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Tag: Touchscreen

Touchscreen Knob Concept is Turning a Lot of Heads

Touchscreen Knob Concept is Turning a Lot of Heads
In general, devices with touchscreens are intuitive, but not always convenient. Sometimes there’s just no substitute for an actual physical interface. For example, the possible motions for rotation on a touchscreen are awkward, whereas if you had a knob you could easily perform rotation.

Digits Conductive Pins: the Missing Link Between Gloves and Touchscreens

Digits Conductive Pins: the Missing Link Between Gloves and Touchscreens
At last, you can now poke and prod your touchscreen even while wearing gloves. And no, you won’t need a sausage to do so. Quirky recently unveiled Digits, a set of conductive pins that attach to gloves.

Twitwee Twitter Clock Kills Two Birds With One Bird

Twitwee Twitter Clock Kills Two Birds With One Bird
I always knew that a mod like this would pop-up: a cuckoo clock modified to display tweets, complete with a blue cuckoo. Haroon Baig calls his mod the Twitwee Clock. Based on an Arduino controller board, it displays an analog clock as well as tweets on a small touchscreen.

N933 Flip Phone Looks Like a Communicator and an iPhone Had a Baby

N933 Flip Phone Looks Like a Communicator and an iPhone Had a Baby
I’m not sure if Gene Roddenberry’s estate or Apple’s legal department will be going after the makers of this odd little mobile phone first. The N933 smartphone takes the basic ideas of an iPhone and a traditional flip-phone and mashes them together.

Cool Gtw18 Mobile Phone Gets Crappy Built-in Projector, Useless Analog Tv and Dvr – Not Cool at All

Cool Gtw18 Mobile Phone Gets Crappy Built-in Projector, Useless Analog Tv and Dvr – Not Cool at All
This new mobile phone out of China may look like your average smartphone, but under the hood it’s actually packing a tiny little projector. Too bad the images it produces look pretty horrendous. The inappropriately named COOL GTW18 features a 3.2-inch 240 x 400 touchscreen display, and touts a built in LED mini-projector for playing back digital video files in MP4 format.

Living With the Hp Touchsmart 600: Part 1

Living With the Hp Touchsmart 600: Part 1
The guys over at HP asked me to take a challenge – to see if I could live with their TouchSmart 600 computer as a serious all-in-one entertainment hub. Over the the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the chance to put the TouchSmart through its paces and will be sharing my experiences with you during the course of the week.

Contest: Win an Hp Touchsmart 600 Desktop Pc

Contest: Win an Hp Touchsmart 600 Desktop Pc
[UPDATE 3/23/2010: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Technabob reader John McClain (no, not John McClane) on taking the prize!] How’d you like to get your hands on a brand spankin’ new HP TouchSmart 600 computer for free?

Nintendo Filed Patent for Touch Screen Steering Wheel: Cool or Stupid?

Nintendo Filed Patent for Touch Screen Steering Wheel: Cool or Stupid?
I don’t own a Nintendo DS, so this time I’m not being sarcastic: DS owners, do you think controlling vehicles on your portable would be more fun if you had a virtual steering wheel? Because it seems that Nintendo thinks that it’s a great idea: the company filed a patent for a “Driving Game Steering Wheel Simulation Method and Apparatus” last November.

Digital Cosmetic Mirror Lets You Try on Makeup Virtually: Life Imitating Rpg

Digital Cosmetic Mirror Lets You Try on Makeup Virtually: Life Imitating Rpg
Now this is something that a lot of women would like to have in their own homes: Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido installed a digital cosmetic mirror at the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku that lets customers test make up without actually trying it on, thanks to the magic of augmented reality.

South Koreans Using Sausage as iPhone Stylus

South Koreans Using Sausage as iPhone Stylus
It’s no secret that the iPhone’s touchscreen is hard to use when one is wearing gloves. But what will iPhone owners do when it’s winter? Stop using their iPhones? Preposterous! Just use a sausage as stylus!

The Great Wall of Ipads

The Great Wall of Ipads
Even though the iPad was just announced, there are already plenty of concepts emerging that could take advantage of the device. This one is somewhat interesting, but dubious. It’s basically a huge display made from a bunch of refurbished/recycled iPads.

Vj Fader’S Fadertouch Touchscreen a/V Interface Lets Audience See What He’S Playing

Vj Fader’S Fadertouch Touchscreen a/V Interface Lets Audience See What He’S Playing
Live audio-visual artist VJ Fader tipped me off about this cool visual interface he built for manipulating music and images in real-time. The faderTouch 3.0 isn’t just your run-of-the-mill sequencer. Nope, the unique portable device features an innovative rear-projection system that allows not only VJ, but his audience to watch the on-screen action.

DIY iPhone Touchscreen Kitchen Computer: Not the Apple Tablet

DIY iPhone Touchscreen Kitchen Computer: Not the Apple Tablet
The annoying about having a computer in the kitchen is that you lose valuable counter space to a keyboard and a mouse. Here’s a cool idea for a touchscreen computer that’s the perfect kitchen computer to surf on and to check recipes.

Misa Digital Guitar Says Good Riddance to Strings

Misa Digital Guitar Says Good Riddance to Strings
This digital guitar runs on Linux and has a touch screen interface. How cool is that? What is it exactly? The Misa Digital Guitar is a pressure-sensitive touchscreen MIDI controller that’s been built into a guitar body.

Intel Digital Signage Concept: an Advertisement More Powerful Than Your Laptop

Intel Digital Signage Concept: an Advertisement More Powerful Than Your Laptop
If Intel has its way, your idle time at airports, train stations, and other public places will be less idle and have more window shopping. The chip giant is recently showed off a proof of concept digital signage at the National Retail Federation Convention & Expo.

Chumby Sunfury Tablet Computer Platform in the Works

Chumby Sunfury Tablet Computer Platform in the Works
The guys who make the lovable, hackable Chumby have a little something new up their sleeves. Tucked away in an inconspicuous spot in the Marvell booth at the CES show, I managed to snag a spec-sheet for their upcoming tablet computer platform, currently code-named “Sunfury”.