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Bank Clerk Dozes Off on Keyboard, Accidentally Transfers 222,222,222.222 Euros ($295 million)

Bank Clerk Dozes Off on Keyboard, Accidentally Transfers 222,222,222.222 Euros ($295 million)

Adriana Lee

Ever fall asleep on your keyboard? Of course you have. Who doesn't know the fuzzy horror of waking up with an indentation on your cheek and NNNNNNNNNN across that all-important document? When it comes to one bank staffer in Germany, those NNNNNNNNNNs would've been far preferable to the numerical digits she wound up snoozing into existence when she accidentally transferred $295 million...

Intel Demos "Perceptual Computing": Gestures, Voice, Facial-Rec Coming To Your PC Soon

Intel Demos "Perceptual Computing": Gestures, Voice, Facial-Rec Coming To Your PC Soon

Adriana Lee

One of the most fascinating bits of future tech on the radar is mid-air gesture control. (Think Kinect. Or Minority Report‘s computing gestures.) Leap Motion made a splash in 2012 by introducing an extremely accurate accessory that can read users’ motions within an interactive 3D space of 8 cubic feet. And unbelievably, the price is only $70 per preorder/unit. Most recently, the company...