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16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More

16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More
“Wearable tech” is the latest big trend and the buzziest buzzword of the moment. Techies are figuring out what works, old people are either hating all of it or trying to buy stock in some of…
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Microsoft Gesture-Sensing Keyboard Concept: Type & Swipe

Microsoft Gesture-Sensing Keyboard Concept: Type & Swipe
Even with the rise of touch input, the mouse and keyboard remains the best and most flexible computing setup. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be improved upon. Microsoft Research recently developed a mouse and keyboard…
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Xbox 720 Next-Gen “Console” to Be Worn on Wrist, Renamed XWatch

Xbox 720 Next-Gen “Console” to Be Worn on Wrist, Renamed XWatch
There’s been rampant speculation about what the new Xbox 720 (codenamed “Durango”) video game console might have in store for us later this year, and now we have some answers. As more and more companies jump…
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Steelcase Gesture Chair Improves Your Gadget-Using Posture

Steelcase Gesture Chair Improves Your Gadget-Using Posture
From time to time, I’ve had a comfortable office chair. Though when you move, change jobs, etc., chairs seem to get a lower priority than more essential things. That being said, there’s something good about having…
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G.I.A. Interactive Robot Gives You Creepy Face Time

G.I.A. Interactive Robot Gives You Creepy Face Time
The G.I.A. (Gestural Interactive Automaton) is a robotic sculpture that was created by Daniel Jay Bertner. It is mounted on the wall and it is basically a projection sphere and a webcam attached to three servo-controlled…
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Air Clicker: Pretend You Have a Camera to Take Real Pictures

Air Clicker: Pretend You Have a Camera to Take Real Pictures
The ubiquity of touchscreen-equipped devices have popularized the use of intuitive and simple gestures to command gadgets. But gestures shouldn’t be the only thing to consider when making a device, or we might end up with…
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Touch UI Back Touch Adds Second Touchpad to iPhone

Touch UI Back Touch Adds Second Touchpad to iPhone
Here’s an unusual add-on I stumbled onto at CES earlier today. It’s made by a Korean outfit called Touch UI, and the case is called the Back Touch. It does exactly what it sounds like –…
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Gesture-Driven Robot Arm: Perfect for Remote-Controlled Stranglings

Gesture-Driven Robot Arm: Perfect for Remote-Controlled Stranglings
There are already remote-controlled robots out there that allow an operator to control robotic arms using their own hands. Doctors are even using such technologies to perform remote surgery. But this is the first time I’ve…
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Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!
Engineers from MIT CSAIL have figured out out how to get the Xbox 360 Kinect to not just sense larger body movements, but to actually detect individual fingertips in mid-air.…
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Microsoft Kinect Hacked Into Computer Gesture Interface

Microsoft Kinect Hacked Into Computer Gesture Interface
I’ve been thinking about computer interfaces for a while, and I was pleasantly surprised that Microsoft is embracing the hacking of the Kinect, instead of shunning it. The latest hack includes using the Kinect as an…
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Hitachi Gesture-Based Interface: Why Do We Hate Buttons So Much?

Hitachi Gesture-Based Interface: Why Do We Hate Buttons So Much?
Seriously, will the future be button-less? What’s up with this surge of motion- and gesture-based UIs? Aside from Microsoft and Sony working on motion-based gaming controllers, Hitachi is also currently working on a Minority Report-ish interface.…
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Gurubhakts: Gesture-Controlled Leader-Follower Robots

Gurubhakts: Gesture-Controlled Leader-Follower Robots
Not to be confused with Guru Bhakti, the GuruBhakts are special robots designed to operate in a “follow-the-leader” mode. The ultimate plan for these ‘bots is to allow a remote driver to steer a single robot…
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Gesture Cube Offers Next-Gen User Interface

Gesture Cube Offers Next-Gen User Interface
It seems like we’ve been using keyboards and mice for decades now (and yes, we have). Will there ever be a better way to interact with a computer? Probably, and you can bet that it will…
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Peregrine Gesture Glove: Not Your Daddy’S Power Glove

Peregrine Gesture Glove: Not Your Daddy’S Power Glove
Remember those gesture control gloves Tom Cruise wore in Minority Report? Well, starting in 2010, you’ll be able to work similar magic with your fingertips thanks to the new Peregrine gesture glove. The unusual computer controller…
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Walky Lets You Control Robots via Finger Gestures, Turns iPhone Into a Wii

Walky Lets You Control Robots via Finger Gestures, Turns iPhone Into a Wii
Yuta Sugiura and his colleagues at the Graduate School of Media Design in Keio University had a valid starting point – most of the software or hardware input systems today have no direct correlation to the…
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The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris

The Future is Now: DIY Gesture-Controlled Tetris
If this year’s E3 is any indication (and it’s like, the indication), then motion controls are the future. If you’re cunning and good with wires, you can even experience the future now. This is pretty basic–as…
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