Motion Control

Google Earth gets 3D navigation with Leap Motion

Google Earth gets 3D navigation with Leap Motion

This week Google Earth has been demonstrated with 3D navigation in collaboration with the device known as Leap Motion. This device's makers have discussed several high-level collaborations in the recent past, most notably with computer manufacturer HP. This new collaboration with Google Earth allows the device to have access to the environment with a sort of "fly-through" action that's demonstrated in a video today.

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Leap Motion teams with HP for 3D Motion Control integration

Leap Motion teams with HP for 3D Motion Control integration

If you were thinking that Leap Motion's motion control experience was only going to be created as a stand-alone experience, you might need to think again. Today HP has announced a relationship with Leap Motion, this deal showing up thus far as a bundled Leap Motion Controller existing with several HP products through the future. Can you imagine motion control coming with your desktop products as a matter of fact from here on in?

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Apple TV with “iRing” controller added to baseless rumor collection

Apple TV with “iRing” controller added to baseless rumor collection

The Apple television rumors are heating up again, folks. Only this time, there's some extra information that's floating around. In what sounds like a completely ridiculous prediction, analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets says that an Apple television will launch this year, and it will come with an "iRing" of sorts as the motion controller. However, will it ever see the light of day? Not likely.

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Oculus Rift development kits now shipping

Oculus Rift development kits now shipping

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is becoming more of an actual reality now. The company announced today that developer kits of the Oculus Rift are now shipping out to developers. In fact, the company says that units actually started shipping out Wednesday, so some developers may have already gotten theirs.

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DUO 3D sensor shows up on Kickstarter, claims that “anyone can build” it

DUO 3D sensor shows up on Kickstarter, claims that “anyone can build” it

We've been hearing a lot about motion tracking as of late, the Leap Motion being the most popular device that is making its way to the public. However, a new mechanism is looking to gain some ground and has popped up on Kickstarter. The DUO 3D sensor claims to be the "world’s first and only DIY 3D sensing solution."

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Leap Motion Controller ships May 13: pre-orders start today

Leap Motion Controller ships May 13: pre-orders start today

It would appear that the motion control masterpiece (or so we've heard) Leap Motion is pumped up and prepared for shipping as soon as May 13th with pre-orders starting today. If you're all about this device before you've tested it out yourself, you'll be glad to know that Best Buy will begin taking pre-orders with a ship date set for May 19th as well. Time to make your motion take hold of your content!

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MYO’s gesture control armband allows you to “unleash your inner Jedi”

MYO’s gesture control armband allows you to “unleash your inner Jedi”

MYO's gesture control armband promises to let you "unleash your inner Jedi" by offering the ability to wirelessly control your smartphone or computer via gestures. It does this by detecting the electrical activity in your arm muscles as you move and responding accordingly. The device is now available for pre-order with shipping slated for late this year.

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Leap Motion sees its potential as a possible musical device

Leap Motion sees its potential as a possible musical device

As Leap Motion dev units have begun shipping out, developers have been toying with the motion-tracking device to find unique uses for it. One developer in particular ended up using his unit to help him out with his music recording. Stephane Bersot used the Leap Motion to play air drums, change the pitch of his guitar, and even control the EQ on his piano keyboard.

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Leap Motion inks Best Buy exclusive for motion-tracking dongle

Leap Motion inks Best Buy exclusive for motion-tracking dongle

Leap Motion's ultra-precise Controller will launch at Best Buy exclusively, the company has announced, with pre-orders of the motion-tracking dongle kicking off in February. Set to go on sale both in Best Buy stores and through the retailer's site - in addition to Leap Motion's own preorders - the 3-inch long gadget hooks up to your computer via USB, and can track the movements of up to ten individual fingers around it.

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Moen MotionSense Touch-Free Faucet hands-on

Moen MotionSense Touch-Free Faucet hands-on

This week we got the opportunity to take a peek at the newest Moen water distribution system for your sink, the MotionSense Touch-Free faucet. Moen's own Maribeth Kwasniewski showed this system off with us at ShowStoppers during CES 2013, revealing the multiple ways you're able to activate it when you get it for yourself in the very near future. The first of these is the Wave Sensor - that black dot at the top of the neck of the faucet, able to toggle the water's flow when you move your hand over or across it.

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ASUS partners with Leap Motion to bring gesture control to PCs

ASUS partners with Leap Motion to bring gesture control to PCs

Leap Motion has been working hard the past several months to get its gesture control technology in the hands of developers. It's doing a great job so far, and it looks like all that hard work will pay off, because the company just partnered up with ASUS to bring the Kinect-like technology to the desktop.

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Leap Motion giving 10,000 developers free units

Leap Motion giving 10,000 developers free units

Leap Motion, the start-up company that created an innovative gesture-control technology, is expanding its developer program and releasing a new software development kit, as well as giving a whopping 10,000 developers free Leap units over the next two weeks in order to increase the number of potential apps being released for Leap's new technology.

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