BlackBerry is back with a new OS and two new devices.
The wait is over. No longer will we have to slave over smartphones with buttons you can touch but never feel: the painful paradox born of the demon that is the touchscreen. Finally, a touchscreen has been developed that feels...
New taxi's with odor-absorbing seats aren't the only upgrades New York City is getting. The Big Apple's 12,800 decaying public pay phones could be replaced with large touchscreens that are good for making more than just voice calls. One day, you might be tweeting from one of these "smart pay phones."
In general, touchscreens are either resistive or capacitative. The former is great for styli and the latter is great for fingers. Sharp's Aquos Board works with styli and fingers simultaneously. Oh, and it's massive.
Seeing someone drawing on an HDTV — on the actual screen with an actual electronic pen — stopped a lot of IFA show-goers by German LCD maker Hannspree's booth (I cropped out the surrounding rubber-neckers). We were all gawking at woman's face being sketched on the Lounge TV 70, a 70-inch 1920-by-1080-pixel HDTV.
The problem with most touchscreen smartphones is that you need two hands to run them. This weird looking nose stylus solves that problem, by letting you peck away using your nose when your other hand is...uh...preoccupied....
Remember that Cool Leaf keyboard with the mirror-like finish by Minebea last year? A whole year later and it's no longer just some fantasy concept, but a real product that goes on sale next month. Cleaning this keyboard is easy as one, two, wipe. Done!
Seen at last year's CES, we now have some concrete specs on the Light Touch projector that transforms any flat surface into a 10.1-inch touchscreen.
You'd think the FBI, CIA, Interpol or some other government agency would be home to the world's largest touchscreen right? You'd be dead wrong. The world's largest touchscreen resides at the University of Groningen in the the Netherlands and isn't used to catch world criminals, but to teach math and computer science.
You know how regular multitouch PCs like HP's Touchsmart series build up fatigue in the arm over extended use? MSI's solved the soreness problem: with a screen that slides down.