New Orleans, LA - Hurtling down the highway in excess of 55 mph is a tricky business — controlling the temp, futzing with the radio, talking, texting, sipping a drink or chomping on a sandwich, checking the GPS, selecting what music to play from your iPod or smartphone — and, oh yeah, watching the road. Monster wants to eliminate at least one of these driving distractions — controlling your music.
Until Kinect and Tobii get miniaturized enough to fit into a laptop that won't crush your femurs into calcium supplements, a startup called Flutter offers a simple way to control music and movie playback with hand gestures using even a webcam as terrible as the one in a netbook.
Solving a problem that nobody seemed to have in the first place, Berger and Fohr's "Rechner Calculator" trades button presses for multitouch gestures that will supposedly speed up your calculating needs by 200 percent!
Touchscreens are a step up from keyboards for interfacing with mobile devices, but they're still not as easy to use as they could be. Voice recognition technology is one way to go, but for many tasks, a direct approach is more efficient, and Google has patented a new gesture that'll make searching nearly effortless.
Is there anything the Kinect can't do? Tinkerer, David Stolarsky's SwimBrowser is a different breed of web browsing — you swim with your hands to navigate the Internet.
Touchscreen's are dirty — extremely dirty. Stop for a sec and think about all the places you touch before going to play with your tablet. Yeah, it's gross. A magic dock could soon give you some peace of mind — its motion gesture control doesn't require any physical contact.
This sleek desk lamp features an array of LEDs on the underside of its arm. In order to turn it on, you just pinch with your fingers on top of it to determine just how many of them you want...