws, which I do not have a tool for. Instead I used a series of pliers, and 10 minutes later had all the screws removed. Here is what the tamper proof/security screws look like, once removed. I should add that there is also a plastic security tab, just above the IEEE 1394 jacks, which disintegrated when I attempted to