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Gesture-Controlled Laptop

August 19, 2008

Toshiba’s new Qosmio laptop is the only gesture-aware computer on the consumer market. Software loaded on the laptop lets users control Microsoft programs like PowerPoint and the Windows Media Player with just a wave of the hand. Using a webcam built into the screen, the computer can distinguish three gestures–a raised palm, a moving fist, or a thumb flick–from up to 10 feet away.

Credit: Toshiba

Product: Qosmio G55-Q802

Cost: $1,549.99

Source: explore.toshiba.com

Company: Toshiba

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