I don't know what Calvin Ference does for a living, but obviously he's having far more fun than I am. Case in point, he sent in this link for The Leap, a little gizmo no bigger than your smartphone that works much like the Microsoft Kinect... only better. And cheaper.
It seems Minority Report-style computer interfaces might arrive a whole lot sooner than we expected: A new USB device, called The Leap, creates an 8-cubic-feet bubble of "interaction space," which detects your hand gestures down to an accuracy of 0.01 millimeters -- about 200 times more accurate than "existing touch-free products and technologies," such as your smartphone's touchscreen... or Microsoft Kinect.
Before you read any further, watch the video. It's really rather awesome -- and apparently the video is footage of a real The Leap unit, rather than a computer rendering (you know a device is serious when the The is part of the product name). You will also notice that it doesn't only detect hand movements and gestures -- you can use objects, such as a pen or chopsticks, or, assuming software support, your favorite pet.
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