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    It has been announced that HP and Leap Motion have entered into a strategic partnership
    which will see unique HP devices equipped with the eponymous 3D motion controller. Initially a Leap Motion controller will be bundled with “select HP products” but the two companies will work to design and embed Leap Motion’s technology more elegantly into PC designs
    HP to integrate Leap Motion controllers into its PCs - System Builders - News - HEXUS.net


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    Unless it is free, I cannot afford new technology. My system is set in stone for the next 10 years at least unless I upgrade the motherboard and cpu. Touch or Leap Motion will not happen.
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    Interesting.

    We could use a new challenge.

    Let the Minority Report user interface come.
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    The Leap motion controller, which can be attached to any PC, apparently costs $80; not really a big deal if it can provide benefits. Certainly much cheaper than buying a touch screen.
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    Nice fine Ray. Really surprised the Fruit Company hasn't discovered a way to install it into their iMac line and then say something like, "Apple has now put such and such into their iMac line of computers." Then all the Mac fans would be going around and saying see how great and wonder "Apple" is; they invented this whole new way of computing. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Nice fine Ray. Really surprised the Fruit Company has discovered a way to install it into there iMac line and then say something like, "Apple has now put such and such into their iMac line of computers." Then all the Mac fans would be going around and saying see how great and wonder "Apple" is; they invented this whole new way of computing. . .
    You mean kind of like what happened with the smart phone industry? It wouldn't be a surprise at all if it happens exactly as you describe it. I hope it does.
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    Motion sensory stuff -- not pratical at all in a lot of places.

    Can you imagine this technology being used in a crowded place or even in most offices (some of which are quite crowded anyway).

    Just imagine a Visitor walking into an office with everybody gyrating around like mad and making in some cases what could be mis-interpreted as Obscene Gestures.

    If the visitor doesn't immediately RUN OUT of the building as fast as possible I'm sure he'll be on the phone immediately to call the vehicles with the men in the white coats to take everyone to "those special Hospitals".

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    I expect it will useful in certain situations.

    Not sure it will replace everything else - good to have another input method to complement the others.

    It might replace touch on some devices, but probably not immediately on very small devices, like watches.
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    Hi there
    Unless one was blind / severly visually handicapped what possible use for TOUCH is there on a WATCH for GAWDS Sake. Or are we going into the James Bond era where by turning the watch dial you launch a laser beam about as powerful as the Phasers in Star Trek.

    Limited motion sensors on watches though actually aren't a bad idea - they could re-charge a battery or even wind up an old fashioned spring -- saving manufacturing of batteries that use very environmentally unfriendly toxic heavy metals. And I'm not referring to some Bands who play that type of music which some would also judge as "Environmentally Unfriendly". (Actually although I usually like Classical Music I quite enjoy some Heavy Metal Bands too !!).

    I have a small LED torch I carry around with me --it charges up via motion sensor -- don't even have to wind it up. !! - You never know when travelling on the London Metro (Underground / Tube system) when you are going to get stuck for hours in a crowded station - or even on a train / or be stuck in the Channel Tunnel for Hours on a Eurostar train.

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