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there are no limits to what you can do with hard copies when you're experimenting with layouts, combinations, edits, and everything else. With a virtual interface, you're stuck with what it thinks you'll want to do, and no more.there are no limits to what you can do with hard copies when you're experimenting... more
With everything going digital and the trendiness of touch screen, the Multi Touch DJ light table by Designer Gerg Kaufman brings a new way of looking at DJ’ing.With everything going digital and the trendiness of touch screen, the Multi Touch DJ... more
According to this video 2014 will be filled with amazing touch screen action like expandable tablets, see through screens and mirror's which welcome you.
Plus, better use this vision of the future well and put all bets on Sweden winning the world cup.According to this video 2014 will be filled with amazing touch screen action like... more
Samsung I9000 S Galaxy will provide updates Android operating system v2.2 (Froyo) scheduled for September. However, the update has been circulating on the Internet today. It was not involuntary, Samsung did indeed provide a link to the official firmware update Froyo trial version for users who want to Galaxy S ‘taste’. Samsung I9000 is the first opportunity to adopt Froyo on-board (called I9000XXJP1) and have been prepared to be downloaded. Follow the instructions carefully and thoroughly. I9000XXJP1 is quite stable and definitely faster for the performance of the Eclair (Android v2.1). But, according to the experiences of several people who have tried it, the performance will still be heavy if forced multitasking. Samsung I9000 Galaxy S comes with a capacity of RAM 512 RAM. The phone dimension 12.4 x 6.4 x 0.9 cm and weighs 118 grams first appeared with Android OS 1.2 Eclair. For the CPU, Samsung buried the processor 1GHz ARM Cortex A8-powered. From the multimedia side, there are a 5MP camera resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels with features autofocus, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face detection, and smile, which is also equipped with video recorder function. Meanwhile, for connectivity, Galaxy S presents data access 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP and micro USB 2.0. Recently, the product is aligned with Google’s Nexus 4 One and the iPhone as one of three touch screen mobile phone version of the best in the world of British Daily Telegraph review.http://wikiwig.com/2010/08/updating-froyo-for-galaxy-s-leaks-on-the-internet/ Samsung... more
The first thing we scribbled down after beginning LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 was ‘GTA’., It’s a strange comparison to make but LEGO Harry Potter’s game world gives you a similar sense of freedom to do what you want, when you want, albeit in bite-sized episodes. The result is a game that is both familiar and very different in structure to any LEGO game that has gone before.
You move through a series of scenarios populated with characters offering jobs, side quests and pointers. You take your time, gathering up LEGO studs if you want, before heading to the chap with the giant yellow flash above his head for the story mission.The first thing we scribbled down after beginning LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 was... more
Looks like one of the very first iPad alternatives that we can hope will compete apples to apples will be out next month.
http://itgrunts.com/2010/05/14/ipad-alternative-soon-dell-streak-will-be-available-next-month/Looks like one of the very first iPad alternatives that we can hope will compete... more
Cell phones like Google’s Nexus One, iPhone, Nokia N8, HTC Droid, BlackBerry Storm and tablets like the iPad have a capacitive touch screen. That means the screen will only respond to touch commands from human fingers and not the stylus pen that may have come with your old PDA.
There’s a small problem though.
Your fingers are great for navigation or for typing on the capacitive touch screen but when it comes to handwriting recognition or painting, you are likely to find a stylus pen as a more natural and accurate medium for input than the fat finger tips.
Make a Stylus Pen on your Own
Touch screen stylus pens are pretty inexpensive and you can easily find them on Amazon.com or Ebay.com for a few bucks. For instance, the Pogo Sketch stylus which is pretty popular among iPhone (and now iPad) users, costs less than $10 and you can even use it with the multi-touch trackpad of your Macbook.
That said, if Amazon won’t ship the stylus to your country or if you have some free time, why not make your own stylus that’ll work with iPhone, iPod, iPad and all other capacitive touch screen devices.
To create your own capacitive stylus, all you need is an electric wire, an old pen (with either a plastic or metal body) and some conductive foam.
Conductive foam is often used in the packaging of electronic chips and integrated circuits so if you have bought some computer component in the past (like extra RAM), you may already have all the required material in your home.Cell phones like Google’s Nexus One, iPhone, Nokia N8, HTC Droid, BlackBerry... more
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- To no one's surprise, Sprint kicked off CTIA 2010 here by announcing its first 4G phone.
The HTC Evo 4G is not only the carrier's first WiMax cell phone--previously the carrier only has offered 4G laptop cards and the Samsung Mondi -- but also the first commercially available 4G handset with a major U.S. carrier
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/03/24/4g.phone/index.html?npt=NP1LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- To no one's surprise, Sprint kicked off CTIA 2010 here by... more
How much time you usually take for typing a meaningful message of 160 characters using a touch screen? Franklin Page, a intern in a startup called Swype has created a Guinness World Record for texting 160 characters using a touch screen in just 35.54 seconds beating the previous record of 40.91 seconds. This was not a ordinary touch screen, he was using a Samsung Omnia II mobile phone using a new type of text-input technology Swype.
http://techdusts.com/2010/03/23/it-takes-only-35-54-seconds-for-texting-160-characters-using-swype-guinness-world-record/How much time you usually take for typing a meaningful message of 160 characters using... more
A Portugal based company called Displax is trying to create a way for people to turn their monitors into touchscreens with a simple peel and stick. Over the last few years more touch screen display technologies have emerged. Eventually touch screen displays will be everywhere and the company Displax is trying to make that a reality.
