Last week, the company that (literally) kickstarted the new virtual reality industry announced a groundbreaking new controller that lets you reach out and touch things in virtual worlds. I just gave it a spin. It's good. Damn good.
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Not long ago, Microsoft took the Kinect out of some of its Xbox One bundles, dropping the price of the console to $499 (in Australia) and giving devs extra power to play with. If you got one of those and want to add a Kinect later, you'll be able to in October for $169.95 (Australian RRP).
The Leap Motion controller has always looked awesome, but its performance didn't quite live up to the promise. A software update is about to fix that, making every Leap Motion controller out there better in an instant.
If motion control has a future, Leap Motion will have something to do with it. Our mates a Business Insider Australia had one given to them, and we took the liberty of nicking it to have a play. Prepare to feel the power of the Force.
It's been two weeks since Leap Motion appeared in the wild, and while it's far from being a perfect piece of hardware, the possibilities are pretty damn interesting. So far, most of the attention-getting apps have dealt with making music. But there are plenty of other cool developments happening with the device, too.
The motion-controlled, hover-hands future isn't quite here yet, but we've used a Leap Motion, and we can tell you first hand that it's damn awesome. But what's inside that little box of magic? A developer at SparkFun electronics dove inside to find out. The guts are surprisingly modest.