Motion Control

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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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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MotionEngine Lite revealed with Smart TV intentions

MotionEngine Lite revealed with Smart TV intentions

The folks at Hillcrest Labs have revealed a brand new addition to their Freespace MotionEngine software family: MotionEngine Lite - made specifically for in-air cursor control with Smart TVs. Systems with this software will be able to bring on Smart TV motion control action with lower cost and simpler implementation than the larger cross-section of solutions on today's market. This little magic wand-waving solution will be working with Texas Instruments ZigBee RF4CE and Bluetooth connected devices starting this week.

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Leap Motion sees 26,000-strong developer interest: Ships February 2013

Leap Motion sees 26,000-strong developer interest: Ships February 2013

Leap Motion, the startup looking to bring motion-tracking 200x more accurate than Kinect to desktop and mobile, has revealed the gush of developer interest in the gadget, with early units expected to ship within months. Over 26,000 curious developers have applied for free Leap Motion units by last week, the company says, with prospective applications including gaming, robotics, and CAD software. "We've already seen developers propose exciting applications for the Leap that we hadn't even imagined" CEO Michael Buckwald said of the process.

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