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Photos: New tech from HP Labs India

HP Labs India's Gesture Keyboard debuted two weeks ago and sells for about $50. The keyboard caters to two languages--Hindi and Kannada, the state language--but the company said it will develop software for all 14 national dialects of India.

HP believes this technology will lower the barriers for many people to get access to the vast amount of data online that the government and universities have contributed.

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