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Leap Motion Project North Star can make you a table tennis pro

Leap Motion Project North Star can make you a table tennis pro

OK, maybe not, especially without the experience of an actual ball hitting the paddle or knowing the right amount of force to apply to a swing. But Leap Motion’s hand tracking technology, combined with its Project North Star augmented reality headset, could give users an idea of what a table tennis game could feel like. And this is precisely the kind of artificial skills training that Leap Motion is trying to sell. Along with its upcoming headset, of course.

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Leap Motion AR UI takes us one step closer to Iron Man

Leap Motion AR UI takes us one step closer to Iron Man

It might be low on computer wizardry this time, but those reviewing MCU films in preparation for Avengers: Infinity War may have been reminded of the jaw-dropping but probably unrealistic user interfaces Tony Stark is so fond using. While we might still be years, maybe even decades, away from such holographic UIs, one company might already be laying the foundations of that future today. Leap Motion continues teasing its augmented reality UI for its Project North Star that might let you forget the ridiculous-looking contraption you have on your head.

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Leap Motion’s AR headset looks insane, but could be miraculous

Leap Motion’s AR headset looks insane, but could be miraculous

This week we're having a peek at what Leap Motion is bringing to the table for augmented reality. We've seen them create some unbelievable pieces of technology before - especially when it comes to motion tracking and control. Now it would appear as thought they're jumping into the augmented reality universe face-first.

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Qualcomm VR HMD gets Snapdragon 835, Leap Motion hand-tracking

Qualcomm VR HMD gets Snapdragon 835, Leap Motion hand-tracking

GDC and MWC are just around the corner, and Qualcomm is diving head-first into virtual reality with a new dev-kit and hand-tracking technology. The chipmaker may be best known for its smartphone processors, but that same silicon is just as much at home in head-mounted displays. Indeed, the Snapdragon 835 is the centerpiece of Qualcomm's new Virtual Reality Development Kit.

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Leap Motion wants to rid mobile VR of controllers

Leap Motion wants to rid mobile VR of controllers

No matter the visual, and even aural, fidelity of virtual and augmented reality headsets, the illusion starts to break down the moment you want to grab something in the synthetic worlds. You can’t, at least not literally. We are, instead, limited to input devices like sticks or, worse, gamepads, especially on mobile VR with less capable smartphones. If Leap Motion has its way, however, that will be a thing of the past soon. The company specializing in glove-less hand and finger gesture input has revealed a new platform that aims to bring that same freedom of movement and input to mobile VR.

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Leap Motion just updated to meet the HTC Vive head-on

Leap Motion just updated to meet the HTC Vive head-on

This afternoon the folks at Leap Motion have delivered an update to their VR headset mount hardware - and the software therein. They've made it possible to use the Leap Motion motion tracking device to put your hands in the virtual reality universe. This - you might be thinking - isn't strictly new. You're right. What IS new is the ability to see your hands and work with your hands at the same time as you're using the HTC Vive's wireless controllers.

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Leap Motion turns your hands into VR controllers with Orion

Leap Motion turns your hands into VR controllers with Orion

This is no doubt the year that virtual reality becomes a real thing. We've got three different headsets slated to come out, which will finally give us the ability to immerse ourselves in other virtual worlds. But headsets are only one part of what we need to be able to truly experience virtual reality. We still need to be able to interact with the environment around us.

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Leap Motion’s Open Source Virtual Reality support gets real

Leap Motion’s Open Source Virtual Reality support gets real

Right up front - attached at the faceplate - that's where you'll find the Leap Motion tracker on the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit later this year. An announcement has been made by the Open Source Virtual Reality group that suggests Leap Motion is fully onboard - supporting the initiative and preparing their motion tracking equipment to ship with the first developer-aimed hardware later this year. This would make the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit the first VR headset to ship with Leap Motion attached - supposing Oculus VR doesn't get there first.

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Leap Motion wants you to go completely hands-off with VR

Leap Motion wants you to go completely hands-off with VR

Virtual Reality is a dizzying mix of pure awesome and comforting familiarity. Though you’re existing in a completely digital environment, something on the outside always keeps you tethered to reality, typically a controller. Today, Leap Motion is taking things out of your hands, possibly for good.

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Leap Motion Muse turns your hands into musical instruments

Leap Motion Muse turns your hands into musical instruments

Leap Motion has announced a new music app that is available for the Mac user called Muse. The software is a music creation platform that allows users to create ambient music using hand gestures. Muse is the result of work from a musician called BT and Dr. Richard Boulanger from the Berklee College of Music. Muse does require a Leap Motion controller.

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HP Leap Motion integration expands to desktops and all-in-ones

HP Leap Motion integration expands to desktops and all-in-ones

Supposing you're in the mood for controlling your computer with a wisp of your hand this upcoming winter season, HP and Leap Motion have today suggested that you're in luck. They've made clear that they're bringing the move beyond their original integration of Leap Motion control in the HP Envy 17 and are moving on up to a massive 11 new devices. These devices include desktop and all-in-one computers as well as a new Leap Motion keyboard.

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HP ENVY17 Leap Motion SE first to market with embedded micro sensor

HP ENVY17 Leap Motion SE first to market with embedded micro sensor

This week the folks at Leap Motion have made clear their intention to dive ever-deeper into the world of high-powered electronics, hitting a real-deal HP notebook here for starters. This is the first of what may be a series of HP/Leap Motion connections, given their announcement of co-development earlier this year. This is the HP ENVY17 Leap Motion Special Edition notebook, complete with Leap Motion's own 3D motion control technology embedded into the very hardware.

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