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There's a scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise, on the run, hides in a department store. Unfortunately, the billboards that line the walls read his eye print and begin screaming his name at every turn. We may have seen that sequence as a nightmare of consumerism gone wrong, but Panasonic's cl

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Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, based on the Philip K. Dick short story, opened in North American theaters 10 years ago today. It was preceded by the director's A.I. a year earlier, which was famously a pet project of Stanley Kubrick's for decades prior, and was followed up by Spielberg's vers

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Not to denigrate the numerous fine hacks that Kinect's undergone since its launch, but it's always nice to see the professionals come in and shake things up a little. A crew from MIT's brain labs has put together a hand detection system on Microsoft's ultra-versatile cam, which is sophisticated eno

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Hitachi's already dipped its toes (or hands, as it were) into the gesture-based waters before, but it looks to have refined things quite a bit for its latest Minority Report-esque demo, which the company is showing off as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. While complete details are a bit l

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It seems like everyone is cooking up their own touch-free gesture-based control technology, just like every blogger is destined to refer to it as \"Minority Report-like\" or \"Minority Report-esque,\" or \"Tom Cruise-tastic!\" Fraunhofer's FIT, the newest such project, has recently appeared on the YouTub

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In February 2010, the man who built the technology of Minority Report twice -- once for the movie, and once in real life -- spoke at TED about the future of user interface design. Yesterday, TED posted John Underkoffler's entire fifteen-minute video presentation -- a copy of which you'll find right

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We've seen a Minority Report-esque interface or two hundred by this point, but Toshiba's AirSwing really caught our attention. Using little more than a webcam and some software, this bad boy places a semi-transparent image of the operator on the display -- all the easier to maneuver through the men

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Avatar comes out on Thursday and honestly we could end this post like that. Sure it isn't the most refreshing plot line, but 221k people voted on IMDB, and despite the new movie prejudice, it is ranked number 72 of all time -- which isn't easy to do. Although the 2D presentation of the movie in the

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We never cease to be amazed by the number of projects spawned from that one scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise goes massively multitouch, but we'll also never tire of seeing those projects in action. The latest is the Glove Mouse from Tony Hyun Kim and Nevada Sanchez at MIT and, while they'v

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