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Ah, the MIT Media Lab, home to Big Bird's illegitimate progeny, augmented reality projects aplenty, and now three-dimensional gestural computing. The new bi-directional display being demoed by the Cambridge-based boffins performs both multitouch functions that we're familiar with and hand movement...

December 11th 2009 at 5:31am 0 Comments
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Over at the San Jose Mercury News, Dean Takahashi poses an interesting question: "what does the [Wii's] optical sensor do?" The more appropriate question would be: why is the optical senor necessary?As Takahashi notes, the Wiimote's motion-sensing chip detects x-, y- and z-axis movements, along with...

June 14th 2006 at 4:25pm 0 Comments