• Ice touchscreen is cold, hard science at work

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    What do you do with your time when it's only light out for 3-4 hours a day in a long, cold Finnish winter? If you're a group of Nokia employees, you build the world's first ice touchscreen, of course.
  • Japan Tests Out Judgmental Touchscreen Vending Machines

    Posted August 30, 2010 - 2:17 pm

    A railway station in Japan has been testing out the latest in the touchscreen craze, with a slight twist.
  • 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.

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Well, something is coming on the 27th. Probably a tablet thingie! PROBABLY.
  • BlackBerry Storm 2: Is it worth the upgrade?

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 10:59 am

    As an avid BlackBerry Storm user and advocate (makes me sound important, doesn't it?), I was extremely curious if the forthcoming BlackBerry Storm 2 would be such an amazing upgrade that I would be insane not to trade in my 9530 for the latest, greatest 9550.
  • 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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