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Motorola confirms acquisition of facial-recognition tech company Viewdle
See-through 3D computer with gesture controls gives us a glimpse of the future [video]
CES: Everybody Dance Now

Augmented Reality Player Viewdle Now Really Part of Google's Motorola Unit

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Motorola confirmed late on Wednesday that it has acquired Viewdle, a maker of augmented reality and image recognition software. “Motorola Mobility today announced that it has acquired Viewdle, a leading imaging & gesture recognition company,” a Motorola representative said in a statement. “Motorola and Viewdle have an existing commercial agreement...
Augmented Reality Player Viewdle Now Really Part of Google's Motorola Unit
Intel launches developer tools for 'perceptual computing'

Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

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Those wacky guys over at PBS’s Idea Channel. The show, which focuses on the convergence of tech, art and pop culture, recently did a segment on how Microsoft’s Kinect has the potential to create amazing digital art. Hosted by Mike Rugnetta and produced by Kornhaber Brown, the piece focuses on...
Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

Augmented reality apps draw interest

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Google-owned Motorola Mobility's acquisition of Viewdle this week, a jump in the number of visitors to the insideAR conference, and Nokia's recent launch of the City Lens application all illustrate growing interest in augmented reality. After augmented reality became over-hyped about two years ago, interest waned a bit, but...
Augmented reality apps draw interest

Sony reveals how the PlayStation 4 Eye works

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Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has been dropping a few more details about the how the company's latest camera sensor will work. Called the PlayStation 4 Eye, it comes with a pair of 1,280 x 800 cameras, four microphones and an 85-degree field of view. The two cameras are designed to...
Sony reveals how the PlayStation 4 Eye works

Museum display company sues Apple over touchscreen patent

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Yesterday law firm Hagens Berman filed a lawsuit in a California US District Court against Apple Inc related to “gesture recognition technology for touchscreens” covered in patents owned by Flatworld Interactives. The company, which originally developed its technology for museum exhibits in the 90s, is seeking an “injunction enjoining Apple...
Museum display company sues Apple over touchscreen patent

Aptina unleashes 1080p and 4K mobile sensors, entire point-and-shoot segment cringes

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Hear that? That's the sound of the entire point-and-shoot camera industry bracing for yet another blow. As smartphone cameras mature, it's becoming ever more difficult to convince consumers to use anything other than their phone outside of special occasions where ILCs or DSLRs are necessary. Aptina has a lot...
Aptina unleashes 1080p and 4K mobile sensors, entire point-and-shoot segment cringes
Microsoft’s SemanticMap: After Project Glass, Another Take On How To Make The World More User-Specific

With 'Ping' clothing, status updates literally tap you on the shoulder

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Arduino-powered clothing is nothing new; we've seen CO2-detecting dresses, compass belts and inbox-checking T-shirts all within the last six months. But this Ping social networking garment concept is not quite the same thing. Where those were DIY projects with a single-function, Ping is the brainchild of a professional UI...
With 'Ping' clothing, status updates literally tap you on the shoulder

Son develops visual-based, Kinect-powered email system for stroke-stricken mother

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The blog Dad Hoc brings us the story of a custom-developed Kinect-powered email system, which was built for a stroke victim who suffers from aphasia, a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain that process language, making it difficult to read, speak or write. My mom has lived...
Son develops visual-based, Kinect-powered email system for stroke-stricken mother

Qualcomm buys EPOS assets to enhance Snapdragon processor, enable "next-gen" user experiences

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Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of semiconductor company Qualcomm, today announced that it has acquired ‘certain assets’ of EPOS Development, which specializes in ultrasound technologies for input solutions for a wide variety of digital devices, including pen, stylus and gesture recognition. EPOS, which is based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, has developed...
Qualcomm buys EPOS assets to enhance Snapdragon processor, enable "next-gen" user experiences

Intel Creates $100 Million Fund To Make Your Car Smarter (INTC)

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Intel Capital announced today a $100 million fund devoted to cars. So what's a chip company doing betting on technology in cars? Intel estimates that by 2014, cars will be one of the top three fastest-growing markets for connected devices and Internet content. That eventually gives Intel an opportunity...
Intel Creates $100 Million Fund To Make Your Car Smarter (INTC)

