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The Aria adds gesture control to your Android Wear smartwatch

Truth be told, there were a couple of things manufacturers – and even Android developers themselves – were willing to sacrifice just to have a microcomputer strapped on to your wrist. In situations where you are doing stuff where your hands are busy (don’t get any ideas) like eating, brushing your teeth, playing ping-pong, or anything that will stop you from swiping your smartwatch to see notifications – we were willing to gloss over that. But really, someone should have thought about it, and it’s about time “The Aria” came out – because someone did think about it.

Spellcrafter lets you cast spells through gestures on your Android

If you're a fan of wizards and spells type of stories or if you secretly wanted to be a mage who can cast spells with a few waves of the wand, then mobile games that lets you do theses things may be of special interest to you. A new RPG game called Spellcrafter brings you a different spell casting system that you can enjoy "performing" on your Android device, even as you go on a magical adventure filled with quests and fraught with danger.

Kiwi for Android Wear controls smartphone with gestures

If it’s always been your dream to control your smartphone with Jedi mind tricks, well you’re one step closer to that with a new app for your smartwatch. Kiwi for Android Wear allows you to control your smartphone through your wearable device not by actually touching it but through hand gestures that are set for specific actions. Yes, just a wave of your hand can now let you use your gadgets even without taking it out of your bag or pocket.

FlickKey keyboard says flicks are better than swipes

On-screen keyboards, even something as different as Minuum, often use taps or swipes, or even both. Now there's third gesture that wasn't to jump into the mix. With FlickKey, you still do a very minimum amount of tapping, but once you put that finger down on the screen, all you need to do to type out words is to flick.

Nod, the gesture control ring arrives for pre-order

Another entry has arrived in the wearable space today. This one is a ring called Nod that brings the promise of "beautiful, touchless interaction." Essentially, those wearing the Nod ring will be able to control items around them with a wave of the hand.

QuickCamera launches your camera with a flick of the wrist

If you've fallen in love with the Moto X's features but can't part ways with your trusted smartphone, then there are various apps available that try to emulate that experience. One of the missing puzzles is now available in the form QuickCamera, an app that will launch your immediately camera app with a simple twisting motion.

Cruising with Sailfish OS: a preview of possibilities

When Finnish company Jolla tried to fulfill its promise of bringing forth a smartphone unlike any other, it didn't exactly make a big splash. Nonetheless, it is still continuing to send ripples that are now reaching Android shores. Here we take a peek at what more adventurous users might soon see on their home screen or even on their device itself.

Air Swiper app lets you control your device with a wave

Touchless control seems to be a fad these days, with both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the newly announced Motorola Moto X supporting some form of air gestures to access some functionality on the device. Whether it's to avoid greasy smudges or to have some stylish way of dismissing calls and messages, fans of the gesture-based system need not pine for new phones just to get this feature.

Google Keyboard: 5 helpful tips and tricks

When Google released the stock Android Jelly Bean keyboard to the Play Store for all users, it was quite the shocker. Offering their keyboard as an alternative to manufacture skinned models, or the likes of Swype and SwiftKey. For those who do (and don't) use the stock keyboard, we wanted to share a few tips and tricks that make it useful. Things like gesture typing, next-word suggestions, and even text expansion support.
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