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ArmKeypad from NEC lets you issue commands by tapping your arm

03/16/2011, The folks over at NEC recently unveiled a new method of command input. Called the NEC ArmKeypad, these unique sensors are strapped around your arm and allow you to issue commands by tapping different places on your arm. Designed to replace gesture...

Concept cellphone that features a tangible user interface

01/20/2011, One of the main gripes most people have had with today’s smartphones is the fact that touchscreens are almost impossible to use without looking. Unless it’s some huge button that you can spot at the corner of your eye and easily hit, most of...

Tobii S32 recorded speech device

08/12/2010, The Tobii S32 recorded speech device is a unique gadget that enables one to communicate using pre-recorded messages which can be activated at the touch of a finger. Apart from pre-recorded messages, it also handles sounds or IR-signals simply by touching...

Synaptics Targets Tablets with ClearPad Touchscreen

07/27/2010, Synaptics is gunning for the tablet market with its ClearPad 7200 touchscreen solution. OEMs can pick up Synaptics’ solution and integrate it easily into their tablet designs, which will give their products added functionality over competing...

Minamo Water-based Touch Interface

06/23/2010, If you think that the usual touchpads are too boring for you to navigate the mouse on your computer display, what about a tank of water? This water-based touchscreen project uses a tank of water, light, webcam and an LCD to create a rather interesting...

Concept: Get As Much Light As You Need

05/18/2010, Like to adjust the amount of light that you get on your table lamp? We all do, and why not do it in a fancy manner? The “As Much As You Need Light” allows you to swipe your finger to indicate just how much light you need from the lamp. If you...

Lenovo C200 all-in-one with NVIDIA Ion

04/06/2010, Lenovo has also just announced a Lenovo C200, an all-in-one Netop that features a dual-core Atom D510 processor and an NVIDIA Ion graphics processor with 256MB of video memory. This model should not be confused with an old Lenovo C200 that was a laptop....

Nokia And Samsung Invest In Swype

12/15/2009, It looks like it’s going to be a good day for the folks over at Swype, since they’ve secured a nice bit of funding to the figure of $5.6 million from Nokia Growth Partners, Samsung Ventures and existing investor Benaroya Capital. In case you...

Synaptics unveils Fuse, the future of touch user interface

12/14/2009, Synaptics, which defines itself as a human interface company, has just unveiled a forward-looking concept device aimed at showing that the full potential of touch devices has yet to be achieved. Despite being widely successful over the past few years,...

N3L Optics stores go high-tech

12/12/2009, I was shopping for a new pair of sunglasses and I’ve been told that some N3L stores (an Oakley spin-off) had gone high-tech with large touch displays and more, so I went to check one out (Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo CA). There were three things that...

JooJoo Official Pictures Released

12/12/2009, If you’ve been checking Joojoo’s website before this, you’ll have noticed that the Joojoo tablet wasn’t displayed in full view; rather we were tempted with pictures of it from various angles. Now the company has put up the official...

8GB iPod touch going for cheap

11/30/2009, Since today is Cyber Monday, the 8GB iPod touch is going for a mere $158 from Amazon. No doubt it will shift a fair number of units considering this is their Deal of the Day, so move quickly if you’ve been trying to snag this for a long time already...

LED touch-sensitive coffee table

10/19/2009, Thanks to an array of infra-red proximity sensors, this table can “sense” when objects are on (or near) it and light itself accordingly. It works better with transparent plates or glasses and probably looks better with cocktails, so...

Cristal, a Surface-like table prototype

10/07/2009, [CEATEC 09] CRISTAL, which means Control of Remotely Interface Systems using Touch-based Action in Living spaces, is a touch user interface concept based on a live video feed. It works by using a webcam placed in the ceiling that continuously captures a...