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HP's keyboard with integrated Leap Motion gesture controls to start selling separately

Previously sold only with select HP computers, the company's Leap Motion keyboard will be available to buy as a standalone keyboard later this June.

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Microsoft's prototype keyboard understands gestures

The gestures are designed to replace some more advanced keyboard shortcuts.

Gesture-sensing keyboard bridges gap between touch, traditional inputs

Microsoft Research has developed a prototype keyboard that understands basic gestures.

Microsoft's next Kinect camera may be staring you in the face

While Intel plans to integrate its RealSense cameras directly into laptops, Microsoft could work with what's already there.

Expo Notes: Livescribe hopes to make the pen mightier in the digital age

The smartpen maker came to Macworld/iWorld to show off its Livescribe 3 smartpen and tout the third-party apps that now work with the smartpen.

on macworld.com

Developer spotlight: Talking microphones with Blue

Blue Microphones tells us about the latest audio accessories they've made for the Mac.

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Microsoft reveals next-gen Kinect for Windows design, teases launch

A powered-up Kinect for Windows sensor is coming. Surprise! It looks an awful lot like the Xbox One Kinect.

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Fujitsu's PC-phone hybrids cut power consumption for unified communications

Fujitsu also showed a laptop with its PalmSecure palm-vein authentication built in at the Cebit trade show

on techhive.com

Do tablet strokes need a language? Wacom says yes

Wacom's WILL will make it easier to capture handwriting or sketches, share them and recreate them on other platforms, Wacom said.

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Archos turns to Bluetooth Low Energy to monitor activities in the home

A tablet linked to a range of sensors and control devices allows the programming of simple home monitoring and automation scenarios.

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Hands-on: When iPads get drunk, they dock with the TrewGrip keyboard

If you've ever longed for a keyboard for your iPad mini or phone that's vaguely suggestive of a pasta shell, perhaps the TrewGrip is for you.

on techhive.com

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HP embeds Leap Motion gesture controller in 11 desktop and all-in-one PCs

Leap Motion's finger-waggling tech is coming stock in a slew of HP desktops. Too bad the Leap Motion idea outshines the implementation.

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Intel app winner conjures music with a wave of the hand

Shikumi Design won $100,000 from Intel for its Kagura app, which could turn DJing into performance art.

Apple acquires 3-D sensing technology company PrimeSense

Apple did not disclose how it would use the PrimeSense technology, which was used to power the Kinect motion sensing device in the original Xbox.

Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 mouse issues, but not for all games

For PC gamers, at least, it looks like most of Windows 8.1's issues are now fixable--especially if you're comfortable with registry edits.