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LEAP - A Natural User Interface which allows users to control computer in three dimensions with their hand and finger movements

More and more gadgets are now focusing to provide natural movement interfaces, Microsoft Kinect is an brilliant example of this technology.

LEAP is another such device which makes use of some clever technology to offer excellent natural hand and finger based gesture control for computer users, the futuristic and geeky gadget is now available as pre-order for $70 and just require the user to plug it into a USB port, load Leap Motion software and perform a quick calibration to get started.

LEAP is advertised to be "more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen." Sizing equal to a flash drive, the device can distinguish individual fingers and track movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter for perfect precession. A video with real world demonstration with office, creative and gaming usage is posted after the jump.

LEAP MOTION CONTROLLER

ODROID-X - Powerful Android development board with hardware specs similar to Samsung Galaxy S3 for $129

Portable computing units are in-vogue and the latest to join the bunch is ODROID-X, a powerful computing unit with PC like performance powered by an ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Core and 1 GB 800 Mhz DDR RAM.

ODROID-X is aimed mainly at android developers and comes with an impressive hardware spec-sheet similar to "Samsung Galaxy SIII", i.e. a 1.4 Ghz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor, 1GB RAM, Mali-400 GPU, on-board Android 4.0.4 ICS (also supports Ubuntu 12.04), 6 USB 2.0 ports, micro USB port, micro HDMI port with full-hd 1080p video output, standard 3.5mm headphone and microphone jack, 50pin IO expansion port, 100 Mbps Ethernet port and an SD card slot for storage. The best part the board is available (from end of this month) for $129 with free worldwide shipping.

ODROID

HiveDock - iPhone screen and sound magnification without wires, buttons or external power

HiveDock is a new gadget which amplifies the sound and magnifies the screen of iPhone 4 without any additional power source, wire or button. You simply slide-in your phone and enjoy your phone with a bigger screen and louder sound. Do checkout the video demonstration with website links after the jump.

Hivedock

Hack to get Apple iOS in-app purchase items for free

A Russian developer has published a hack which enables iOS users to get in-app purchases for free, the trick makes use of a "man-in-the-middle" type of attack making the target app believe it is communicating with the real Apple Appstore server instead of the fake appstore.

The hack is working on all devices running iOS 3.0 to 6.0, to get this working all a user needs to do is to install a root certificate and change DNS servers on their devices. A video demonstration of this working is posted after the jump.

VLC For Android now officially available for download

VLC media player made it's way to the mobile world with Apple iOS release and as an pre-alpha developer release on Google Android platform. Now all android users can enjoy this versatile open-source video player on their devices as the beta version is now available officially at Google Play store for free. The "VLC Player NEON" version currently released supports only ARMv7 CPU based devices and features the ability to play majority of local audio/video files, network streams, multi-track audio and subtitles, auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments, gestures and a media library.

VLC for android

hike - free sms service with support for both on and off network cross-platform messaging

hikeThere is no doubt that users love free text messaging services, be it WhatsApp, HeyWire or jaxtrSMS as reviewed earlier. The latest addition to peer-to-peer (requires same app with internet connectivity to be installed on sending and receiving devices) SMS services "hike" goes one step ahead with offering unlimited hike-to-hike messages with 100 free SMS credits every month to message those who aren't on hike network. hike also features spam blocking support with cross-platform application access.

free sms service

[Video] Google Voice Recognition beats Siri hands down and can work offline too...

Google unveiled the latest version 4.1 of Android mobile operating-system "JellyBean" with announcement of Nexus 7, and with it comes the new "Google Speech Recognition" technology.

Apple's voice recognition assistant "Siri" is a hit and Google can't afford to loose behind, there were rumors of development of similar technology codenamed "Google Majel" and the results are out now with introduction of new "Google Speech Recognition" with Android 4.1 JellyBean. Here is a video showdown how Apple Siri and Google Voice Recognition competes each other.

Apple Siri compared to Google Voice

PasswordPilot - A niftly little Cydia hack which automatically fills-in appstore password when prompted on Apple devices

The beauty of jailbreaking your device is that it allows users to perform hacks on the device, and achieve functionality which are otherwise not possible or allowed. Here is one one such little hack which saves you from those repeated, irritating "password prompts" when you install anything from iTunes Appstore on your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Password Pilot Cydia Tweak

aakash 2 is tough, droptest video

Indian government educational android "Aakash 2" is not only cheap but also sturdy, to prove this here is an droptest video.

aakash 2 video

aakash 2 - The improved cheap educational tablet from Indian government

aakash tablet logoThe much hyped $35 Indian android education tablet failed miserably due to low-end hardware specs. Now, "Aakash Tablet 2" is all set to launch hoping to change that, this time powered by sufficient hardware power to work smoothly. Featuring a 7 inch screen, Cortex A8 - 800 Mhz CPU, 256MB RAM, 2GB flash storage, 3000 mAh battery, WiFi & GPRS running Android 2.3, the new version of the tablet come in two flavors the one with resistive touch costing Rs.3,499/- ($70) which will be marketed commercially as non-subsidized UbiSlate 7+ and Rs.4,299/- ($85) for UbiSlate 7C which features an Multi-Touch Projective Capacitive Screen.

aakash 2 tablet

Complete Aakash 2 specifications, features and video with pre-order links posted below.

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