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  • The Weekly Hash - February 22, 2013

    Posted February 22, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Joking about the week’s top tech stories, this week featuring Burger King, Chinese cyberspies and a new Chromebook that will revolutionize the way we watch porn
  • Touchscreen proliferation could open desktop to Android

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 3:05 pm

    The takeaway for PCs from CES 2013 last week is that touchscreens are coming and they're coming fast to computers running Microsoft Windows.
  • 8 more new uses for your old smartphone

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:00 am

    If you’re searching for a new GPS navigator or a touchscreen remote control, a good place to find one is at the bottom of your desk drawer. Old smartphones, long forgotten after being buried under a pile of debris, still pack some punch with a decent processor, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth--and the devices can run apps that transform them into a new stand-alone machine.
  • The hidden danger of touchscreens

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Distracted driving and walking aren't the only perils lurking behind touchscreen devices.
  • Researchers knuckle down and tap into super-sensitive touchscreens

    Posted October 22, 2011 - 8:51 am

    Now that you’ve got the basics of using smartphone and tablet touchscreens down, Carnegie Mellon University researchers are ready to take you to the next level.
  • CHI2011: Tech conference promises glimpse of the future

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 2:23 pm

    As the Computer Human Interaction conference kicks off this week, 800 presenters and more than 2500 attendees have gathered in Vancouver to present their ideas and trade findings.
  • iPad 2's glass could be critical component in future shortages

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 5:55 pm

    Earthquake and tsunami damage to Japanese factories thought to produce components used in Apple's iPad could further delay shipments of the devices, analysts said.
  • Acer brings dual-screen laptop to reality

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    Are physical keyboards soon going to be a thing of the past? At a splashy event here in New York City, Acer Tuesday announced its new concept for a laptop: The Acer Iconia. The name's gravitas is appropriate given that it's the first laptop to ditch a physical keyboard in favor of a two touch-screens attached by a hinge, just as with a standard laptop.
  • Prototype Microsoft Mobile Surface PC one-ups iPhone

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Microsoft Corp. researchers have shrunk down its Surface tabletop computer into a pocket-sized package that, with the aid of a few accessories, one-ups conventional touchscreen devices like Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
  • Why we don't want touchscreens on our desktops

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 8:14 am

    HP's introduction of a line of all-in-one desktop computers that come with touchscreens has sparked some discussion about why vertical touchscreens aren't all that useful, and one possible vision of the future of computing interfaces.
  • Windows 7 Hardware: Touch Finally Arrives

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 2:48 pm

    Before Windows 7's arrival, touchscreen support wasn't part of the Windows operating system itself. Instead, all-in-one PC vendors resorted to stopgaps ranging from elegant (HP's growing TouchSmart software suite) to kludgy (touchscreen apps from MSI and Asus). But Microsoft's new OS supports touch gestures, and you can expect PC manufacturers to take advantage of the growing popularity of touchscreen interfaces.
  • Lenovo extends touchscreens to four-finger input

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    Lenovo on Tuesday announced new touchscreen laptops, including the ThinkPad T400s, which is company's first laptop to support four-finger multitouch input.
  • Nanotouch technology shrinks touchscreen displays

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 1:53 pm

    Touchscreens can only get so small before fingers start to block most of the information on them, but a project from Microsoft Research and the Hasso Plattner Institut in Germany called Nanotouch allows a touchscreen device to be controlled from its backside, preventing fingers from occluding the screen.
  • HP considering touchscreens for next Mini-Note

    Posted August 7, 2008 - 1:34 pm

    Hewlett-Packard is considering a range of new technologies for the next version of its popular 2133 Mini-Note netbook, including touchscreens.
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