TouchTools A New Touchscreen Interface

It goes without saying that us humans have been particularly good with our tools, otherwise how could we have lasted against far larger and fiercer animals over the thousands of years in the past? Having said that, the use of tools in this day and age have also expanded, especially in the realm of touchscreen devices. There are times when the leap in technology would require us to learn of […]


Atmel, Corning Work On Super Thin Capacitive Touchscreens

Thin is in, and it does look as though thin is set to stay, too. At the very least, this is the impression that we have from all of the smartphones and tablets that have been released over the past few years. Having said that, Corning (of Gorilla Glass fame) and Atmel have worked together on a new generation of ultra-thin capacitive touchscreens that will not sacrifice form over function […]


NYC Subway Maps Are Now Touchscreen Capable

The advent of the iPhone has brought about touchscreen capability in mobile devices to an even broader level of appeal among the masses, and in this day and age, we more or less expect relevant gadgets to come with a touchscreen display right from the get go. New York subway riders have touchscreen subway maps to look forward to, where the first batch has gone live over in Grand Central […]


Microsoft Research Robot Touchscreen Offers A New User Experience

This is a new robot touchscreen from Microsoft Research that moves in tandem to the app it runs.


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Elastic Touchscreen Could Be The Future

Touchscreen technology has certainly come a long way since it first made its way to the market, and just about any self-respecting mobile device these days ought to be equipped with its very own touchscreen display. There has been advancements made to this area of technology over the years, and recently, we read about how Fujitsu managed to offer new levels of interactivity with their touchscreen, and here we are […]


New Fujitsu Touchscreen Interface Offers New Levels Of Interactivity

We all know just how integral touchscreen displays have become to our everyday lives, as the smartphone in your hand and tablet in your backpack both come with a touchscreen display, not to mention the very high possibility of your notebook, too, sporting such a feature. Well, Fujitsu Laboratories has peered into the future, which is why they worked on a next generation user interface which is capable of detecting […]


Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch Review (13.3″)

[Updated Mar. 8, 2013 @ 11:03 a.m. ET: We noticed an number of our benchmark tests were a little funny, so we ran them again and found there was a big enough difference to change our opinion of the UltraTouch a bit. In our effort to deliver the most honest review possible, we have edited parts of our original review in order to reflect this change.] The Samsung Series 5 […]


Self-cleaning paint might deliver smudge-resistant touchscreen displays

The jump from a standard alphanumeric keypad on your mobile phone to a full touchscreen display can be said to be huge – revolutionary, even. Unfortunately, there is one issue with the quantum leap to touchscreen displays, and that would be the problem of smudges. There is still no smudge-free touchscreen display just yet, and this could prove to be annoying at times, although I believe that most of us […]


Microsoft high-performance touchscreen technology patent filed

A few months ago we wrote about Microsoft’s high-performance touchscreen technology which managed to reduce the delay that users experience when using a touchscreen. While we got to see an impressive demonstration video, it wasn’t really explained how the technology worked. For those of you who are curious, you’re in luck. In a recently surfaced patent application that Microsoft filed for its technology, the details behind how it works have […]


PresTop delivers touch interactive wayfinders in Dutch shopping centers

Ever heard of PresTop before? Well, I guess it is safe to say that after you are done with this article, there is no excuse of not stumbling upon visualplanet integrator PresTop any more, as the company has taken the step to modernize a Dutch shopping center thanks to the clever implementation of touch interactive wayfinders. After all, we have become more and more accustomed to touch sensitive devices such […]


Microsoft Research shows us what it’s like to use faster touchscreens

Touchscreens are pretty much a part of everybody’s lives nowadays, and Microsoft understands how increasingly important they have become. And despite having almost instantaneous response on iOS and Windows Phone devices, there still is a significant delay between our fingers touching the screen and it registering what happens on our current generation touchscreens. This leads to a poor experience especially on drawing apps or other apps that require users to […]


Next-generation Synaptics ClearPad target entry-level smartphone market

Most smartphones have a decent amount of processing power underneath the hood, and there will always be a high-end model that tend to take the spotlight. Mid-range smartphones get glossed over and should be the most popular among the demographic of tech users, while entry-level smartphones? Those are not exactly hot stuff either, but it is a gateway or an entry point to those who might then move up the […]


Touch panel knows who is touching it

When you were a kid, don’t you hate it when some of your more mischievous friends tap you at the back, but you reacted too slowly to know who was the one who actually touched your shoulder, and was it with a pen or a finger? Well, technology has certainly advanced at a rapid pace over the years, with a touch panel display being quicker than you as it is […]


Winter gloves play nice with touchscreen devices

One of the major banes of a touchscreen device rears its ugly head whenever winter comes around – that is because when you wear a pair of gloves, you cannot manipulate the touchscreen display in any way other than to remove that glove and type out whatever you want to before your poor fingers end up frozen. The Army is always on the lookout for the next best thing since […]