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Huawei MediaPad 10 gets new promotional video

Huawei MediaPad 10 gets new promotional video

Huawei's upcoming MediaPad 10 FHD tablet is scheduled to launch next month, but for the uninitiated among us, the company has released a new promotional video that hits all of the tablet's big talking points. There are a lot of them too - the tablet itself is pretty impressive, so it's only natural that Huawei would want to show it off in a video that's bound to make at least a few of the tablet-obsessed public giddy with excitement.

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Cirque du Soleil demos motion-tracking virtual acrobats in your browser

Cirque du Soleil demos motion-tracking virtual acrobats in your browser

First there was skydiving Google Glass; now Google IO has brought us Cirque du Soleil in the browser. The famous acrobatics company took the IO stage to show how they'd used web technologies to put motion-tracking dance and interaction into Chrome. The webcam of a Chromebook was used to follow the movements of the user, all rendered in smooth 3D; even more impressive, it all worked in the browser on a tablet, too.

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Microsoft: Surface tablets perfect for Skype

Microsoft: Surface tablets perfect for Skype

Microsoft may only have launched its Surface tablets a matter of hours ago, but the company is already making the connections with the rest of its ecosystem, including Skype. The VoIP service Microsoft acquired in recent months gets a specific name-check on the Surface site, with the promise of two LifeCam webcams along with dual microphones that are "tuned for Skype" as the company mounts a direct challenge to Apple's FaceTime.

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Motion control could save Windows 8

Motion control could save Windows 8

You don't have to be a Minority Report fan to appreciate Leap Motion's new tracking sensor technology: there's something tremendously appealing about being able to wave your hands at your computer and conduct the digital world. Motion control has already proved itself more than just a gimmick in gaming, and now it has a chance to not only do that in mainstream computing, but perhaps rescue Microsoft from one of its more contentious Windows decisions. Play it right, and Leap Motion - and others with it - could kill touch in traditional computing before its even had a chance to get started.

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Google’s own tablet will launch this year: report

Google’s own tablet will launch this year: report

If you haven't found an Android tablet that inspires you yet, you are not alone. But perhaps if there would be an Android tablet built by the people who built Android, that situation wouldn't be quite so common. And that is the exact plan of attack for Google, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The search giant hears you loud and clear and wants to rectify this problem.

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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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