Apple’s 3-D mapping tech would turn your iMac into an Xbox Kinect

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New technology dreamed up by Apple would allow users to control an interface by simply striking a pose. This would work by having Apple devices generate a depth map for identifying “a head and at least one arm of the humanoid form” from any image in which one appears.

A way to switch on our next Apple TV by waving a hand or turning your head toward the screen? Yes please!

Microsoft declares iPhone 6 most popular device of 2014

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The iPhone 6 dominated 2014. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Even Microsoft admits the iPhone 6 is king of 2014. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Microsoft released its list of the top Bing searches of 2014 this week, and among tech companies, Apple appears to be this year’s big winner, again.

The iPhone 6 and iPad both ranked among the top 5 tech search words of 2014, according to BingTrends. Other top searches included Fitbit and the Xbox One, but the iPhone 6’s biggest competitor – the Samsung Galaxy S5 – didn’t even place in the top 10.

Here are the complete rankings:

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