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Filed under: Misc. Gadgets, Peripherals

Fabian's M.A. thesis is a bit hard to read if you take his advice: close your eyes. But despite that little problem, he seems to have come up with some clever applications for eye closing in a computing environment, specifically "How closing the eyes enriches visual media." You just have to peep the video showreel to see what he's getting at, but the basic gist of it involves using winks, squints and blinks to operate related computing tasks, such as closing your eyes to activate text-to-speech, or closing one eye to activate a sniper scope. Other applications get a little bit higher minded, such as using your imagination to improve video content, or merely blinking to shut off the screen and rest you eyes. If you want spy the rest of Fabian's research, you'll have to prop open your own peepers to get a view -- we're taking a nap.

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Submission + - Dungeons & Dragons and IT Part II: Tech Evange writes: "Network Performance Daily follows up on their first editorial about D&D and IT, which addressed why so many technical people like the game (or vice versa.) Now it goes into the relationship between players who stubbornly evangelize a favorite roleplaying system and IT staff who evangelize a specific hardware or software solution.

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