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CNET News Video: Control your computer with a wave of your hand

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CNET News Video: Control your computer with a wave of your hand

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CNET's Rafe Needleman demos gesture-control software for Windows 8.

I -- Rick -- from CNET. The next laptop you buy might be controlled by a minority report style gesture interface. I'm here with point grabs a soft god and we're looking at how this new technology. Runs windows eight. Just by waving your hands. Let's check it out. Guess I'm just teacher raise my hand and the point gratification will detect it as you can see I can control the -- very easily ten. Just grab and select any one of the -- movies. I can just swipe my hand. Through control and see what else we have here in the -- from and you can select one of the ties to open that. -- to library for example. Very easily. Browse the pictures. And then when I want to go back adjustment comes up my hand a switch between the application -- It can also zoom in zoom modes. And again go back to the main. That is really cool now. Don't your arms get tired trying to wave your computer -- -- of resting them on the keyboard -- so the idea used just to use just very short. Range motions to a simple -- -- -- would be very intuitive to users. And it just like totally different when you took him through it and 85 flights apiece he or -- and what hardware does this need in order to -- Just a single two. So this laptop that we're looking -- here is just the standard lapped up with a built in camera we're not we don't have any special 3-D technology nothing nothing nothing at all so simple to me comer. Okay excellent we -- -- honestly it will be available from several millions very soon to get there we go meet with eighth launch in late October. And out it is already exists in several -- -- the seven netbooks from for -- so eighth there. And higher. And it exists and that TVs via blog there have more than one million users. That's point -- running on windows eight machines the Christmas -- you buy might be gesture control everything from. --

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