Shooting Down Asteroids With Your Eyes is a Pretty Freaky Way to Game

When it comes to gaming input, everything is pretty much the same. Whether you use a controller, a mouse, or even a VR headset the principles are that you have to move your hands (or head) to direct some sort of cursor. It's been like this since the beginning, and even though many things have changed, that basic level of input hasn't. But what if there was a new and exciting way? A way that lets you aim in the laziest way possible: by using your eyes. Read More >>

I Took Cover in The Division Using Just My Eyes and It Gave Me a Glimpse of Future VR

Though the cover shooter felt revelatory back in the days of the original Gears of War, it's now a tried-and-tested formula that's started to feel a bit rote. Not only has it become a go-to basis for most third-person action games, the actual mechanic has barely evolved, and has never really mimicked the reality of ducking gunfire. If an alien grunt or Nazi trooper was gunning for me in real life, I'd hope for a more elegant safety procedure than having to use two sticks and a button on a control pad to to turn and move my body towards somewhere I could tuck my squishy head away out of danger. Read More >>

These Portraits are Drawn Only With Eye-Tracking Software

Graham Fink is an artist with an incredible ability to concentrate. He must be: he manages to draw images like these by subtly shifting his gaze around a screen, recording those movements using eye-tracking software. Read More >>

Samsung’s Eye Mouse Lets the Disabled Use Computers More Easily

Using a computer can be difficult or even impossible for some people with disabilities. Now, Samsung's eye-tracking technology allows people who would struggle to use a mouse to navigate their computer with relative ease. Read More >>

Scientist Hacks Together Eye-Tracker for £43

A pair of cheap webcams hacked together with some custom software can offer a similar level of motion-tracking as £20,000 pro systems, which one scientist says could revolutionise the lives of millions of disabled people. Read More >>

Haier’s Eye-Controlled Display Could Be the Future of Super-Lazy TV Watching

Why spend the effort messing around using a Wiimote-like remote, or even shouting at the TV, to get it to change channel, when you can just stare at what you want and blink to select? Well, that's Haier's theory anyway, and, amazingly, it actually works. Read More >>