Gadgets

No mouse required

The touchscreen in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report encompassed everything we wanted modern technology to be. Almost a decade later, these screens actually exist in the shape of iPads and all-in-one touchscreen PCs. Now Acer’s Z5763 goes one better: it can be controlled simply by waving your hand through the air. The technology is similar to Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox, whereby the position of your hand is mapped to the screen via a webcam. Music and films can be accessed with a mere gesture — all of which means you may never have to worry about losing a remote control again.

£1,000; bestbuy.co.uk

1. Wave your hand within a 3-metre radius of the 2-megapixel camera to bring up the menu. Then push your hand forward to select icons, skip through music or navigate films.

2.The 23in Full HD display is 3D-capable — playing games or films thanks to its Nvidia 3D Vision Active Glasses and built-in Blu-ray player.

3. The Z5763 is Acer’s answer to an Apple iMac. It comes armed with a 1TB hard drive, built-in TV tuner and this thunderously-loud speaker for virtual surround sound.