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/thin-film-turns-surfaces-into-touchscreens-11-02-2010/?utm_source=feedburnerThe company has created a paper polymer film that can be stuck on wood, plastic, or glass and can turn any surface into an interactive touch screen device. The polymer film can be placed on any surface whether it’s curved or flat. The film is also thinner than paper.
The films will range from as small as 3 inches to as large as 120 inches. The touchscreen would be extremely user-friendly and user sensitive. For example, a 50-inch screen could detect up to 16 fingers. It’s not just fingers that the touchscreen would be able to detect. The screen could also respond to a user that blows on it.
The thin films will work on transparent and opaque surfaces. Each film is 98% transparent which means a perfect amount of light will be reflected through the surface.
The new touchscreen is definitely a step up for touchscreen technology and could revolutionize the way that people use their computer monitors.A Portugal based company called Displax is trying to create a way for people to turn... more
One doesn’t have to look very far these days to see the ever increasing prevalence and popularity of multi-touch technology and the additional interaction it offers the consumer. Opening up an even bigger world of potential interactive possibilities is Portuguese company Displax, which has announced the development of a “skin” that can turn virtually any surface into a multi-touch display.
Based on capacitive technology, the “skin” is developed on a thinner-than-paper polymer film that turns a surface, be it glass, plastic or wood, curved or flat, into an interactive touch screen display.
The technology works by a grid of nanowires placed throughout the film recognizing touch screen interactivity. These input signals are then passed to a microprocessor controller that analyzes the data and determines the exact location where the contact took place.
The hypersensitive lightweight “skin” features air movement detection as well as touch sensitivity, so will, for what is thought to be the first time, react to a user blowing on it, registering both the intensity and direction of the air flow.
So far the “skin” has a size dimension ranging from anywhere between seven inches and three full meters diagonally, and with a transparency rate of 98%, you can still see the surface underneath. At present a 50-inch display is able to detect up to sixteen fingers simultaneously.
While Displax initially began developing the multi-touch technology for use by manufacturers of LCD screens, the future potential uses are many and varied. Aside from audio visual integration through projection displays and enhanced gaming possibilities, the ability to cover bigger areas could see the technology used in a host of commercial environments, both in and outdoors.
Displax is expected to start shipping the multi-touch “skin” towards the middle of the year.http://i2.crtcdn.net/images/spacer.gifOne doesn’t have to look very far these days to see the ever increasing... more
I've got a prediction for the Apple Tablet's interface that I haven't seen anywhere; it's based on nothing but my own intuition combined with some things I've pieced together, and I'm fully prepared to announce this prediction and wind up on a "Things they got wrong" list in two weeks.
Here's what it is: I think you'll be able to interact with the tablet not only by touching the screen, but by touching the underside. That is to say, for applications where your finger would block the screen, I think sensors on the back of the Apple Tablet will read your finger position and indicate its position via an unobstrusive yet easily-discernible cursor on the screen.
This is based on four things:
1. Apple has a patent for exactly such a technology (which we reported on way back in May of '07).
2. Reports that a "recently departed Apple employee" told The New York Times' Nick Bilton that "You will be very surprised how you interact with the new tablet."
3. The existence of the Magic Mouse. The top of the mouse is not a screen, yet it has sensors that read what your fingers are doing, like swiping. So in addition to the patent mentioned in #1, Apple's already got a product that can read finger gestures on a plastic surface. Grab the Magic Mouse and flip it over.
4. Goldman Sachs analyst Robert Chen's claim that the 4G iPhone will have a touch-sensitive casing--like the Magic Mouse. I'm guessing we'll see that touch-sensitive casing in the Tablet before it pops up in the iPhone 4G that we're bound to see later this year.
Reasons why I could be wrong:
1. I've got zero track record with this kind of thing.
2. This tech would only make sense if you were holding the device up, as opposed to looking at it flat on a desk; though the latter is not exactly an ergonomic way to use the device, people will probably still do it, which is why I think Apple will enable both touchscreen and "touchback"/"backtouch" or whatever they'll end up calling the new tech.
3. Another ergonomic issue: Depending on how big the tablet is, when held in landscape it might be awkward to reach the center-back of the screen.
Anyways, I guess we'll find out in a couple of weeks.
http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/our_wild_and_completely_unconfirmed_apple_tablet_prediction_the_things_gonna_have_backtouch_15751.aspI've got a prediction for the Apple Tablet's interface that I haven't... more
Ford has updated its Sync technology and made it the basis for a new driver interface and dashboard design called myFord Touch that it is rolling out at this week's Consumer Electronics Show.Ford has updated its Sync technology and made it the basis for a new driver interface... more
Acer introduced its first laptop with a multitouch display, which the company said is an intuitive way to make computing fun and easy.Acer introduced its first laptop with a multitouch display, which the company said is... more