Former iAd Chief Andy Miller Joins 3D Motion Control Company Leap Motion

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    Leap Motion today announced (via The Next Web) that Apple's former iAd chief Andy Miller is joining the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. Miller was the founder of mobile advertising firm Quattro Wireless, which Apple acquired in January 2010 to form the basis of its iAd platform. Miller left Apple last August to take a position in venture capital.

    Leap Motion has introduced innovative new touch-free technology that will allow users to control their computers by gesturing in space above an iPod-sized USB peripheral sensing device. Leap Motion is currently taking pre-orders for the $70 device, which is compatible with OS X and Windows and is expected to begin shipping late this year or early next year

    Article Link: Former iAd Chief Andy Miller Joins 3D Motion Control Company Leap Motion
     
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    Amazing

    This technology is remarkable. It will go great with my Thunderbolt Display. Controlling such a big screen with gestures like that is awesome. I'm definitely getting it. At that price it is definitely a good value.
     
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    This is something id like my college to get for presentations; amazing product!
     
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    That's so cool. Maybe Apple should buy the company and incorporate the technology into the iMac and Apple TV.
     
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    Awesome! best of luck to him and this technology! I'd love to see more of this.
     
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    Meanwhile Betrand becoming a board member of Parallels is a Mac Blog article...
     
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    Leap looks incredible. I'd place a pre-order now but I'm not quite sure how well it'll do in terms of discerning the difference between my hands and my cat.
     
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    Microsoft's Kinect is already doing this, albeit less elegantly. It's really a bit of an afterthought, to be honest. I'd rather pick up my remote and scroll over than use my hand to swipe left and right.
     
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    I'm a fairly fit bloke, but dear Lord, my arms got tired just looking at this.


    Also, this makes the danger of having a cup of coffee on your desk increase at least tenfold.
     
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    I feel like my arm(s) would get tired after a while of constantly holding them up in the air.
     
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    Has potential to be something people will use.
     
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    Hell no I wouldn't want this incorporate into the iMac. Yeah it looks cool but do you understand how tired your arms would get from holding them up all the time. Magic trackpad > leap Mothion.
     
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    Yay, aching arms as you sit at your desktop.

    It's a cool product, very clever and looks great for "SOME" uses, but again impractical for normal computer use.

    Games, presentations etc etc.

    Sadly it will mean yet another VERY inaccurate way to control something on screen.

    Still impressive from a technical point of view. Perhaps another one of those great ideas, now let's find a real use for it type of products.

    Again, it's fun, and clever, but you are not going to want to sit at your desk and hold you arms/hands up controlling anything for any length of time.

    Unless you are conducting man orchestra for example ;)
     
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    This input device + a Mac Mini media center and I am in.
     
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    Sarcastic Correction:

    iAd - the most innovative/annoying product ever. :D
     
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    You can't wait for advertisements? Well, I haven't heard that before...
     
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    Post "Minority Report" era Jobsian sentiment - "If you see a glove, they blew it."
     
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    You've obviously never used Kinect for Xbox. It's great for games. No more controllers but you're right your arms do get tired after a while.
     
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    The fact that Andy Miller decided to leave Apple and join this company shows the level of confidence he has in it.
    I had my doubts about Leap Motion when it first came out, thinking it may be a drive by product; now I believe it may actually get somewhere. And maybe it's time to order it.
     

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