Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Back side of Smartphones

Do Touchscreen Smartphones Endanger Our Lives?
“I've been thinking hard for the last 24 hours about the plight of 22 year-old Thomas Wopat-Moreau.  You see, Wopat-Moreau was found alive, thank god, after spending four days in a swamp 480 feet off a relatively busy, notoriously dangerous parkway.  Why have I been thinking about Thomas Wopat-Moreau (aside from the fact that he crashed his car on the Taconic, a road my husband and I are frequent travelers on)?  Because as the N.Y. Daily News puts it, his cellphone ''saved his life.''”

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Samsung super AMOLED vs iPhone 4’s IPS Retina Display

Samsung Says Super AMOLED Is Better Than iPhone 4’s IPS Retina Display
“When the new iPhone 4 was launched, Steve Jobs said that the smartphone’s touchscreen based on IPS technology is better than Samsung’s AMOLED screens. Well, Samsung didn’t stay quiet and said that the company’s Super AMOLED touchscreen is way better than iPhone 4’s retina glass display due to several reasons.”
Samsung vs Apple
soft sailor

Monday, June 28, 2010

AUO shows off World's Largest Projected Capacitive Multi-Touch LCD Display

AUO to show off world’s largest projected multi-touch LCD display and more at Display Taiwan 2010
“AUO has announced that it will be showing off some very cool screen technologies at Display Taiwan 2010 starting on June 9. The company will be showing off the world’s largest projected multi-touch display at 32-inches in size. The display is capable of interpreting up to ten points of touch at the same time. The company will also show off a new 58-inch CinemaScope LED HDTV with a 2560 x 1080 resolution and a 55-inch full HD panel with ultra-wide viewing angles and a static contrast ratio of 16,000:1.”
Slash gear

Low Cost Multi-Touch LCD Panel using Arduino Mega

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S review

Samsung Galaxy S: Android Enhancements to out-smart rivals
“The Samsung Galaxy S runs off Android 2.1, but it doesn’t just drop a vanilla version of the operating system in front of you. With tweaks, new features and hidden extras, the Galaxy S sets out to make your Android experience better across the board. How? Read on to find out.”

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Apple Patents Solar Panels Under Multitouch Displays

Apple Patents Solar Panels Under Multitouch Displays
“Apple might be planning to integrate some kind of solar-charging technology in a future iteration of its handheld devices, according to a new patent filing.”

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sony VAIO J unveiled : all-in-one Touch Screen PC

Sony announces VAIO J touchscreen-based all-in-one PCs
“Sony has announced a new series of affordable, touchscreen-based all-in-one PCs in the US. The VAIO J Series AIO PCs are equipped with 21.5-inch full HD resolution supporting multi-touch display.”

Thursday, June 24, 2010

GestureTek introduce New Multitouch Table at InfoComm 2010

GestureTek® to Showcase 42”LCD Multi-Touch Table and 70” Freestanding Multi-Touch Display at InfoComm 2010
“LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--GestureTek, award-winning inventor and long-time pioneer of gesture control systems, announced it will showcase its new GestTable™, a 42” LCD multi-touch surface computing solution, along with the new GestDisplay™, a 70” turnkey freestanding multi-touch unit, at InfoComm 2010 in Booth N1870. The technologies will run new multi-touch applications for retail, advertising and public spaces. InfoComm runs June 9 to 11 at Las Vegas Convention Center. ”

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Over a Dozen iPad-ravals Shown at Computex

iPad Rivals: Over a Dozen Windows and Android Tablets Shown at Computex
“Companies showed off over a dozen new rivals for the iPad at Computex this year, including a nifty 10-inch touchscreen tablet that docks into a speaker from Compal Electronics.”


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The iPad Came Before the iPhone

Which came first, iPad or iPhone? Turns out, Apple iPad was first.
“Was it the iPhone or the iPad that came first? Unlike the philosophical mobius strip that is the “chicken and egg” conundrum, we now have an answer to the question of whether it was Apple (NSDQ: AAPL)’s iPad or iPhone that came first. During an interview at the D8 conference, Apple chief Steve Jobs decided to let everyone in on “a secret.” Turns out, the iPhone wasn’t the first egg to hatch in the the Steve’s mind, it was actually the Apple tablet that served as the impetus for the iPhone.”
Chicken and Egg

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pixel Qi Shows Touchscreen Displays

PixelQi display, now with touch screen
“The PixelQi screen is one of the most exciting developments in display technology since LED-backlit panels. To be clear, it is not simply an e-ink screen with backlights. Instead, the new panels are based on the same conventional liquid crystal display used by current laptops and monitors.”
Pixel Qi
cnet news

