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2021
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Thursday February 23, 2021
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Tricky fingers:  Minority Report's gesture control gets an upgrade

Tricky fingers: Minority Report’s gesture control gets an upgrade

Minor­ity Report and Gmail Motion pre­dicted ges­ture based soft­ware con­trol but they for­got one thing: Humans are lazy. Whilst just an April Fools day prank back in 2011, Google’s Gmail Motion attracted a lot of atten­tion with the promise of intu­itive, ges­ture based com­puter con­trols....
Augmented reality: The two worlds merge.

Augmented reality: The two worlds merge.

Divi­sions between the Inter­net and the real world are blur­ring as the two con­tinue to merge. In its early days, the Inter­net remained sep­a­rate from the ‘real’ world and there was lit­tle over­lap. Peo­ple would open up a web browser and ‘go on-line’ to check their emails,...
The House of the Future?

The House of the Future?

Well, it didn’t quite turn out like this but here’s a great lit­tle slice of how inter­net com­pany Arnet envi­sioned the ‘house of the future’ back in 2010. (Note: the video is in Span­ish but you don’t need to under­stand Span­ish to appre­ci­ate the humor.)  ...