Makers, here’s a new set of gizmos for your bag of tricks. Created by open-source interactive sensor company Bela, the Trill series is a line of sensors which make it easy to add capacitive touch interactions to any DIY electronic project.
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.
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.
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 are set to get lots smarter.
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.
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.
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?
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, motion and texture.
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 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.
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 watch.
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.
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 Touch Mouse M600.
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.
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.