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Startup aims to be lord of the sensor-filled gesture control rings

Japan's 16Lab thinks its controller ring's components are a differentiator.

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Leap Motion reveals bid to become Oculus Rift's head-mounted VR controller

$20 Oculus Rift mount lets users track their hands and fingers in 3D

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Back to the future?

This week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes a famous prop from "Back to the Future." (Alas, you won't do any time traveling.) We've also got cables, speakers, stands, and more.

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Trinity Magnum takes aim at the tricky problem of VR controls

It works well enough, but does a pricey, niche controller have lasting appeal when we're still searching for a great general VR controller?

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Better batteries

This week's roundup of new iOS gear includes several new ways of powering up your iOS device when a power plug isn't nearby.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Ready, aim, campfire!

This week's roundup of new accessories for your iOS gear includes a device that uses your campfire to power up your iPhone, plus the usual assortment of speakers, keyboards, stands, and more.

Gesture-sensing keyboard bridges gap between touch, traditional inputs

Microsoft Research has developed a prototype keyboard that understands basic gestures.

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Logitech's TV-controlling keyboard can light up a room

The Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 features backlit keys so you'll never have to fumble for that remote control when watching a movie in a darkened room.

Expo Notes: Livescribe hopes to make the pen mightier in the digital age

The smartpen maker came to Macworld/iWorld to show off its Livescribe 3 smartpen and tout the third-party apps that now work with the smartpen.

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Developer spotlight: Livescribe looks to offer a mightier pen

We may be living in a digital age, but the makers of the Lightscribe 3 smartpen thinks there's still room for pen and paper -- assuming it's high-tech pen and paper, of course.

Developer spotlight: Talking microphones with Blue

Blue Microphones tells us about the latest audio accessories they've made for the Mac.

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Fujitsu's PC-phone hybrids cut power consumption for unified communications

Fujitsu also showed a laptop with its PalmSecure palm-vein authentication built in at the Cebit trade show