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Talking Google shoes + other SXSW coolness

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  • Shoes that talk and computers that react to your gestures on display
  • Check out Google Shoes and the Leap Motion controller

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Talking Google shoes + other SXSW coolness

Coming soon: Shoes that talk to you and computers that react with a wave of your hand.

Digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong shows off two gadgets that are getting a lot of buzz at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

The shoes are still a concept product (Mario even wonders if they might be an early April Fools' joke) and come complete with a smack-talking voice that sounds a little like KITT from "Knight Rider" and encourages you to exercise.

Read more: To heck with tech specs: Bar bans Google Glass

But the "Minority Report"-style Leap Motion controller is a real product you can pre-order now. It starts shipping in May. In some cases it can replace your mouse or keyboard to let you interact with whatever's on your screen without touching anything.

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