Last week, the company that (literally) kickstarted the new virtual reality industry announced a groundbreaking new controller that lets you reach out and touch things in virtual worlds. I just gave it a spin. It’s good. Damn good.
There is an all-out war against the mouse, and this year, it's in the form of Motix. Instead of your standard point-and-click affair, your pointer finger becomes the mouse.
Not long ago, Microsoft took the Kinect out of some of its Xbox One bundles, dropping the price of the console to $400 and giving devs extra power to play with. If you got one of those and want to add a Kinect later, you'll be able to in October, for $150.
The Leap Motion Controller is cool—and it's about to get cooler—but the neat little dongle is a toy, not a must-have. Now, HP is going to start selling keyboards with Leap built right in, and it's probably the best way to get in on the fun.
The Leap Motion controller has always looked awesome, but its performance didn't quite live up to the promise. A software update is about to fix that, making every Leap Motion controller out there better in an instant.
It's been two weeks since Leap Motion appeared in the wild, and while it's far from being a perfect piece of hardware, the possibilities are pretty damn interesting. So far, most of the attention-getting apps have dealt with music. But there are plenty of other cool developments happening with the device, too.
Greasy fingers are the bane of touchscreens, obscuring the display behind snail trails of oil and streaks of grime. Forget that mess. Leap Motion has promised hands-free PC navigation for months now, and after some hands-on time we can confirm that the future is here, and it's amazing.
Leap Motion isn't just going to be a stand-alone product. The motion-control brand just announced a partnership with HP, meaning that, sometime this summer, you'll be seeing several HP devices with Leap Motion technology bundled right in.
While gamers are off writhing in front of Kinects to control virtual objects on the screens in front of them, scientists are using the same tech for almost the same thing. They're also flailing in front of sensors, but it's not Dance Central 3; they're manipulating real-life microscopic objects with a set of laser…
NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters' convention, is just around the corner which means an influx of pro-grade video and camera gear. Like Kessler's new drool-worthy all-digital Fusion motion control rig for DSLRs.
Are you aware of the bacteria on the things you touch daily? Dials and switches are crawling with germs. Turn a dial on an air purifier to clean the air you breathe, and you potentially infect yourself. That's why this steel-and-glass beauty features a motion-sensitive control. Control its speed with a wave of the hand
This video, called "Deus Ex Homine," is a stereoscopic 3D motion-controlled time-lapse by artist Peter H. Chang. It features some stunning footage of the San Francisco Bay Area and is immersive enough to make me supremely home-sick.
Movea thinks it has a good idea. It thinks the Move TV remote, which uses Wii-like gestures to flip through channels, is something that should be in our lives. It's not. The Move TV is a premise beyond idiocy.
How does one breathe new life into a retro-licious toy like Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots? In this day and age, it's a motion control setup from Zachery Shivers and Anne Flinchbaugh that they created for the TI Design Challenge.