| MUST READ Leap Motion: Control PC With Hand GesturesBy Thomas ClaburnGesture-based computer interaction, as depicted in "Minority Report," looks like it will soon become commonplace. "The Leap" peripheral lets you control UI elements using gestures made in the air.
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Anonymous Leaks 1.7 GB Justice Department Database
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VMware Claims It's Cheaper Than Microsoft
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Microsoft: Windows 8 Systems Coming In Late 2012
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Tape Turns 60, Finds Itself Popular Again
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Google Must Make 4 Antitrust Fixes
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SAP Shares Five-Point BI Improvement Plan
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