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Can Apple Make Gesture Input Not Suck?

An Apple patent for a motion control system has been uncovered, showing that it's looking at new ways to use our arms and hands to control computers without the usual mouse and keyboard -- despite that fact that previous attempts at this have universally sucked and been less intuitive than the humble mouse. Read More >>

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Literally Anything is a Touchscreen With This Leap Motion Hack

Beer cans. Toys. Post-it notes. A fridge. Even a computer screen, because why not? All of these things become touch-sensitive thanks to a fun little piece of work courtesy of a Russian agency called The Family, which posted their work to Vimeo this week. Read More >>

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Electronic Wristbands Translate Sign Language Into Smartphone Speech

A student team working with Google has come up with an ingenious way to translate signing into spoken word: electronic wristbands that measure the wearer's muscle activity, recognising sign language symbols and speaking them through an Android device. It could quite literally give signers a voice. Read More >>

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Steelcase Gesture: A Smartphone-Friendly Office Chair

Finally acknowledging that very few people actually sit in an office chair the way it was designed to be used, Steelcase has created a new chair that caters to all the wacky poses we strike when using various devices. So while the new Gesture can still be used with a traditional keyboard and monitor setup, it's also just as comfy for use with phones and tablets too. Read More >>

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Why Wait For Jelly Bean, Grab Android 4.2’s Fancy New Keyboard Now

A slightly unfinished but perfectly usable version of Google's new gesture-based Android 4.2 keyboard has been made available online, which should work for just about anyone using a phone or tablet running Google's Android 4.0 code or higher. Read More >>

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Microsoft Can Detect Your Gestures Using Just Your Computer’s Audio

Kinect has drawn a huge amount of interest, not just from gamers but computer scientists, engineers and artists. Now, it seems Microsoft is branching out, because one of its latest research projects offers gesture control powered by just a computer's speakers, microphone, and some inaudible sound. Read More >>

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How To Turn Your Wall Into a Touchscreen Phone Using a Kinect

Okay, this isn't going to be easy, but a developer has posted a video on YouTube showing how it's possible to use an Android handset, a projector, a Kinect and a computer to create the future. In your living room. Now. Read More >>

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Turn Any Surface Into a Touch-Sensitive Instrument With a £5 Microphone

My desk is boring. My walls are boring. My windows are boring. I need to liven them up by turning them into musical instruments that detect and recognise my touch. Fortunately, that's cheaper and easier than it sounds. Read More >>