Articles about touch

Touch: formerly PingChat!
If you use PingChat! for your cross-platform instant messaging purposes, today you should find yourself with an upgrade to Touch. All the features from PingChat! still remain, but now you get access to brand new ways to share and communicate with all your contacts (don’t worry, if you update your app you’ll get to keep your existing user names and contacts). What makes Touch stand out from all the other […]

Kobo Touch for under a Benjamin?
The e-book reader market is clearly heating up with the kind of competition going around, and the Kobo Touch is one of the latest competitors to enter the scene. I guess we can call this the little e-reader that could – where it will come with an extremely attractive price tag of $99, but with a caveat – your eyes will have to make do with the permanent ads which […]

Gaiam Touch heart rate monitor from Oregon Scientific
Oregon Scientific has just announced the Gaiam Touch, a button-free, touchscreen heart rate monitor that is the first of its kind in the industry that delivers a hassle-free exercise session. Having picked up the prestigious International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award in the Health & Wellness category, the Gaiam Touch will boast of fashion-forward colors that will not disappoint, not to mention coming in a comfortable, slim design […]

Kobo goes social with electronic reading
After the f8 keynote, it is time to digest all that was announced, and of course there will be snippets here that make up crumbs of news left. Kobo, one of the major players with e-book readers, knows that exciting times are ahead by offering the next advancement in social eReading that will allow you to engage in conversations with one another when reading. I am not quite sure whether […]


BlackBerry Monza appears in Dubai, selling for $1,500
Well well, we would not have expected anything less than for the yet unreleased BlackBerry Monza (also known as the Storm 3 or BlackBerry Touch as listed online) to appear in Dubai’s Craigslist option – and as you know, that oil-rich state has plenty of folks who probably use dollars for toilet paper and literally burn money to light up a cigar, so to fork out $1,500 for an unreleased […]

Concept Device Lets You Store Your Audiovisual Memories Along With Touch And Smell
Memories are great things, they allow us to relive moments of great happiness and they also let us learn from them too, by not repeating mistakes that we made in the past. Apart from our brain, cameras and video cameras are great devices for capturing those memories into an audiovisual format that we can playback whenever we wish. Not to diminish their function, but it is said that the sense […]

Disney Tactile Brush makes games and movies more "touching"
The folk over at Disney Research have been coming up with some pretty creative inventions recently. Previously we covered the Pico projector motion controller, and now they’ve come up with something new. Called the Tactile Brush, its innocent-sounding name doesn’t betray the sensations it can cause gamers to feel when they’re playing their favorite game in the middle of the night.The Tactile Brush is a device that is designed to […]

BlackBerry Storm 3 video footage leaked
RIM is either slacking or they’ve been busy building up hype for their new phones by leaking them to the public. The latest one to receive an exposé before an official announcement is the BlackBerry Touch 9860, better known as the Storm 3 or Monaco/Monza. The phone managed to make its way to the hands of a Thai-speaking man who gave a short preview of the phone on video. While […]

ArmKeypad from NEC lets you issue commands by tapping your arm
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 commands that are sometimes hard to remember, the NEC ArmKeypad can be applied to portable media players – for your to change tracks or adjust the volume while […]

Concept cellphone that features a tangible user interface
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 the time you’re forced to look at the screen even when performing simple actions such as answering a call. Well a Japanese designer has decided to […]

Tobii S32 recorded speech device
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 a sheet of printed symbols, pictures, or scenes. These messages can be recorded straight onto the Tobii S32 or through the Tobii SymbolMate software, where the latter allows a […]

Synaptics Targets Tablets with ClearPad Touchscreen
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 products, such as 10-finger recognition, complex gesture support, high precision and low latency input. The ClearPad 7200 is designed to work with Windows 7 slates, Android tablets, and other Linux-based systems and will come […]

Lenovo C200 all-in-one with NVIDIA Ion
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. With this all-in-one computer, Lenovo expects to grab more market share in the $400-$500 touch PC segment. It comes with Windows 7  and should be good […]

Nokia And Samsung Invest In Swype
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 aren’t familiar, Swype offers a rather innovative input technology for smartphones where the user only needs to slide his finger across the letters of the word […]

Synaptics unveils Fuse, the future of touch user interface
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, touch user interfaces (UI) still need improvements in areas like one-handed usage or tactile feedback. Not being able to “feel” the touch screen means that you need to look at […]

N3L Optics stores go high-tech
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 you usually don’t find in optics store: a large touch display to browse products, an messaging station to send a photo of you with the […]

LED touch-sensitive coffee table
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 here’s your excuse for not drinking water with your friends on Friday night. You can turn the LEDs off and use it as a normal table as well. It costs $1500 to […]

iPod Touch down to $199
The latest iPod touch line-up is now better (cheaper!) than ever with a starting price point of just $199, where users will not only get a brilliant iPod in their hands but the functionality of a pocket computer and “above” average handheld “console” (according to Apple) of sorts that is able to access the vaunted App Store with more than 75,000 applications to choose from. The iPod Touch still offers […]

Synaptics ClearPad 3000 takes multi-touch to new heights
Synaptics has just introduced its ClearPad 3000 Series capacitive touch pad sensor solution. The technology is inherently thinner than resistive-based sensors that have to use more layers. Most importantly, capacitive sensors require less pressure to use, which makes the overall user experience better. ClearPad 3000 becomes the high-end solution from Synaptics, but more affordable solutions still exist with the 2000 and 1000 Series. The ClearPad 3000 is capable of sensing […]