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Tag: Touch Sensitive

Disney’s Botanicus Interacticus Lets You Play Plant Hero

Disney’s Botanicus Interacticus Lets You Play Plant Hero
Not content with turning inanimate objects into touch sensitive interfaces, Disney Research is now developing a noninvasive technology they call Botanicus Interacticus, which turns plants into touch sensitive input devices.…

Zorro Macsk Adds Touch Capability to iMac: Rapier Stylus Not Included

Zorro Macsk Adds Touch Capability to iMac: Rapier Stylus Not Included
With Lion and the upcoming Mountain Lion operating systems, Apple is continuously integrating features from its mobile OS to the desktop experience. Does it mean that a touchscreen iMac is a good idea? I still don’t think so, but you can decide for yourself with the help of the Zorro…
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Touch-Sensitive Robot Butt: Ghost in the Shiri

Touch-Sensitive Robot Butt: Ghost in the Shiri
We’ve seen androids that have crossed the uncanny valley in terms of their face. But what about their other parts? Well, thanks to 24-year old Nobuhiro Takahashi, you can scratch realistic butts off of that list. Takahashi has invented Shiri, a mechanical butt that responds to touch.…

AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface

AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface
We’ve already seen a couple of ways to add touch sensitivity to everyday objects. Here’s a more specific approach that turns any surface into both a touch interface and a screen. All you need is an expensive camera, a motion sensor and proprietary software! So simple even a billionaire genius…

Touché Turns Everyday Objects Touch Sensitive, My Mind to a Puddle

Touché Turns Everyday Objects Touch Sensitive, My Mind to a Puddle
Disney’s Research Hub recently presented a new technology that can make a variety of materials touch-sensitive. I wasn’t even aware that Disney had a network of research labs, but after seeing what their team of nerds are capable of I’m never going to forget about them. Unless Hasbro makes real…

Logitech M600 Mouse is Hungry for Your Touch but Not for Power

Logitech M600 Mouse is Hungry for Your Touch but Not for Power
I never got used to Apple’s Magic Mouse, but it seems that many people are keen on the idea of combining the trackpad with a mouse. Microsoft followed Apple’s lead and released their own touch-sensitive mouse, and now Logitech has thrown its hat into the ring as well with the…

Piano Lamp: Play With Your Light

Piano Lamp: Play With Your Light
This innovative LED lamp has a touch-sensitive surface which lets you turn segments on and off with a touch of your fingertip.…

Lacie Starck External Hard Drives: Products of a Love Affair. No Seriously.

Lacie Starck External Hard Drives: Products of a Love Affair. No Seriously.
Computer hardware specialist LaCie celebrates its 20th anniversary with the introduction of their latest line of external hard drives designed by the world-famous Philippe Starck. Starck describes his design for the hard drives as powerful magma that’s been captured and protected. The magma, of course, is your data, hot and…

Reactogon Interactive Sequencer Reminds Me of Star Trek

Reactogon Interactive Sequencer Reminds Me of Star Trek
I recently came across this rather cool user interface for a music sequencer called the ReactOgon. Looking like something you’d find on the deck of the Starship Enterprise, the instrument uses a large tabletop multi-touch interface to create music sequences in real time. The creators of the ReactOgon call it…

Axiotron Modbook: Mac Tablet Computer Revealed

Axiotron Modbook: Mac Tablet Computer Revealed
At this week’s Macworld conference, Axiotron is showing off its new Mac-based tablet computer, the ModBook. The ModBook is an aftermarket hardware modification kit that transforms Apple’s MacBook portable into the world’s first Mac tablet computer. The ModBook features a WACOM pressure-sensitive digitizer, allowing artists to draw directly on its…
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