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  • Instructions Leap Motion
    Basic instructions on how to use Leap Motion Basic instructions on how to use Leap Motion

    Basic instructions on how to use Leap Motion

Basic instructions on how to use Leap Motion

Check out this short and fun video to get started with your Leap Motion. Some basic concepts are key before you start using the device, such as proximity to the controller or lighting conditions. (more…)

  • Leap Motion as a mouse
    Touchless: use Leap Motion as a mouse Touchless: use Leap Motion as a mouse

    Touchless: use Leap Motion as a mouse

Touchless: use Leap Motion as a mouse

Since Leap Motion launch yesterday, the question I’m reading the most is about mouse-like interaction. For some reason, there’s plenty of interest in replacing our old pal for something better, faster and smarter. (more…)

  • Leap Motion Shipping Delayed
    Shipping of Leap Motion starts Shipping of Leap Motion starts

    Shipping of Leap Motion starts

Shipping of Leap Motion starts

Leap Motion officially launches tomorrow. Some customers have already received confirmation of shipment and it’s expected that on July 22nd the Leap Motion app store, Airspace, will be available for those who receive their units. (more…)

  • Leap Motion Controller
    Evolution of Leap Motion Controller Evolution of Leap Motion Controller

    Evolution of Leap Motion Controller

Evolution of Leap Motion Controller

When I first saw the Leap Motion Controller (more than a year ago, when it was first announced), I expected it to be as big as a Jawbone JAMBOX speaker. It seems it wasn’t that far from reality. At least at that point. Now, after quite some time, it’s as big as a USB Flash Drive. (more…)

  • How Leap Motion works
    How does Leap Motion work? How does Leap Motion work?

    How does Leap Motion work?

How does Leap Motion work?

A few days ago I posted a video with initial 3D tests with Leap Motion. Today I wanted to share a quick demonstration of Leap Motion that took place during SXSW. One of the things that truly caught my attention was the level of accuracy that this device has. (more…)

  • HP and Leap Motion
    HP and Leap Motion: the future of motion sensing devices? HP and Leap Motion: the future of motion sensing devices?

    HP and Leap Motion: the future of motion sensing devices?

HP and Leap Motion: the future of motion sensing devices?

You don’t really need to have a great imagination to figure out millions of uses of Leap Motion embedded inside various daily technology products. Apparently, HP feels the same way and agreed to some type of partnership with Leap Motion to embed the device in some of their products, as well as serving Leap Motion as a bundle with some packages. (more…)

  • Leap Motion 3D
    Initial tests of Leap Motion in 3D Initial tests of Leap Motion in 3D

    Initial tests of Leap Motion in 3D

Initial tests of Leap Motion in 3D

Here’s a video worth watching about pre-tests of how Leap Motion would work in a 3D environment, back in 2012. Leap Motion and 3D are definitely here to stay, with bigger improvements since this initial test took place. (more…)

  • Leap Motion mouse
    Using Leap Motion as a mouse Using Leap Motion as a mouse

    Using Leap Motion as a mouse

Using Leap Motion as a mouse

A year ago, the Leap Motion Controller was promoted as a “replacement for a mouse“. Months later, the approach has been switch to a more moderate additional resource to complement with both mouse and keyboard. (more…)

  • Leap Motion and Minority Report
    The “Minority Report” interface The “Minority Report” interface

    The “Minority Report” interface

The “Minority Report” interface

It’s funny how many times I’ve heard people comparing Leap Motion and Minority Report. The movie showed those fancy “air screens” where Tom Cruise would navigate through photos and video using special gloves that would detect his finger move and click. (more…)

  • windows 8 for Leap Motion
    Leap Motion for Windows 8 Leap Motion for Windows 8

    Leap Motion for Windows 8

Leap Motion for Windows 8

Windows 8 brought to the table a new approach to computers, wanting to suggest the touch-screen environment in desktops and laptops. From that perspective, Leap Motion solves two issues in one: it allows users with non-touch-screen computers to interact in a similar way, and it also adds more value to those interactions, like expanding functionality of traditional peripherals like keyboard and mouse.  (more…)