It’s that day of the week again—the day when we post all the new apps worth checking out. This time around we’re highlighting Apple’s Android release (which has seen some major trolling), an app for iOS that’s all about helping you spend less time on your phone, and an alarm for Windows Phone that goes above and…
When you don a virtual reality headset, it blocks out the real world. You no longer see your body. But what if there were a way you could see your hands through the headset, and use them in virtual reality? Oculus just bought a company that might have the technology.
An Android 5.1 update is rolling out to the 2014 Moto X. It adds a new gesture that turns the the flashlight on and off. To do it, simply “chop twice.” That sounds weird, but makes more sense when you look at this GIF:
Sometimes your hands are completely tied up when you need to use a device the most—so even gesture recognition is no use, let alone a touchscreen. MIT’s latest input device though, which turns your thumbnail into a track pad, could help.
A few weeks ago I found a crazy idea on Kickstarter: A gamepad that basically lets you touch your television without leaving your couch. It promises to track your fingers and display their location on the TV before they touch down. Now I've tried it. It's promising, but needs work.
Keyssa Kiss is the name of the most amazing way to dock a device I've ever laid eyes on.
Leap Motion's amazing-looking gesture control debuted last May, and it's had developers crawling all over it ever since. Now, the company is finally getting ready to sell it to you—and it'll only cost $80.
Leap Motion's amazing-looking gesture control debuted last May, and has had developers crawling all over it ever since. Now, Asus has announced that it's teaming up with the company to produce a range of computers using the tech—and they should be here this year.
Gesture control as we know it is rudimentary at best. But a new San Francisco startup called Leap Motion has just announced a new 3D motion control system that its claims is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market—and it's set to cost just $70.
Disney Research (which presumably has lots of mice) created a new sensing system called Touché that can sense a wide variety of human hand and body interactions, not just touch screens, but in all sorts of objects—even liquids.
If you're buying a new computer and it comes with a mouse you're probably looking at a shitty machine bundled with a relic. The age of the mouse is over. Anyone pushing them with new computers is selling crap.
In an attempt to make hitting a poke button convey as much emotion as actually jabbing someone with your finger, researchers at Osaka University have developed a smart balloon interface that knows when it's being touched or squeezed.
Nuance is reportedly acquiring Swype, the company behind the popular keyboard alternative for Android. The purchase price is estimated to be a cool $100 million.
This Happy Hacking Keyboard Type-S doesn't have any text on the keys, because come on, when you speak 1337 you don't need freaking letters, yo. But even better, it's dead silent so you can hack into servers and shut down the CIA's website without having to worry about pounding so loud on the keyboard that you wake up…
We've seen virtual keyboards before, but not many virtual trackpads, if any in the consumer space. EvoMouse is here to change that, bundling their input device in the cutest piece of plastic possible.
Touch screens are allowing us to break free from mouses and cursors and interact with the things we see on our displays more directly. But maybe the mouse just needed an overhaul—here's how the latest spherical one works.