“We want people to associate good startups with RocketSpace in the same way you’d think law with Harvard, or tech with MIT.”
“I wasn’t even trying to hack it,” Malwarebytes researcher Jean Taggart told me. “I was just showing a coworker. He walked up, put his hand over my keyboard, and logged into my computer.”
Leap Motion enables precise gestural control through 10-finger tracking for only $80.
After months of developer releases, preorders, video teases, and OEM deals, Leap Motion’s 3-D motion control is finally available for purchase.
The patent covers both clip-on projectors, which would certainly not be an Apple design preference, and built-in versions, which would be integrated within an iPhone or iPad, and would be much more down Apple’s strike zone.
An Apple delegation reportedly visited PrimeSense’s Tel Aviv headquarters recently, as top engineers checked out the company’s facilities and technology. Apple already has three research and development centers in Israel.
Most interestingly, this means that Apple has created camera-based gesture-sensing technology which could eventually find its way into apps and the operating system at large. Or even other Apple products, such as Apple TV or MacBooks.
“We want our users to have a magical experience, with easy and natural movements in the air leading to amazing interactions,” co-founder David Holz said. “Leap Motion’s mission is to break down the barriers between people and technology.”
This morning Google announced that the next major version of Google Earth, available today, will support input from Leap Motion’s innovative new gesture control technology. In other words, you’ll be able to fly virtually around the planet, using your hand to guide and direct the software.
Leap Motion announced a major new partnership with HP today to embed its hardware and software right into new HP laptops and desktops. And mobile devices like smartphones, tablets — and glasses — are coming up next, the company told me.
Microsoft Research is always working on cool new features, and based on a video Microsoft just released, it seems clear that the next version of Kinect will be able to better recognize hands, hand positioning, and hand gestures, effectively letting you control your Xbox — and your PC — with just the equipment god gave you, right out of the box.
If you haven’t already pre-ordered, however, the price is now a little higher: $79.99, up $10 from the pre-order cost.
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There’s still no official release date, but Leap Motion has already scored a major deal for its long-awaited gesture control gadget with Best Buy.
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The Leap adds physical gestures to the now-standard computer interface vocabulary of visuals, mice, keyboards, and touch, and “lots of other OEMs” are interested in the technology.
If you’ve always wanted to control your computer with Tom Cruise-like Minority Report gestures, that day is one step closer. And the technology is 200 times more sensitive to motion than Xbox 360′s Kinect.
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The motion-technology company plans to release The Leap gestural controller next year and brought on Zagorsek to lead its marketing efforts.
Leap Motion released statistics today demonstrating high interest in its motion-controlling PC peripheral.
Anyone who has wanted to point their finger at their computer to make something happen will appreciate the Leap, a new motion control peripheral from startup Leap Motion. The small aluminum device uses finger waves and hand gestures to interact with operating systems and computer programs.