Touchscreens get a bit less useful in the winter, when gloved fingers are unable to manipulate their glowing controls. You could buy some expensive gloves with nubs on the fingers able to activate a touchscreen, or you could just make em yourself for cheap.
Touchscreen devices are vital to Apple's plan for world domination, so naturally it'd try to secure as many touchscreen panels as possible. According to DigiTimes, Apple's such a hog on the glass that RIM was unable to get enough to produce sufficient amounts of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
With the iPhone and iPad, Apple completely transformed touchscreens with pinch-to-zoom and scrolling content, but there's just one small problem: using those interfaces pushes content off the screen. A new elastic-like touchscreen interface by researchers at the Osaka University can fix that by keeping content on the screen.
If you liked Samsung's new transparent and flexible AMOLED screens, you'll love 3M's new transparent and flexible multi-touch surface. They're set to make all those sexy concepts real, and the future is closer than you think.
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Out in Finland, where the days are long and the ice is plentiful, a team of Nokia researchers went ahead and made a touchscreen out of ice. Why? Why not?
What good is a touchscreen phone if you can't even use it when the weather is freezing your fingers off? The next generation of touchscreens might make that pesky problem a thing of the past.
When you hear "fashion," who doesn't think of touchscreen monitors? Wait, no one thinks that — except the wizards at HP, of course! The company partnered with designer Diane Von Furstenberg to introduce interactive touchpanels at her gallery in New York to kick off Fashion Week. And they're actually kind of cool.
Japan has a love affair with vending machines. You can get anything, from hot coffee to hot noodles to fresh fruit to cigarettes, from the ubiquitous machines. So it's only natural that they'd jump on the touchscreen vending machine bandwagon first.
Gesture control isn't anything new, but it hasn't found its place like its cousin the touchscreen. A team of scientists at the Fraunhofer technical institute in Germany has developed a system that doesn't need you to wear gloves, and can detect multiple hands.