LEAP Brings Motion Control To Your Computer

If you have seen the ridiculed touch-screen computer rumors floating around the web, then this may be the evolved form of it. Leap Motion has started a new project called “LEAP” which focus on your hand motions to control your computer. A small box placed in front of your computer screen reads and tracks your hand motions and transfers them to your monitor. This idea and technology is relatively similar to Microsoft’s Kinect, which provides an interactive experience with the Xbox 360 and Windows computers.

The LEAP strives to provide its users a gestures-only experience, similar to Apple's trackpad multi-gestures. While motion-controlled computers are a fairly new concept, Leap promises an innovative approach to your daily computing and at a surprisingly low price. You can pre-order the LEAP on their website at $69 a pop. 

The video shows the LEAP at work. 

blueSLR Lets You Control Your DSLR With iOS Devices

blueSLR is a new company that are introducing a new way of controlling your DSLR using your iOS device wirelessly over Bluetooth using their dongle that attaches to the side of your DSRL. All you need is a Nikon DSLR, blueSLR's free iOS app and of course a compatible iOS device like the iPhone 4, iPad, iPhone 3G/S and iPod Touch. As of now blueSLR do not support other DSLR brands except for Nikon but will soon support the Canon brand. You can see if your Nikon DSLR is supported here. Your photos will be tagged by the built-in GPS module so you will know exactly where you've taken your pictures.

You can control the shutter release and auto-focus timing using the blueSLR app. You can now pre-order yours for $149 and expect shipping on December 20th. 

Nir Schneider