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Lookups spiked on May 7, 2012.


Disney Research revealed details about "Touché," a new technology that analyzes hand gestures and aims to turn any object into a touch screen.

Touché (the word, not the technology) is generally used in conversation to admit that someone has made a clever or effective point in an argument. The term was initially used in the sport of fencing to acknowledge a successful hit.

It comes from French, where touché is the past tense of "to hit."

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