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  • Leap Motion Lays Off 10% Of Its Workforce After Missing On First Year Sales Estimates

    Leap Motion Lays Off 10% Of Its Workforce After Missing On First Year Sales Estimates

    Leap Motion won a lot of buzz early on for its motion controller, which is designed to make it possible for users to interact with their computer through gestures alone. The early buzz and pre-order interest led to a lot of growth, with the company swelling to 120 employees at its peak. But disappointing reviews when the hardware actually shipped took some of the wind out of the startup’s… Read More

  • Apple Looking Into A Smart Stylus With Light- And Motion-Sensing Powers

    Apple Looking Into A Smart Stylus With Light- And Motion-Sensing Powers

    Apple has a new patent application published today by the USPTO (via AppleInsider), which details a stylus with a nib that can be extended to take advantage of multi-touch capabilities for a wider brush stroke, and that has built-in light sensors so that it can act as essentially an eye-dropper tool for the real world, capturing colors from physical objects to use in digital painting. The patent… Read More

  • Palette’s Modular Harware Controls Give You Sliders, Buttons And Knobs For Creative Software

    Palette’s Modular Harware Controls Give You Sliders, Buttons And Knobs For Creative Software

    Waterloo-based startup Palette is building a moddable hardware controller for your computer that can turn into a complete mixing board, should you need one. It's a hand accessory that fits the description of something I've actually been looking around for based on the fact that editing video without some sliders for fine-tune scrubbing is a pain, and it's on Kickstarter now. Read More

  • The Ego! Smartmouse Combines Hardware Authentication With A Mouse That Doubles As A Motion Controller

    The Ego! Smartmouse Combines Hardware Authentication With A Mouse That Doubles As A Motion Controller

    A new Kickstarter project called the Ego! Smartmouse blends together some recent trends in computing, including hardware identity authentication and 3D motion control to come up with a unique input device that wears many hats. The Ego! is a mouse in the traditional sense, allowing you to control your desktop or laptop computer, and it also has on-board file storage, can work as an authentication… Read More

  • Ergonomic $30 mouse looks like heaven on a desk

    Ergonomic $30 mouse looks like heaven on a desk

    Oh man, my poor brittle RSI-ravaged wrists feel better just looking at this mouse. I can’t wait until this time next month when I’ll undoubtedly have one of these $30 “Wow-Pen Joy” mice sitting atop my desk when they hit American soil. It appears to function just like a regular mouse except that it’s gigantic and lopsided so as to keep my claw-like hand in a more… Read More

  • Blizzard Employee Lets Kid Design Game

    Blizzard Employee Lets Kid Design Game

    Next time you load up World of Warcraft, you may have a newfound understanding for all those players running around trying to get gear. Blizzard employee Rob Pardo watches his 7-year-old daughter play on her 54 Warlock and gets a better perspective of the game. Says Pardo: Playing games with my daughter is great because it really allows me to see what is fundamentally fun about game mechanics. For… Read More

  • New Multi-Touchscreen Prototype Could be the Coolest Thing Ever

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/607757611 I had eye surgery yesterday, so I guess my attention span is a bit shot. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been engulfed in videos today. Anyway, the Pogue posted this video a bit earlier. It demonstrates a pretty incredible touchscreen that can interpolate multiple points of contact. Take a look and drool uncontrollably. The… Read More