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How Will Future Cars Interact With Humans?


Future automobiles may come with a set of controls very different from what we’re used to now. Mechanical knobs and switches already are being replaced by touchscreens, but that's just the beginning. There are a multitude of other possible ways in which drivers can interact with their vehicles, and the list is growing as technology drives down the cost of this new human-machine interface (... » read more

Power, Performance And Electronic Surveillance


The disclosure that smart TVs can be used as for surveillance purposes is hardly a revelation. Makers of these devices have been advertising gesture recognition features for several years. Far from being evil, TV makers were responding to market research that showed voice inputs were a good way to boost sales in a saturated digital TV market. They added cameras so buyers could wave their han... » read more

Next Up: Touchless Screens


By Kurt Shuler Gesture Recognition Qualcomm’s announcement this Monday that it has acquired assets from gesture recognition technology pioneer GestureTek makes it official: Gesture recognition based on video camera technology will be in phones sooner than we think. [caption id="attachment_7583" align="alignnone" width="716"] Source: TI and YouTube[/caption] Video-based gesture recognit... » read more