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Touch-Sensitive Buttons Will Let New TV Remotes Recognise Gestures

There’s all kinds of fancy touchscreen remotes available today, but when you’re absent-mindedly watching TV, physical buttons mean you don’t have to constantly look down to change the channel. That’s not to say that touchscreen capabilities like gestures aren’t handy, which is why Philips has developed a new kind of remote technology called RevoTouch that brings the best of both worlds.


iOS 7 Is Secretly Baby-Proof

Regardless of what you think of its icons, iOS 7 is a big design shift for Apple and it’s here to stay. When the new OS finally hits consumer phones everywhere, it might be a little surprise for some, but there’s one demographic it’s really going to flummox: babies.


Finally A Chance To Bend The Weather To Your Will

It always rains the day you’re moving or gets really icy when you have a lot of driving ahead of you. Murphy’s Law definitely applies. If you could control the weather things would be much easier, and Design I/O wants you to feel like you can. Their installation allows participants to make it rain, produce wind, drive snow and bust out of ice blocks, all with a wave of your arm.


You Can Control Your iPhone With Your Head In iOS 7

Hidden inside the Accessibility settings of iOS 7 is a sneaky new way to control your iPhone (or iPad): with your head. Yep, with simple left or right head movements you can navigate your iPhone. You’ll look a little bit crazy but ooh wow look at you control your iPhone invisibly.


One Of The Most Underrated Features Of iOS 7

In previous versions of iOS, you had to slide to unlock in one very specific location. Now? Oh man.


Your Home's Wi-Fi Network Could One Day Replace Your Kinect

Gesture-recognition systems, like the Kinect or the upcoming Leap Motion, rely on special hardware and require you to be in a specific place to detect your motions. A limitation that researchers at the University of Washington have all but eliminated by instead using the Wi-Fi network in your home to recognise gestures.


Microsoft's New Kinect: Much More Than Mere Motion Control

I hope you like motion control, because it ain’t going anywhere. Microsoft just announced its new Kinect, and although it’s not literally wired into the Xbox One, it will be coming with every Xbox One sold. But this time Kinect is less about about gaming and more about media than ever.


Watch Leap Motion Turn A Windows 8 Rig Into A Futuristic Dream Machine

We’ve already seen what the Leap Motion can do in apps that support it, but it stands to make your everyday OS-level boredom into a futuristic gesture-controlled wonderland too. This new video shows exactly what kind of applications you can look forward to on your Windows 8 machine, at it seems at least as cool as touch.


You Could Control Google Glass With A Wink

When was the last time you winked? When was the last time you winked and didn’t immediately regret it? It’s probably been a while, but Google is aiming making winking cool again(?), by hard-coding some ;) functionality right into Glass.


Leap Motion Hack Lets You Drive A Boat With A Wave Of Your Hand

The Leap Motion hacks just keep coming. The motion-controlled gadget still hasn’t hit our shelves, but eager engineers are already hooking their developer kits up to all the electronics they own.