12/17/2013, We are bound to see a lot of amazing things at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, and PointGrab has revealed today just what it will be showing off at the event. The company’s next generation gesture recognition technology will be on display, technology which makes it easier for users to control consumer electronic devices as well as home appliances through gestures controls. Basically the technology uses depth […]
05/20/2013, Leap Motion, the device built to bring touch-like gesture controls -without a touch screen- will enter into its beta phase soon. Before that, the company has posted a video to show what its vision for Leap Motion on Windows 8: watch the video above. The demonstration shows “real-world” use cases, including web browsing, zooming in and out test, navigating apps, movies and photos.
07/23/2012, Doing something else while driving at the same time can be a dangerous – even if it’s as simple as changing the radio station or adjusting the temperature of the vehicle. Well, it looks like the folks over at Harman have come up with a solution. Using an infra-red sensor that’s mounted on the dashboard of the vehicle that can recognize facial expressions, drivers perform simple gestures while still driving […]
12/08/2011, It seems like gesture-based control is the in thing now thanks to a recent patent filed by Apple. The recently published patent revealed that Apple had plans to implement a system that would allow users to interact with their Mac computers via gestures, a system that we guess could be comparable to Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect system.
10/27/2011, While there are video editing tools for iOS devices, the fact of the matter is that it’s a bit hard to edit videos on such small screens, plus sometimes touching the screen can cause unintentional editing which can ultimately lead to frustration. A new patent by Apple has suggested a way for iOS users to edit videos on their devices through the use of gestures without having to touch the […]
10/03/2011, Sick of losing your house keys, or wish that your pant’s pockets would stop tearing or going out of shape thanks to your keys? Well it looks like thanks to a group of Taiwanese researchers, opening your doors with an “invisible key” could become a possibility in the not-so-distant future.
08/16/2011, If you’re a Swype user, we’ve got some great news for you. A new version of the alternative Android keyboard is on the way, and it packs a bunch of new improvements that will no doubt please its fans. One of the new additions to Swype is the support for gestures. The updated Swype keyboard has seven built-in gestures for you to launch programs and to perform text-editing functions. For […]
07/26/2011, It has been reported that Qualcomm, the manufacturer behind the popular Snapdragon processors that have been put to a lot of good use in recent smartphones, has acquired unspecified assets from GestureTek. GestureTek is a company that specializes in gesture-recognition technology found in TV screens and video game consoles so it is safe to say that the assets, though unspecified, have something to do with gesture-based technology as well. It […]
06/17/2011, The act of taking self-portraits in an art unto itself, some people have the gift to manage to get an entire group of 10 people into a photo while taking a self-portrait while others not so lucky end up with photographs that cut people out or are angled badly. Timers can sometimes help although it does make one look rather silly holding a pose for 5 seconds until the camera […]
05/09/2011, Our hands are capable of moving in so many possible different ways, but when it comes to using touchscreen devices, we seem to be performing the same gestures all the time. The same swipe to the left and right, pinch to zoom, and so on. Not to say that there’s anything wrong with it, but there’s only so much we can do with same moves in different applications. And because […]
10/13/2010, Apple’s been granted several patents related to the company’s work in multitouch touchscreen technologies, which debuted on the original aluminum iPhone and changed the PDA and smartphone market from a stylus-based enterprise device to a finger-friendly, fun consumer phone. The patent that we’re examining today relates to pinch to zoom, and although the patent that Apple was granted is limited in nature, it does mark a major milestone for a […]
10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Hitachi was demonstrating a user-interface that was based on a retro-projector and a pair of cameras (infra-red and regular color). The retro-projector allows the image to be posted on a large surface while keeping the cost of the actual display down, as there is no gigantic touch-sensor required. If this is to be used in a public place, it might also be more convenient if people don’t put […]
06/08/2010, While voice activation is a pretty useful feature, many folks have had frustrating experiences when the technology isn’t implemented well. So what alternatives are there? Well, EyeSight’s Natural User Interface might be a possible solution, as it uses the cell phone’s front camera to detect hand motions, allowing developers to write applications to support these gestures. An example would see users playing music, changing tracks, browsing photos or even fiddling […]
02/02/2010, It looks like Toshiba’s PortÃ©gÃ© lineup will be getting a new member in the form of the M780. While most manufacturers out there are gunning for the increasingly popular tablet design, Toshiba hasn’t given up on the convertible tablet design just yet. The M780 laptop that we dug up sports a 12.1-inch 1200 x 800 TruBright LED backlit display. Thanks to its convertible tablet design, it’ll make use of the […]