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ETRONIKA produce Kinect-based online banking

ETRONIKA produce Kinect-based online banking

As one of the relatively few companies across the earth to receive Kinect for Windows & SDK before the official announcement, you know good and well that Microsoft has some faith in the group known as ETRONIKA. And what they've produced here is something that was bound to happen one way or another: Kinect-based online banking. Their solution includes analyzing user's face, voice, and gestures to help them through the process of banking online. Will such a solution sweep the nation, or will we still be too afraid to trust the computer to know our wrinkles and nose shape?

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Apple wins patent for Slide to Unlock iOS gesture

Apple wins patent for Slide to Unlock iOS gesture

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has just granted Apple a new patent today for its "Slide to Unlock" iOS gesture. The patent application was filed more than a year before the very first iPhone and refers to the unlocking gesture in broad terms as when "contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device."

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Qbo robot tweaked to be a music robot with gesture recognition for control

Qbo robot tweaked to be a music robot with gesture recognition for control

We have talked about the cool little Qbo robot before. The little crowd sourced robot can be tweaked to do all sorts of cool stuff. Last time we mentioned the little bot it had been tweaked to recognize objects held in front of it. The bot has turned up in a new tweak that allows it to be used as a music player that will speak the name of your tracks and can be controlled with hand gestures.

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Qualcomm buys GestureTek gesture-recognition tech for Snapdragon

Qualcomm buys GestureTek gesture-recognition tech for Snapdragon

Qualcomm has acquired a bundle of gesture recognition technologies from developer GestureTek, promising to integrate the systems into current and future Snapdragon chipsets. While the exact technologies in question are not specified - Qualcomm only says "certain intellectual property assets related to gesture recognition, as well as key engineering resources" - the systems are likely to allow for motion-based control of future smartphones, tablets and home entertainment devices, similar to what Microsoft's Kinect offers on the Xbox 360.

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Elliptic Labs Reveal Touchless iPad via TGUI Stand

Elliptic Labs Reveal Touchless iPad via TGUI Stand

Behold, all you kitchen and otherwise dirty-handed users, here is a stand for iPad that'll keep your screen clean as can be. Is it some sort of instant clean screen? Nay! Is it a little elf that comes with you wherever you go to work the iPad instead of you? No way! It's a stand that basically turns your iPad into a completely touchless device. This is Elliptic Labs' Touchless Gesture User Interface technology, and they're banking on it taking the world by storm in just a few short days at CES.

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