Google Earth lets you fly around the globe with new Leap Motion support

Jos

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Adding to its short but growing list of high profile tie-ups ahead of launch, Leap Motion announced today that the latest desktop version of Google Earth will include native support for its gesture control device. The news come just in...

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TomSEA

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I can see how this could be useful in various types of business meetings. Imagine you'd need a pretty stout computer (with graphics card) to make it run as smoothly as this video shows though.
 

Jad Chaar

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Good to see large companies supporting Leap.
I can see how this could be useful in various types of business meetings. Imagine you'd need a pretty stout computer (with graphics card) to make it run as smoothly as this video shows though.
You can switch between OpenGL and DirectX in Google Earth so I bet one would be smooth like that. I have a dedicated GPU and my Google Earth doesnt run that smoothly. Considering it is a All-in-one, I wont be surprised if it is Intel HD 4000.
 

TS-56336

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Google probably invested more time on this then a year full of support for Google Reader. Don't trust them to stick with this either.
 
I hope they will support lower version of operating systems also because we here in Bangladesh can not afford high quality line as well as super speedy machines, let us surf the net faster than ever before.