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quanta unveils DST touchscreen tech at Computex

Quanta and 3M team up for more sensitive touchscreen solution
“When it comes to selecting a touchscreen for a new device manufacturers currently have two clear choices: resistive or capacitive. Resistive relies on pressure being applied to the screen and usually works best with pen-based input. Capacitive is the choice of smartphones and uses the body’s electrostatic field measured through a change in capacitance to gauge touch input.”
DST 3MQuanta

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Motorola release Filout Touch Screen Phone with Qwerty keyboard

Motorola Flipout: Square multi-touch handset complete with Qwerty
Motorola has at last announced a new handset for the UK market! Rejoice, rejoice - we were starting to worry. The Motorola Flipout is a funny little handset, square in shape and part flip-phone, part slider with a five-line Qwerty keypad - that means you get your numbers separately, which we wholeheartedly approve of. Looks a little familiar to us as well”
Motorola Filout

Friday, June 18, 2010

Asus Eee Pad Will Have a 10-Inch Touchscreen, Windows 7

Asus Shows Off Eee Pad Tablet with Windows 7
“Asus is showing off a Windows 7 tablet at Computex, with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, Nvidia Tegra graphics, and 3G connectivity. Will it matter?”
Eee Pad

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Multitouch Tablet : MSI Wind-Pad

MSI Wind-Pad, a Featherlight Multitouch Tablet
“MSI, the OG of Atom-powered netbooks, is all set to try the same budget-hardware trick with tablets: behold, the Wind-Pad. This originally-named slate will have a 10-inch, 1024×600 capacitive touch-screen and contain a 1.66GHz Atom processor, 2GB RAM and a 32GB SSD along with HDMI-out, 3G and a claimed eight-hour battery life.”

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thinner Kindle will Debut in August and have no color touchscreen

Thinner Kindle on way, touchscreen device in works
“Amazon is planning to unveil a new thinner Kindle e-book reader later on this summer, and this will be followed up by a colour, multi-touch version, according to reports. According to reports, the forthcoming version of the Kindle will be slimmer and will feature a sharper definition black and white screen.”
Silicon Republic

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Advice for Buying Touchscreen Phone

The complete guide to buying a budget touchscreen phone

  1. Choose your touchscreen type
  2. Choose your OS
  3. How important is the camera to you?
  4. Choose your price point, price plan

Sony’s two touch screen Patents

 Sony patents a tablet with two touch-screen, that evolving into a laptop
“The veil of secrecy over plans by Sony to market Tablet PCs, and booming in recent years, can reveal recently published patent application is a Japanese manufacturer. It describes the concept of e-book with two touch screens, which, however, able to take shape, turning into a laptop. In addition, this device can be used to recharge the solar energy. “
Sony Patents
IT Chuiko

Monday, June 14, 2010

Acer launches E-book Reader, All-in-one PC and Smartphone

Acer announces new e-book reader and touchscreen devices
“Acer has announced LumiRead, a e-book reader that supports Acer's solution, a content supply platform which allows consumers to access and share e-books and audio-books. Acer also announced the new Aspire Z5710 all-in-one PC, the Aspire 5745P notebook and the Stream smartphone.”
Acer E-book, LumiRead

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Amazon won’t try to make the Kindle more iPad-like

Amazon CEO: Kindle won't compete with iPad
“ CEO Jeff Bezos says that his company won’t try to make the Kindle more iPad-like. At the company’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, Bezos stressed that the Kindle targets what he calls “serious readers,” while the iPad aims for a far broader audience. ”
Kindle & iPad

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pen and Finger Input Multi-touch is possible

N-Trig Now Supports Pen And Multi-touch Finger Input Simultaneously
“The folks over at N-trig are already familiar with digital input, and now the company has come up with a new version of its battery-powered Digital Pencil that supports multi-touch input devices. With such a device, users will be able to interact with objects onscreen using their fingers and also the Digital Pencil at the same time. Why would we want to use a pen in conjunction when our fingers? Well, if you're looking for precision, it might be a better tool, as seen in the video after the break. You also get a lot of flexibility when interacting with devices, since you can use it as a brush to draw, or a cutter to trim your pictures. Check out the video of it in action (after the jump) and you'll see what we mean.”

