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Ford’s Smart Window Display Lets the Blind Feel the View

Ford’s Smart Window Display Lets the Blind Feel the View
Living in Colorado, I can say unequivocally that mountain views are breathtaking. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be blind or visually impaired and unable to enjoy views like that. Ford wants to allow the visually impaired to “see” the view with their sense of touch. The…

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell

HaptoClone Creates Reflections That Have Haptic Feedback: Ghost with a Shell
Researchers from The University of Tokyo’s Shinoda – Makino Lab have created a mind-blowing device that clones both images and low amounts of haptic feedback. In other words, it creates reflections that you can “touch” and can “touch” you back. Invented by Yasutoshi Makino, Yoshikazu Furuyama and Hiroyuki Shinoda, HaptoClone…
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EM-Sense Tech Lets Your Smartwatch Know What You are Touching

EM-Sense Tech Lets Your Smartwatch Know What You are Touching
I thought smartwatches were pretty smart already. I love not having to dig my phone out of my pocket to see who is calling and if I want to talk to them. Thanks to a new technology that was developed by scientists at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University, smartwatches…

Volvo Brags About New In-Car Experience Using a Large Touchscreen in the Dash

Volvo Brags About New In-Car Experience Using a Large Touchscreen in the Dash
Volvo is a car company that has built its reputation around on safety for the most part. The company is talking a bit about its new in-car experience and that experience revolves around a big touchscreen. I happen to think this is a bad idea for safety.…

Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook Lightens up with Carbon Fiber

Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook Lightens up with Carbon Fiber
Ultrabook is definitely one of those buzzwords that has been overused in the past couple of years, as PC manufacturers try to put their own spin on MacBook-like laptops. Now, with the release of Windows 8, there are a plethora of new ultrabooks that offer some pretty cool options.…

iKazoo Aims to Be the Swiss Army Knife of Controllers

iKazoo Aims to Be the Swiss Army Knife of Controllers
I’ve seen some unusual gadgets over the years, but the iKazoo might be one of the most offbeat, yet intriguing devices I’ve seen in a while.…

Virtual Mobile Keyboard Reads Vibrations, Tests Your Touch Typing

Virtual Mobile Keyboard Reads Vibrations, Tests Your Touch Typing
It’s impossible to truly master typing on a tiny touch screen, hence the existence of peripherals like laser keyboards or this iPhone case. But what if your smartphone could use any surface as a keyboard without the help of additional devices? That’s the idea behind the Vibrative Virtual Keyboard.…

Finger-Mounted Sensor & Camera: You Got the Touch

Finger-Mounted Sensor & Camera: You Got the Touch
The explosion of touchscreen devices have not made the mouse obsolete. But what if you could use your finger as a mouse on any surface? That’s the point of Magic Finger, a concept device made by a team from Autodesk Research and the University of Toronto that can sense touch,…

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse & Keyboard for On-the-go Computing

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse & Keyboard for On-the-go Computing
Microsoft has released details on two new products, the Wedge Touch Mouse and the Wedge Touch Keyboard, which look perfect for when you’re on the go and you get tired of using the touch-based keyboard on your tablet.…

Touch Skin OLED Watch Concept Changes Faces on Demand

Touch Skin OLED Watch Concept Changes Faces on Demand
Touch Skin is a new concept watch designed by Niels Astrup that fits in with your existing plethora of gadgets. It’s a minimal watch with a touch-sensitive screen which allows you to customize the overall look thanks to its flat OLED display.…

Nixon The Synapse Watch Offers Touch-Activated Geekiness

Nixon The Synapse Watch Offers Touch-Activated Geekiness
The Synapse is Nixon’s touch-activated digital watch that’s futuristic-looking enough to please sci-fi junkies (and robots) everywhere. This LCD watch is waterproof up to 100m, and has a digital movement with a touch-activated face. It includes an alarm chime timer and the usual features you’d expect from a digital chronograph…

Artificial Skin Will Let Robots Savor the Feeling of Crushing Your Flesh and Bones

Artificial Skin Will Let Robots Savor the Feeling of Crushing Your Flesh and Bones
Thanks to a new technology, robots of the future will not only be able to see and hear, they’ll also be able to feel. But not in the sense that they’ll be moved by Wall-E – at least not yet – but feel as in have a sense of touch.…

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…

Tokyoflash Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch: For All You Dapper Gents and Dames

Tokyoflash Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch: For All You Dapper Gents and Dames
This watch is perfect for the gentlemen, who can’t abide using anything but a proper pocket watch. The Tokyoflash Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch will probably take a bit more time to read than an analog version, but it will sure get some attention from everyone.…

Swatch Touch Watches Look Great, Get Rid of Buttons

Swatch Touch Watches Look Great, Get Rid of Buttons
Remember Swatch watches from way back when? Well, the Swiss watch maker has unveiled its very first touchscreen watch called, what else? The Swatch Touch. It is expected to hit retailers next month and they look just as colorful and cool as their old watches.…

QLOCKTWO Touch Verbal Alarm Clock: Wake Up With the Words

QLOCKTWO Touch Verbal Alarm Clock: Wake Up With the Words
A while ago, we reported about the QLOCKTWO, a stylish wall clock that used words instead of numbers to show the time. It was somewhat of a big clock, and it was also quite expensive (~$1,100), which is why I kind of like this new, smaller desktop version. This model…
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