Next Big Thing – eye controlled texting
This is going to cost one hundred million pounds isn't it?
Oh, you've read our Next Big Thing on eye-controlled games, I see. Tobii's £10k arcade game might be out of your reach but Senseye reckon their eye controlling tech is coming to Android smartphones and tablets late 2012 or 2013 – and for cheaps. The cameras Senseye uses cost between $10 and $100 – it's the secret software that's the clever part.
So I just stare hard enough and it reads my mind?
Not quite. Senseye's tech uses flashes an LED at your peepers (that you won't notice) and uses a camera to track your eye so that your phone knows which letter you're looking at – plus you'll be able to play some eye-controlled games with the power of your gaze as well as doing boring paperwork.
Will it recognise my baby blues?
Of course – like Ice Cream Sandwich's face unlock feature, you could also use the technology as a security feature to add to your existing lock and chain set-up. Siri, you've outstayed your welcome.