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This year's CES has introduced us to a number of devices that cater to specific people. That includes IK Multimedia's iRing accessory, designed for aspiring DJs who'd like to control their iOS music apps with gestures... and a dash of showmanship. So long as a user's wearing the iRing, the iDevice...

January 8th 2014 at 9:24am 0 Comments
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HP's adding more Leap Motion to its PC arsenal. After refreshing its Envy 17 with inbuilt Leap Motion control, HP's now expanding that partnership to select products in its desktop and all-in-one lines. The 11 devices, which encompass HP's Envy Recline, Phoenix and TouchSmart series, in addition t...

December 5th 2013 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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If you start counting from the Magnavox Odyssey, we've been playing console games for seven generations now. Yes, it's crazy to think of, but it's even more alarming to realize that the industry has been in an all-out "war" since generation three. For better or worse, competition became a part of...

November 18th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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We're still big fans of Douglas Engelbart's original pointing device, but human/computer input is moving past traditional peripherals. We're rapidly approaching a future of touchscreens, motion sensors and visual imaging control solutions. "Gone are the days, probably, of the keyboard, mouse and...

November 10th 2013 at 3:17pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft said it improved Kinect on the Xbox One, and now a leaked setup manual indicates how little space it requires to operate. The PDF NeoGAF spotted notes that a minimum 1.4 meters (just over 4.5-feet) between the user and Microsoft's new do-all sensor is all that's required. For those of us...

October 23rd 2013 at 8:59pm 0 Comments
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So far, in-car gestures aren't useful for much more than raging at the driver that just cut you off. Google wants these gestures to be more productive, however, and has applied for a patent that uses hand motion to control the car itself. Its proposed system relies on both a ceiling-mounted dept...

October 3rd 2013 at 9:35am 0 Comments
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Remember Bot & Dolly's awesome Kinetisphere from Google I/O 2012? Today the San Francisco-based design and engineering studio released Box, a film of the first ever synchronized live performance featuring projected 3D computer graphics, robots and actors. Imagine two Kuka industrial robots mov...

September 24th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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If you've wanted to immerse your body in a first-person shooter, you've typically had to use a complex simulator. Battlefield 4 may soon provide a decidedly simpler (and cheaper) alternative. DICE's Patrick Bach has revealed to Xbox Wire that the game may use the Xbox One's Kinect sensor for head-...

September 18th 2013 at 3:44pm 0 Comments