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dell Launches New Tablet : Streak

Dell's Android mini-tablet unveiled
“Dell says its Streak mini-tablet -- featuring a five-inch touchscreen, voice telephony, the Android operating system, and a Snapdragon processor -- will begin shipping next month. Meanwhile, Opera Software announced an Android-ready, "touch-optimized" tablet version of its Opera Mobile 10 browser.”
Dell Streak
Linux Devices

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Multi-touch with two Mans’ Fingers :20-Finger Display from 3M

20-Finger Multi-Touch Display from 3M
“SEATTLE, May 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 3M Touch Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M, today announces the availability of the 3M Multi-Touch Display M2256PW. With its ultra-fast, 20-plus finger multi-touch input and a high-definition, wide viewing-angle LCD, the M2256PW display delivers performance designed to exceed the requirements of the most demanding multi-finger or multi-user interactive applications. Based on revolutionary 3M Projected Capacitive Technology (3M PCT), the M2256PW display offers application developers full multi-touch capabilities with less than 6 millisecond response time for 20 simultaneous touches. ”
20-Finger Multi-touch Display from 3M
Market Watch

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Paintable Electronics Book

Next Kindle with Color Screen and Games

Up next for Kindle: Color e-ink, multitouch, games, apps
“According to a Monday piece by the New York Times, Amazon is on a hiring spree, acquiring engineers left and right as it preps the next Kindle. The online retailer appears adamant to get a piece of the iPad action as it’s believed to be adding greater functionality to its e-reader, namely a color screen and games.”

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Touch User Interface Weekly Summary(2010-05-31 - 2010-06-07)

  • HP choose not Windows 7 but webOS (Sun, 06 Jun 2010 15:01:58 +0000)
  • Samsung Presents New Touch Screen Mobile Phone with reasonable price (Sat, 05 Jun 2010 15:54:23 +0000)
  • RT @kickerstudio: Courier-esque hardware + iPad-esque software = (Fri, 04 Jun 2010 11:18:27 +0000)

HP choose not Windows 7 but webOS

HP kicks Windows 7 to the curb, will use webOS in Slate
“HP has been widely expected to release a tablet product based on the newly acquired webOS operating system once the Palm deal closes in July. Now, Digitimes has confirmation from HP Taiwan that the HP Slate tablet will indeed run webOS. ”
ars technica

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Samsung Presents New Touch Screen Mobile Phone with reasonable price

Samsung Launches Touch Screen 'Samsung Champ' Mobile Phone
“Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung Champ (model: GT-C3300K) designed for mobile users in developing regions who want an immersive touch screen phone with value-added features at an affordable price. The device will be launched globally in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Europe starting in June.”
Samsung Champ

Friday, June 4, 2010

We Can Find iPad at Wallmart

iPad arriving at Walmart in 2010
“Later this year, you’ll be able to pick up a brand-new iPad while shopping for groceries at Walmart. Putting the multitoch computer on the shelves of the world’s biggest retailers is bound to give Apple’s device a major boost in sales.”

Kno Movie

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Adobe Flash have Enmity against Apple

Apple Adobe Flash Feud Escalates
“Apple Adobe Flash feud escalates. Apple CEO Steve Jobs won't support the Adobe Flash technology and the feud is only getting worse. It all started when Steve Jobs wrote an essay detailing his criticisms about video software.“
Apple Adobe Flash Feud Escalates

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nice Read: Gestures

Toshiba's Bendable Computing

Compare it with Sony's Gummi project that is almost original

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Evoluce lanches 47-inch HD Multitouch Display

Evoluce 47-inch HD multitouch display gets off-screen gesture control
“Evoluce, the manufacturers of that mammoth 47-inch full HD touchscreen, are out of control! Apparently, they've decided that unlimited simultaneous touch inputs (and thus unlimited simultaneous phalanges) was not enough, so they've gone an' added gesture support -- up to half a meter from the device. Apparently this bad boy supports Windows 7, although if you want your interface du jour to put the "unlimited" in "multitouch" you'll most likely have to roll your own. Interested? Wealthy? Check out some righteous video and PR after the break.”

N-trig develops N-act multi-touch gestures technology

N-trig ready to rock and roll with four-fingered multitouch gestures
“Just when you thought that two-fingered multitouch gestures were the bomb, along comes N-trig that doubles the amount of fingers required to get your user interface rocking. Just in case you were wondering what kind of credentials N-trig has, this is the company that rolled out touchscreen displays for a select bunch of early touchscreen-enabled notebooks back inthe day.”

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

HTC swipes back at Apple in cellphone patent dispute

HTC swipes back at Apple in patent dispute
“SEATTLE – Taiwanese cell phone maker HTC Corp. is filing a patent complaint against Apple Inc. over its popular gadgets, escalating a legal dispute as new smart phones are threatening the iPhone's supremacy.”
Yahoo News

ASUS Eee Tablet: a notepad with impressive 2450 dpi touchscreen sensitivity (updated) -- Engadget

2450 dpi touch resolution? incredible. I archive it to my museum of "post multi-touch technologies"

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