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Add Gesture Control to Many Devices in Your House with singlecue [Live]

Saturday Jan 10, 2015 (00:09:28)

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Gesture-based interfaces are becoming more and more popular, thanks in large part to the work done by Microsoft with the two versions of the Kinect. Over the past couple of years, we have seen other companies try to launch hardware in this category, but they tend to lack purpose.

A company known as eyeSight is trying to fix that with their new singlecue. Building on the gesture concept found in the Xbox, singlecue allows you to assign gestures to actions on devices in your home. For example, making a hushing gesture could mute your television.

The signals are sent out using infrared, meaning nearly all devices with a remote can be controlled from the hub. For those that do not support IR, the singlecue also supports Wi-Fi, allowing you to control devices such as Google's Nest thermostats or Philips' Hue light bulbs.

The device is available for pre-order now at $129, and will retail for $199 this Spring when it launches to the public.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central and Todd Aune of The Elder Divide for the Tech Podcast Network.

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