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Pantech, Korea's third handset manufacturer, has taken the jump into gesture-based recognition with its latest handset, which incorporates technology from eyeSight. What that means is that users can answer a call, navigate though images and generally interact with the handset using nothing more than a flick of the wrist, even if …

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Neat...

I hope that none of the gestures involve a sharp downward chop motion towards the phone, or there's going to be a very gooey "splat" noise (and muffled audio).

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Wow Android just keep getting better and better for porn. Just needs an uncensor mode for those Japanese movies now, someone work on it.

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Wasn't this technology announced

by Adobe at it's last conference?

http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-pick/adobe-previews-incredible-photoshop-unblur-image-feature-20111011/

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Isn't it bizarre how the movement from fixed phone to mobile has come full circle to a device you interact with without touching... voice and gesture recognition.

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Only on Android, you say? What a pity.

Sounds like a useful technology as movement is an international language which will circumvent dialects as with Scots accents on the 4S phone.

If we could train the technology new movements, all manner of potential uses arise.

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Thumb and forefinger touching

Other fingers bent to similar angle as forefinger. Reciprocating motion towards and away from target device.

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Great, but

All I need now is a tractor beam to get it out of my pocket, so I don't have to touch it with my other filthy hand.

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Hitchikers guide

A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.

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Douglas Adams had a great quote about TV controls going (in the days before remote-controls) from buttons to touch pads to (paraphrasing) "waving your hands to control it, with the unfortunate side-effect of having to sit infuriatingly still lest you accidentally change channels in the middle of a program". Unfortunately my google-foo is weak today, and I can't find it.

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Look up

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Check the timestamps - I submitted that one minute after the Anon did. It took about 1 hour to clear moderation.

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Surfing porn, w*nking, and sending the pictures to your ex by mistake, all with one hand?

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Take that Apple gesture unlock patent lawyers!

Didn't see that one coming did you?

Perhaps they did though and we'll find out about it as soon as it becomes the defacto method for unlocking.

Although doesn't ICS unlock your phone using face recog?

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microsofts kinect lawyers.

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Those who can't do, teach.

Those who cannot stand competition, sue.

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How long till we have the first security problem with background apps abusing this to spy on users?

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wait!

Apple probably has a patent for that too!

I wonder if the wireless mind-over-device patent has been approved.

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I wonder how that will work out

to dial write the numbers in mid air..

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