Here's the First Laptop with Leap Motion Built Right In

Ever since the initial teasers for the Leap Motion controller, there have been plenty of manufacturers getting ready to build it right into their laptops. Well that day has finally arrived. It's just too bad the first is kinda big. » 9/19/13 7:00am 9/19/13 7:00am

9 Unexpectedly Cool Leap Motion Apps Show Natural Interfaces in Action

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. » 8/05/13 9:03am 8/05/13 9:03am

Leap Motion Teardown: Magic Made Simply

The motion-controlled, hover-hands future isn't quite here yet, but we've used a Leap Motion and we can tell you first hand that it's damned awesome. But what's inside that little box of magic? A developer at SparkFun electronics dove inside to find out. The guts are surprisingly modest. » 6/28/13 9:38am 6/28/13 9:38am

Leap Motion Controller Hands-On: The Future Is Magic (Now With Apps!)

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. » 6/24/13 1:00pm 6/24/13 1:00pm

Leap Motion + Hologram = The Future of Awesomeness

Whether you like gesture control or not, Leap Motion's fine-grain floating-finger input looks like pure future. And it only gets better when you're controlling a pseudo-hologram with it. And that's exactly what Robbie Tilton did with his Tony Stark-worthy setup. » 3/07/13 12:57pm 3/07/13 12:57pm

Scientists Can Use Kinect To Pick Up Microscopic Balls with Laser…

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… » 11/05/12 12:40pm 11/05/12 12:40pm

Air Purifier Works Without Your Filthy Hands Touching It

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 » 3/15/12 12:20pm 3/15/12 12:20pm

The Most Incredible 3D Time-Lapse Yet Is a Beautiful Love-Letter to…

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. » 11/08/11 11:20pm 11/08/11 11:20pm