Intel Capital creates $100M fund to invest in perceptual computing

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Intel Capital has created a $100 million fund to finance perceptual computing projects, or those that use more senses to interact with computing devices. Perceptual computing includes gesture recognition using 3D depth cameras, which send signals into a room and measure the time it takes to bounce back in...
Intel Capital creates $100M fund to invest in perceptual computing

Hands-free Fruit Ninja: NUIA makes it easier to code PC apps with eye control (hands-on)

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We know what you think this hands-on is about. That laptop you see up there has a Tobii eye-tracking sensor affixed to it, and you're probably wondering why we're still dwelling on it after getting hands-on twice at CES 2012 and once more at CES 2013. But that's not...
Hands-free Fruit Ninja: NUIA makes it easier to code PC apps with eye control (hands-on)
Cool gaming demos at Intel's developer event (gallery)

Intel reportedly in talks to acquire Omek Interactive

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Intel is hatching plans to acquire Israeli gesture recognition and tracking technology firm Omek Interactive, three people close to the matter said. Competitors Qualcomm and Samsung are also considering making an offer — although one source said that a bidding war for Omek is unlikely. For these companies, gesture...
Intel reportedly in talks to acquire Omek Interactive
Toyota and Microsoft working on driver gesture recognition (no, not those gestures)

Android this week: Google X phone; Flipboard goes big; Galaxy gets Grand

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Results of Google’s Motorola purchase haven’t yet appeared in any new products, possibly to avoid issues with other Android hardware partners. That may be changing in 2013. A Wall Street Journal report indicates that Google and Motorola resources are designing an Android handset to better compete against Apple and Samsung....
Android this week: Google X phone; Flipboard goes big; Galaxy gets Grand

AMD outlines Elite Performance laptop APUs with game-ready Wireless Display

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AMD isn't focusing all its attention on its entry-level mobile APUs today: it's also providing details for the faster Richland-based models. The new A6, A8, and A10 mobile variants fall under the Elite Performance badge, and theoretically beat Intel to the punch with up to 71 percent faster 3D...
AMD outlines Elite Performance laptop APUs with game-ready Wireless Display

Games meet brains: the new immersive tech of gaming

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From joysticks to gamepads and now gesture recognition, gaming has been downsizing the gadgets over the decades, and it is getting close to tapping into the ultimate controller: your brain. About 300 people gathered to learn about and test the latest neurogaming tech at the eponymously named conference and expo...
Games meet brains: the new immersive tech of gaming

Myo gesture-control armband uses muscle power

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The Myo gesture-control armband is looking to consign camera-based gesture recognition to the history books. [Read more]...
Myo gesture-control armband uses muscle power
Funding Daily: Time to start pitching, startups
Convertible tablets and gesture recognition to be the stars of Intel's developer conference

Touché Teaches Objects To Sense Your Touch

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Researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon University have created an interesting new technology using Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing that allows nearly any object to sense multiple points of contact on its complex service. This would allow, for example, door knobs to understand when to lock and unlock based on your...
Touché Teaches Objects To Sense Your Touch

Apple Is Working On A Killer 3D Camera (AAPL)

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Apple is working on a new 3D camera that could be used in the iPhone, iPad, and potentially other devices, according to a patent unearthed by Patently Apple. The camera would make full use of Apple devices' Retina displays to show off 3D images in greater detail than any...
Apple Is Working On A Killer 3D Camera (AAPL)

Intel Capital Launches $100M Connected Car Fund To Invest In Automotive Technologies

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After launching the Ultrabook Fund to invest in tablet technologies, Intel Capital, the investment arm of chip giant Intel Corporation, has created a $100 million fund to invest in technology innovation in the automotive industry. Called the Intel Capital Connected Car Fund, the new venture vehicle will be targeted primarily...
Intel Capital Launches $100M Connected Car Fund To Invest In Automotive Technologies
Whiteman Technology readies Windows-based set-top box
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