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Elliptic Labs gesture control could be Kinect for your phone by 2014

Elliptic Labs gesture control could be Kinect for your phone by 2014

Motion-tracking technology that allows you to control your smartphone from several feet away, even when it's away on a nearby table, could show up in handsets as soon as next year. Elliptic Labs gesture control system uses tiny ultrasonic sensors to grant 180-degree awareness to phones and tablets, picking up hand movement from up to three feet away, whether it's in front of the device or off to the side. Now, the company says, it's finally almost time for the sensor tech to show up in production hardware.

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UltraHaptics provides mid-air touch feedback for displays

UltraHaptics provides mid-air touch feedback for displays

This week a fellow by the name of Tom Carter will show off a system by the name of UltraHaptics, one that will apparently take away the problems inherent with touchscreen displays requiring users to cover up the objects they touch. This system will be presented at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2013 by Tom Carter from the Department of Computer Science in a paper that'll show of multipoint mid-air haptic feedback allowing users to touch without touching.

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MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

With the wearable device known as MYO, there's no need for the computer to see you to understand your commands. Instead, this armband connects to your device - Mac and Windows for now, Android and iOS soon - with Bluetooth and reads gestures you make with your hand and arm through muscle fluctuations. This armband is already out in the wild - the full "second wave" for the public comes in early 2014.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 16th, 2013

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 16th, 2013

This morning the automotive madness continues with the ultra-hot all-digital instrument panel for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The folks at Bang & Olufsen are shuttering shops across the nation as smaller groups like Leap Motion take off into outer space. You can also purchase a $500 HAL 9000 replica now if you'd like, proving it's not the economy that's dying, it's just certain sectors (nerd loving nostalgia not included).

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 3, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 3, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today Google settled its antitrust case with the FTC, avoiding fines in return for agreeing to license its standard-essential patents and removing advertising limits. The BlackBerry Z10 has leaked for Verizon and AT&T, while the ZTE P945 phablet has been revealed in leaked renders. Samsung has confirmed its oft-rumored Tizen handsets for 2013, with ASUS announcing a Leap Motion partnership today that will bring gesture controls to its PCs.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 21, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 21, 2012

This morning we're in a wake again, heading off the cooled tips of the splasher that was last week's IPO - don't let that fool you though, we've got fabulous new news galore along with a pack of features already early today that'll have you spitting out your morning milk. Have a look first at our review of the mobile Battleship - and if I don't say it enough in the review itself, here it is again: don't go in without popcorn and a big cup of soda pop. Then check out Nokia's newest teardown of the 41 megapixel 808 PureView. And don't forget our look at Leap Motion - cheaper than Kinect and much more accurate, too.

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I can finally recommend Windows Phone

I can finally recommend Windows Phone

It’s taken a while - two major generations and a couple of updates - but Windows Phone finally feels ready to take on Android and iOS with confidence. I’ve always had a soft-spot for the platform, and appreciated its minimalistic UI charms and quiet simplicity, even as I’ve been frustrated by its incomplete feature list and patchy third-party app support. Now, with Windows Phone 8.1, I feel like that quiet enthusiasm can spill over into actively recommending it Microsoft’s OS as a legitimate option.

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