New technology that could signal the end of the computer mouse.

Even though the humble mouse has managed to hold on to it's place in the world of computing, one company is set on exterminating it with a device that can turn any surface into a 3-D multi-touch one.

Ractiv is the company who think they've got what it takes, and their device is called Haptix.

There have been earlier attempts such as Leap Motion, but following its release in July, the reviews seemed to follow a similar trend. It’s a lot of work for developers to integrate into their apps, and equally demanding for users to control – you have to outstretch, and hover your arms above the keyboard.

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