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Next Big Thing? Gesture Based Interfaces

on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd

Some dismiss gesture based computer interfaces as a gimmick, but more than one big company is betting heavily on the technology. There's Microsoft's doubling down on Kinect, and the Leap Motion startup got a lot of buzz pre-launch. (Since launch, not so much.)

Now Google is making what will be seen as either the same mistake as those other guys, or a shrewd move in future proving. They've acquired gesture startup Flutter.

When we started three years ago, our dream to build a ubiquitous and power-efficient gesture recognition technology was considered by many as just "a dream", not a real possibility. Since then, we have strived to build the best machine vision algorithms and a delightful user experience.

I'll say this much: I have a very specific gesture in mind for rebooting the computer when it hangs because of Flash.

H/T: The Next Web

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