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Tag: Touchscreen

ArduinoLCD Makes DIY Projects Needing a Touchscreen Display Easier

ArduinoLCD Makes DIY Projects Needing a Touchscreen Display Easier
If you’re the DIY type that likes to whip up projects using different components and an Arduino, you’ll like the new ArduinoLCD from EarthMake. This device is an integrated color LCD that fits everything you need to add a screen to your projects in one package.

Kindle Fire HD Price, Release Date and Specs Announced (Paperwhite Kindle, Too!)

Kindle Fire HD Price, Release Date and Specs Announced (Paperwhite Kindle, Too!)
Amazon today took wraps off a whole new family of Kindle tablets and e-readers, taking aim at top, middle and bottom of the portable media device market. The biggest announcement of the day was the new series of Kindle Fire HD tablets, ranging in size from 7″ to 8.9″ and aiming squarely at Apple’s iPad juggernaut.

Sony Vaio Tap 20: Desktab PC

Sony Vaio Tap 20: Desktab PC
Sony has introduced a new hybrid computer that is made significantly less bonkers by the touch-friendly nature of Windows 8. The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is an all-in-one “tabletop” PC: it has a keyboard and mouse and other standard desktop hardware, with a couple of additions: the 20″ 1600×900 display is a touchscreen.

Lennox icomfort Wi-Fi Thermostat Geeks up a Boring Air Conditioning System

Lennox icomfort Wi-Fi Thermostat Geeks up a Boring Air Conditioning System
Thermostats are usually boring little devices that are typically plain rectangles or circles with a manual slider that you use to choose the temperature you want your house to be. The problem for many people when it comes to saving electricity is that if you want to make the home warmer while you’re gone to cut down your air conditioning bill, you come home to a hot house.

Fleksy iOS Keyboard App: for the Blind, Drunk or Fat-Fingered

Fleksy iOS Keyboard App: for the Blind, Drunk or Fat-Fingered
Touchscreens have made it so much easier for us to interact with gadgets. Except if you’re blind, that is. Fortunately, there’s a new app for iOS devices that can guess the right word to produce, even if the user picks all the wrong keys.

Concept Touchscreen Layer Grows Real Buttons on Command: THIS. NAO.

Concept Touchscreen Layer Grows Real Buttons on Command: THIS. NAO.
A new company may have a solution to integrating physical buttons into touchscreens without add ons or docks. The company is called Tactus Technology and its technology is called Tactile Layer and its effect is jaw-dropping.

Ubi Interactive Uses Kinect to Turn a Wall into a Touchscreen

Ubi Interactive Uses Kinect to Turn a Wall into a Touchscreen
I bet a bunch of us have looked at the touchscreen of a smartphone or tablet before and wished it was the size of a wall for playing games or using other apps. A company called Ubi Interactive is showing off a system that uses the Microsoft Kinect to turn any surface into a touchscreen device that supports gestures.

TapCaps: So You Can Wear Gloves and Still Use Your Touchscreen Phone

TapCaps: So You Can Wear Gloves and Still Use Your Touchscreen Phone
Even though we’re headed towards the warmer summer months, there’s still that random cold spell that makes it nearly impossible to leave the house without gloves on. This becomes a problem when you have to use a touchscreen device, simply tapping or swiping at the screen with a gloved finger makes nothing happen.

Toray Fingerprint-Resistant Film: Sayonara Smudges

Toray Fingerprint-Resistant Film: Sayonara Smudges
Greasy fingerprints on gadgets with touchscreens are not only unsightly, they can actually pose a security risk. It’s not that big of a deal – wiping our gadgets clean from time to time isn’t a problem.

Securifi Almond Wi-Fi Router Gets Touchscreen Controls

Securifi Almond Wi-Fi Router Gets Touchscreen Controls
A touchscreen on a router sounds like a gimmick at first, but I think start-up company Securifi has it on their device for the right reasons – making the router even more user-friendly. The Almond router’s 2.8″ 320 x 240 screen provides easy access to settings and info on the device itself.

iDesk: A Microsoft Surface-Like Alternative for Macs

iDesk: A Microsoft Surface-Like Alternative for Macs
Anyone who’s seen or who knows about Microsoft Surface understands that the idea of a giant touchscreen tabletop is nothing new. Adam Benton’s iDesk concept is simply the Apple-lover’s version of the same expensive tech that’s been available for Windows for some time.

Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface 2.0 Display Finally Shipping This Month

Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface 2.0 Display Finally Shipping This Month
One of the coolest things that Microsoft has done in a long time is the Surface multitouch interactive display. If you are a geek with a trust fund or work for a company that is interested in Surface, Samsung is finally ready to ship is SUR40 display – first shown a year ago at CES 2011.

ideum MT65 Presenter: Giant 65-Inch Multitouch Display Takes Aim at Surface

ideum MT65 Presenter: Giant 65-Inch Multitouch Display Takes Aim at Surface
I’ve mentioned some of the multitouch displays from ideum in the past, but this one is one of the biggest off-the-shelf touchscreen interfaces I’ve seen to date. The just announced MT65 Presenter has a whopping 65-inch screen.

Intel Nikiski Laptop Gets Transparent Touchpad, Lets You See Through to Your Crotch

Intel Nikiski Laptop Gets Transparent Touchpad, Lets You See Through to Your Crotch
While I’m the first to admit that I don’t spend much time looking at my keyboard or touchpad, since I touch type, there’s a reason for having them visible, especially when it’s late at night and you can’t find the right keys.

iPen iPad Active Stylus: Accurate Apple Accessory

iPen iPad Active Stylus: Accurate Apple Accessory
If instead of a multipurpose stylus you’d rather have one that does the job really, really well, check out the iPen. Behind the tragically boring name is a very accurate writing and drawing tool for the iPad.

Vending Machine Gets See-Through Touchscreen, Facial Recognition Tech

Vending Machine Gets See-Through Touchscreen, Facial Recognition Tech
If recent developments are any indication, I think we’re on the precipice of a whole new era in vending machines. Thanks to modern technology, these mechanical devices are about to get an upgrade. Here’s one new concept design which adds a large touchscreen to the front of the machine to help you with your transactions.