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The armband let’s you control computers and other electronic devices by just moving your forearm muscles. The initial model recognizes 20 gestures, such as pinch to zoom and swipe for next. Near the end of the clip, you’ll see the skier using it along with Google Glass.

The MYO, by Canadian startup company Thalmic Labs, starts shipping late 2013 (limited quantities) at a cost of $149 and will work with Windows and Apple products. A few reasons pop into mind as to why it’s limited quantities (They have a lot of development left to do to make it mainstream? As a startup, they don’t have the production capacity, or the funding? Is someone else going to buy them out/make it? Are they afraid someone will use it to take over the world? Will it end up being a gimmick?). In the meantime, the near future of gesture control products…

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LET ME BE FRANK

The latest Metro is out and I’ve got a toilet comic in it. It had to happen sometime, right?

ladieslores1The funny thing is that straight after this was published I was waiting for a toilet at the Wedding Present gig and the woman in front of me started complaining, ‘C’mon, hurry up, what are they doing in there?’ I wanted to tell her about my comic, because there I illustrate the possibilities. It’s art imitating life imitating art. You should buy it so you can see what happens.

Or else you could wait 6 months and I’ll probably post it here because I’m too busy editing the proofs of my novel to write new comics (and I have so many things to write comics about! Oh, it’s so frustrating having to concentrate!) Here’s one from September or somewhere around then. Click on it and you’ll find a bigger version:

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LET ME BE FRANK

Some of you might recognise this comic from my apples blog – but now I’ve coloured it! I’m experimenting with a different file type as well because it makes cleaner images but it also takes longer to load. Sorry!

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Live to Write - Write to Live

Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: Early adopter or luddite? A shiny laptop and the latest writing software, or crisp paper and a fine pen? Which do you prefer? Why? If you use both, what drives your choice?

Lisa J Jackson writerLisa J. Jackson: Definitely not an early adopter. I wait for something to be out for a year or two before I dive in. My laptop is a few years old now, and my PC is a couple. Both need to be upgraded, since XP just isn’t hip anymore, but, well, I’ll keep plugging along. For journaling of any type it’s paper and pen for me. I find that I feel more creative writing with paper and pen, but I’m so…

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