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Trinity Magnum takes aim at the tricky problem of VR controls

It works well enough, but does a pricey, niche controller have lasting appeal when we're still searching for a great general VR controller?

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Why the PS4's DualShock controller has a LED bar: Controlling virtual reality

You can use it to tell when your controller is on or to aid the PlayStation Eye, but the real reason Sony put the light bar on the DualShock 4 was virtual reality.

on techhive.com

Prototype lets blind 'feel' smartphone display

Called Hamsa Touch, the project converts images from a screen into electrical impulses you can feel on your hand.

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Researchers try a new 'twist' on smartwatch control

Rotating, tilting and clicking smartwatches could open up new interface possibilities

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Nod is a gesture-control ring that aims to make your finger the ultimate input device

Wave your hand to control a brave new world of connected devices. That's the Nod promise. But do you really need another wearable in your life?

on techhive.com

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SteelSeries Sensei Wireless review: A gorgeous mouse with a gargantuan price tag

The Sensei Wireless is one of the best wireless gaming mice on the market; it’s also one of the most expensive.

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

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Corel ends test of Painter that supports Kinect-style control

Corel has pulled the plug on the Corel Painter Freestyle app. You can no longer download it or even use it if you have it already.

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Researchers: Older Mac webcams can spy without activating warning light

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University created an application that can disable the LED on first-generation iSight cameras while in use.

Microsoft pushes for better touchpads on Windows laptops

Microsoft will work with Intel, as well as trackpad technology companies Elan and Synaptics, on its Precision Touchpad effort.

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Virtuix Omni gaming treadmill will let you walk through your favorite game worlds

Virtuix Tuesday launched its Kickstarter funding campaign for the upcoming Omni, allowing backers to pre-order the omnidirectional treadmill.