X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Get Geeky Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: E-Mail | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE

Pinch Interface Links Mobile Device Screens Together: Hold on to that iPad 1

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

There are times when our mobile devices reduce our face-to-face interaction with people. A new mobile interface called ‘Pinch’ could change that. It lets multiple mobile devices link their screens together to form a larger display.

pinch mobile interface by tokyo university of technology

Pinch is being developed by a research group at the Tokyo University of Technology. It gets its name from the fact that users make the pinch gesture on the screen of two mobile devices in order to link them. Currently the devices need to be linked via Wi-Fi. The connection allows them to determine each other’s position and adjust their display and content fairly quickly. Watch the video below for more on Pinch:

Based on the demo, Pinch will only work if all mobile devices are playing or running the same media or app. So I don’t think people will want to use Pinch to make a larger display with their mobile devices – you’ll have to have the same copy of the video on all devices to do that. But I can imagine apps that can take advantage of this, such as board game apps, racing games or file sharing apps. And a Captain Planet app.

[via Diginfo via The Verge]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Sideshow Gotham City Nightmare Batman Statue

Sideshow Gotham City Nightmare Batman Statue

Manga Realization Samurai Captain America 1/12 Scale Action Figure

Manga Realization Samurai Captain America 1/12 Scale Action Figure

Advertisement
Head (Short Film)

Head (Short Film)

Making Euron Greyjoy’s Axe

Making Euron Greyjoy’s Axe

New 2018 TVR Griffith Can Go 200+ mph

New 2018 TVR Griffith Can Go 200+ mph

2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e: A Plug-in Hybrid Luxury Sedan

2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e: A Plug-in Hybrid Luxury Sedan