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In May 2019, Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion became Ultraleap (not to be confused with Magic Leap, which operates in the same space). It’s a name change representing the marriage of…

Ultraleap is bringing haptic touch to cars and VR headsets

It was way back in 2017 that the company that became Ultraleap (Ultrahaptics) demonstrated at TechCrunch Disrupt a technology that pioneered ultrasound to replicate the sense of touch. The impressive…

Ultraleap’s mid-air haptics tempts Tencent to join its $82M Series D fundraising

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Daily Crunch: Leap Motion waves goodbye

The company sought to completely change how we interact with computers, but now Leap Motion is selling itself off. Apple reportedly tried to get their hands on the hand-tracking tech,…

Once poised to kill the mouse and keyboard, Leap Motion plays its final hand

LG has put out a gesture-heavy hint ahead of the annual unveiling of new smartphone hardware at the world’s biggest mobile confab, Mobile World Congress, which kicks off in a…

LG hints at gesture interface for smartphone flagship next month

Leap Motion has been in kind of a weird place for quite a while now. They’ve raised north of $100 million for their tightly focused computer vision work hell-bent on…

Leap Motion’s new AR headset prototype is high-res, low-cost and a little bug-eyed

Under the nom de guerre of Redrock Biometrics, two former Leap Motion execs are waging war on the world’s legions of identification cards, pin numbers, passwords, and voice identification technologies…

Authentication now comes with a wave of your hand

Headset-based VR and AR may be a bit slower out of the gates than many had hoped, but investors are still pouring money into startups looking to change how consumers…

Leap Motion nabs $50M for its VR/AR hand-tracking tech

When Leap Motion debuted in 2010, it felt like a technology in search of a platform. The startup demoed some truly impressive motion tracking technology as a means of interacting…

Leap Motion demos its excellent hand tracking technology on Samsung’s Gear VR

VR makes the most sense when you don’t have to learn the controls and stuff just works. Today, Leap Motion dropped an early access beta version of their Interaction Engine which…

Leap Motion shows off Interaction Engine for their VR hand-tracking tech

Technology is quickly redefining what it means to be human. There is no denying that we are considerably different from the people who came before us, not only in that…

Will the Internet of Things make us superhuman?

[tc_aol_on code=”519505985″] Back in 2012, Leap Motion seemingly came out of nowhere with a crazy hand-sensing gesture controller that looked like something straight out of Minority Report. Alas, the product…

Hands On: Leap Motion’s Minority Report-style Gesture Controller Gets Smarter, Faster, And More Accurate
Hardware

3D Is The New 2D

12:00 pm PST • February 2, 2016

User interfaces traditionally have been 2D for desktops and the web. Mobile phone apps, while supporting 3D for specific cases like games, also have been 2D. The Flat UI design…

3D Is The New 2D

Samsung/Oculus’ Gear VR launch was the starting gun for AR/VR 1.0, so what can we expect next year? Strap on your magic goggles, it’s immersion time.

Augmented And Virtual Reality 1.0 — 2016 Preview

The second half of Facebook’s keynote took an odd turn today at F8, spending a surprising amount of time looking at the unknowns of consciousness and visual illusions. But toward…

The Biggest Challenges Left In Virtual Reality, According To Oculus

The open-source OSVR virtual reality headset is getting one of its first peripherals in the form of an optional faceplate that brings hand tracking to virtual reality projects via an…

Leap Motion Is Bringing Hand Tracking To The OSVR Headset In May

Today Leap Motion is launching a mount for its PC peripheral that lets you track your hands in virtual reality applications by attaching it to the front of the Oculus…

Leap Motion Launches VR Headset Mount For Its Hand-Tracking Controller

There are plenty of things to take for granted in this life, and the ability to hear is one that most of the population does. But not the team at…

MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language

Leap Motion, the company behind the desk-mounted sensor that lets you control your computer like Tony Stark in the “Iron Man” films, has today released a major update to its…

New Tracking Software Lets Leap Motion Keep Track Of Every Bone In Your Hands

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.…

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

Late last year, a couple of venture firms sought to invest in LEAP Motion’s gesture control technology by helping developers to build businesses around it with an accelerator. Today, the…

Meet The First 10 Companies To Take Part In Founders Fund And SOSVentures’ LEAP Axlr8r

Elliptic Labs, a startup that uses ultrasound technology to enable touchless, gesture-based interfaces, has finally pushed its tech into smartphones. It’s been demoing this at the CEATEC conference this week…

Elliptic Labs Launches Android SDK For Its Ultrasound-Powered Mid-Air Gesture Tech — Phones With ‘Touchless’ UI Landing In 2H 2014

Hardware startup Leap Motion, which managed to sell an impressive number of pre-orders for its standalone Leap Motion Controller gesture control computer accessory, today announced that the first fruits of…

First HP Computer With Embedded Leap Motion Tech Will Ship This Fall For $1,049.99

One of the TechCrunch Disrupt hacks this year is the brainchild of Matthew Drake, an Atlanta-based employee of advertising firm 22squared. Secret Handshake, Drake’s hack this year, uses the Leap…

Secret Handshake Lets You Pay With Hand Gestures And Leap Motion – No Phone Or Card Required

Haptix is a gesture-based input device for laptops and PC which supports in-air gestures — a la Leap Motion — but also interprets 2D gestures (such as pinch to zoom)…

Haptix Is A Gesture-Sensing Laptop Clip That Wants To Be Kinect For Accountants

The much-anticipated Leap Motion Controller began shipping to pre-order customers today, as reviews of the input device hit the web. The startup behind the controller has done an impressive job…

Leap Motion Launches With Limited Appeal, But It Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb Of Innovation

Pebble is selling its smartwatch via Best buy stores soon, with the device going on sale at the major U.S.-based electronics retailer on July 7 for $149.95. The e-ink display…

Pebble Smartwatch Is Coming To Best Buy July 7 For $149.95

Leap Motion is about a month away from shipping its 3-D gesture controller to consumers, and it wants to make sure there are plenty of apps for users to play…

Leap Motion Opens Up Beta Access To Developers In Preparation For Its July 22 Launch

Highland Capital Partners, which is already an investor in Leap Motion, has committed another $25 million to back the young startup. To do so, it’s established the Leap Fund, which…

Highland Capital Partners Commits To Invest $25 Million In Leap Motion Developers

Leap Motion was showing off its still unreleased gesture motion controller for computers at Google I/O 2013. The demo unit allowed you to use the controller to navigate Google Earth,…

Leap Motion Talks New Beta, We Go Hands On With Motion-Controlled Google Earth