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Freespace MotionEngine set to move smartphone users

Freespace MotionEngine set to move smartphone users

Hillcrest Labs has announced that its new Freespace MotionEngine is now available to smartphone manufacturers around the world. The most control system is available to manufacturers and component suppliers for smartphones and tablets. The system is embedded software that's able to manage and enhance sensors commonly found in smartphones and tablets today for motion based applications.

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Google Kinect-style Android motion tracking teased in patent app

Google Kinect-style Android motion tracking teased in patent app

Google is exploring using Kinect-style motion tracking to add a new degree of gesture control to mobile devices, a new patent application suggests, adaptable to future Android phones but also wearables like Google Goggles. The submission, titled "Use camera to augment input for portable electronic device", describes using the front-facing camera in a phone, tablet or other gadget to identify and track the user's fingers in the space around it, recognizing "single tapping, double tapping, hovering, holding and swiping."

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Neonode 3D touch headed to tablets and phones: Hands-on

Neonode 3D touch headed to tablets and phones: Hands-on

Touch tech is gaining an extra dimension, if Neonode has its way, with the company demonstrating its brand new Multi-Sensing system for 3D phone, tablet and other gadget manipulation at MWC 2012. Announced last week, the new finger-tracking kit uses light rather than physical touch sensors: in Neonode's demo, you can reach through the frame and control on-screen graphics. However, Neonode envisages special cutaway sections showing up on tablets, phones and laptops, allowing us to more precisely interact with the device UI.

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Verizon double-data LTE promotion returns

Verizon double-data LTE promotion returns

Verizon's double-data promotion - in which LTE data caps are doubled for new 4G smartphone subscribers - is making a welcome return this week, with the deal being offered from this coming Friday. Just like the offer Verizon ran from November 2011 through to the new year, the double-data promotion means users signing up to the cheapest 2GB $30 plan will actually get 4GB for the life of their agreement, the LATimes reports, assuming they sign up to a two-year contract.

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Sony patent surfaces with odd tablet/Wii U style controller art

Sony patent surfaces with odd tablet/Wii U style controller art

If you think back when the current consoles like the Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 hit the market, Sony was left playing catch-up and tacked on a rarely used motion control feature of the PS3 to try and match what the Wii had. If the sketches that are included new Sony patent that surfaced are any indication, Sony isn't ready to let the new Wii U rocking controllers with little LCD screens get the better of it this time around. The Sony patent art is very odd; it shows something that looks more like a tablet or even an eReader then a Wii U controller.

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T-Mobile reveals sub-$50 phone, tablet and hotspot sale

T-Mobile reveals sub-$50 phone, tablet and hotspot sale

Pre-CES may be a silly time to buy a new gadget, but if your heart is set on a fresh cellphone to ring in the new year then T-Mobile USA has a post-holiday deal for you. The carrier's New Year, New Phone promotion kicks off this Friday, January 6, and runs through to Sunday, offering tablets like the LG G-Slate and smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II for $49.99 with a new agreement.

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Apple talks TV and tablets with media execs

Apple talks TV and tablets with media execs

Apple has reportedly ramped up its TV strategy, outlining a Siri and motion controlled television system in recent meetings with media executives and fleshing out its wirelessly-enabled smart TV set. The company has been courting several of the larger media companies, the WSJ's insiders tell them, selling the benefits of a cross-platform system that could recognize viewers whether they were using their TV, a tablet or a phone. However, the talks have fallen short of entering the negotiation phase for actual content licensing.

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NVIDIA CEO: Windows 8 on ARM should target tablets first

NVIDIA CEO: Windows 8 on ARM should target tablets first

NVIDIA president Jen-Hsun Huang has warned Microsoft not to position Windows 8 on ARM as PCs, arguing that tablets should be the company's first focus. The outspoken CEO described his argument as coming from "a finesse perspective" in an interview with AllThingsD, and a hope that Microsoft puts its software emphasis on bringing full Office support to the ARM-based version of the platform. "That would be the killer app," Huang reckons.

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