Microsoft, by the hand of J Allard, the guy in charge of the Entertainment and Devices (Xbox and Zune) Division, has filed for patent protection for a "Magic Wand". What? Oh, it's a Wiimote.
We've heard the rumors about Microsoft's Wii-killing, motion-sensing Xbox 360 add-on set to debut at E3, but the Ars Technica crew thinks they got a hands on with it—15 months ago.
The camera works by translating hand and body motions into an avatar's movements in Second Life. Tip a bit forward and the avatar will walk, tip faster and the avatar will run, tip too fast and you'll fall down (presumably). The included demo also shows the camera translating various movements into jumping, flying and…