3-D gesture recognition is going mainstream--jumping from the consumer market for gaming to the most ubiquitous of user interfaces (UI), the TV remote. Programmers should check out the new 3-D gesture recognition APIs for Android 2.3 Gingerbread. I predict @NextGenLog that 3-D gestures like shake-to-undo will become standard for UIs within two years.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.