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Shikumi Design's Kagura app

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.

Windows 8.1 creates mouse-control problems for gamers

Windows 8.1 causes a subpar mouse performance for video games under certain circumstances.

microsoft kinect translator

Microsoft uses Kinect to interpret sign language from deaf people

It can already read hand and body movements, but Microsoft's Kinect technology is incorporating sign language into its motion-sensing vocabulary, too.

3D Scan Test

Every existing smartphone and tablet can now be a 3D scanner

Microsoft research team claims it has devised a way to turn 2D images into a 3D renderings in less than two minutes.

Livescribe's latest smartpen draws heavily on iOS

The Livescribe 3 smartpen captures your notes as you jot them down, syncing them with a companion app for the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone.

on macworld.com

Google's acquisition of Flutter may pair its tech with Glass

With its acquisition of gesture-recognition company Flutter, Google may be looking to beef up Google Glass and its Android products while also looking to win over the hearts and minds of Apple iPhone users.

on techhive.com

DoCoMo 'anything interface' glasses (1)

DoCoMo shows 'touch display' for computer glasses

The technology essentially takes any paper surface—a sheet of writing paper or the page of a book—and with the tap of a finger turns it into a display before your eyes.

on techhive.com