01/12/2012, [CES 2012] Remember the Cyberdyne Tacto display that we looked at in last year’s CES? Well, it seems that the ante has been increased, thanks to 3M with their 46″ projected capacitive touchscreen prototype. Specially designed to show off to the world the idea of scalability where touchscreen technology is concerned, this particular device can support up to 20 distinct touch points. If that does not blow your socks away, […]
11/16/2011, Intel announced yesterday at the Intel conference that touch-based ultrathin notebooks (ultrabooks) running Windows 8 will be a big focus for the company next year. However one of the main problems with touch is that the components for touch-based displays are pretty costly. Intel will be investing money and resources into finding ways to accelerate the cost reduction of touch. With Windows 8 featuring a touch-centric Metro user interface, it […]
09/20/2011, Visual Planet from Cambridge think that the future lies in touchscreen display – on just about anywhere and every where, as the company is currently developing a project that is said to turn virtually any surface into a touchscreen. This will be made possible thanks to the thin multitouch film drivers which can be applied in massive installations, paving the way for touchscreens that will be able to hit 167″ […]
08/24/2011, Let’s face it, whether it be on-screen keyboards or actual physical keyboards, the fact remains that unless you’re using some sort of ergonomically designed keyboard, after extended use you will start to feel slightly uncomfortable. Let’s not forget that on-screen keyboards pose yet another problem, especially to those who rely on touch typing (using the feel of the keys to type as opposed to constantly checking to see what keys […]
07/24/2011, While we all know that virtual keyboards will never replace physical keyboards anytime soon when it comes to speed and accuracy – engineers are constantly trying to make things better. The folks over at IBM recently filed a patent application for a new technology they’ve developed that is said to improve how virtual keyboards on touchscreens work.
07/15/2011, While technology is usually designed for the more youthful in mind, the elderly haven’t been completely forgotten about, as evident by the recently released Telikin Touchscreen PC. Designed for (but not limited to) less tech savvy seniors, the Telikin Touchscreen PC is basically an all-in-one touchscreen computer loaded with a customized operating system that isn’t Windows.
06/22/2011, App developers are probably familiar with the iOS simulator – a program for your computer that lets you test out any iOS apps you developed for the platform. While it’s possible to use your mouse to mimic the touch user interface on your computer, it’s just not the same as using your finger on the touchscreen of an iOS device. Well, a developer has somehow managed to find a way […]
06/15/2011, The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan has recently come up with a new gadget that could possibly give touchscreen manufacturers a run for their money. They’ve managed to come up with a special device that can turn any TV (no matter what size it is) into a touchscreen device. Imagine buying a 55″ touchscreen display – the price tag isn’t going to be very pretty. However, this device […]
05/18/2011, HP has just announced that their latest HP TouchSmart 610 all-in-one (AIO) personal computers are available for purchase now. The latest variants of the AIO PCs feature the 2nd generation Intel Core processors for an improved performance. The HP TouchSmart 610 PCs maintain the unique TouchSmart form factor where the display/computer can be laid almost flat on a table surface as well as stand up like a regular monitor. […]
05/09/2011, Our hands are capable of moving in so many possible different ways, but when it comes to using touchscreen devices, we seem to be performing the same gestures all the time. The same swipe to the left and right, pinch to zoom, and so on. Not to say that there’s anything wrong with it, but there’s only so much we can do with same moves in different applications. And because […]
04/21/2011, The excitement surrounding the Wii 2′s controller is building up tremendously. Already rumored-to-death to sport a 6-inch touchscreen, Kotaku says it’s confirmed with several sources that the controller will have a 6.2-inch touchscreen and eight buttons. This resonates with IGN’s mock-up above of the new controller. Kotaku further notes that Wii gamers who are accustomed to swinging a Wii Remote and Nunchaku shouldn’t be worried, the new console will apparently […]
04/17/2011, Touchscreen devices are all the rage these days, ranging from your phones to your tablet devices and even all-in-one computers and tablet notebook hybrids. Well, is there a better way to gain control of your device? The Ringbow “mouse” is a candidate that might just do the trick, coming in the form of a mouse ring that is slipped onto your finger, letting you control context for touch functions. Not […]
04/15/2011, The news never stops when it comes to the Nintendo Wii’s successor. At Ubergizmo, we’re all drooling over what Nintendo has in store, but for now we’ll just have to settle for the bits of scrap news that’s trickling in. French site 01net is reporting that the controller on Nintendo’s next console will have a 6-inch touchscreen, with the standard L/R triggers and D-pad, and “other buttons” flanking it on […]
04/12/2011, Garmin has just announced the launch of a new GPS watch – the Forerunner 610, and it sports a touchscreen. Since it’s meant to be taken outdoors for serious running it won’t be just any touchscreen but a waterproof one. It is also responsive enough so that it can be operated with running gloves on. With features such as a pace, distance and time meter, a heart rate monitor, and […]