multi-touch

  • TouchKeys Combines Multi-Touch And Keyboards For Musical Magic

    TouchKeys Combines Multi-Touch And Keyboards For Musical Magic

    The keyboard was a technological spin on the piano, and in that way really changed the instrument, but the keyboard itself has not really adapted to take advantage of modern tech. But TouchKeys, a new Kickstarter project that launched recently, introduces a way to add multi-touch input to any keyboard with a DIY kit, exponentially changing the range of expression possible when playing. Read More

  • Apple Patents Battery-Saving Multi-Touch Displays That Don’t Need To Be Active To Work

    Apple Patents Battery-Saving Multi-Touch Displays That Don’t Need To Be Active To Work

    Apple was granted a patent Tuesday by the USPTO that describes a system for implementing multi-touch in a mobile device even when there the display itself isn’t actively showing any images. It’s a neat trick, and one that could help portable gadgets save battery life by not invoking the most battery-hungry element in their construction nearly as frequently. Read More

  • The Gestures Required To Beat Every Level Of Angry Birds, Visualized In Paper And Ink

    The Gestures Required To Beat Every Level Of Angry Birds, Visualized In Paper And Ink

    When you play Angry Birds, at this point it’s likely a completely unconscious, natural gesture; draw back, aim and release. But what if each time you did that, you produced an indelible mark, so that after countless hours spent playing Rovio’s addictive physics flinging mobile game, you had a visual record? That’s exactly what artist Evan Roth did for his latest… Read More

  • Ideum’s GestureWorks Platform Will Let Developers Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabook Apps

    Ideum’s GestureWorks Platform Will Let Developers Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabook Apps

    Ideum has built a platform for developers to create complex gestures for apps that can run on 100-inch table top displays or the small screens of Ultrabooks running Windows 8. Ideum’s GestureWorks platform shows how developers will increasingly have the freedom to think beyond developing apps that are limited to those that require a keyboard or a mouse. The platform makes it easier… Read More

  • Microsoft To Introduce Multi-Touch And Pen Devices Based On Perceptive Pixel Technology

    Microsoft To Introduce Multi-Touch And Pen Devices Based On Perceptive Pixel Technology

    Microsoft plans to offer devices based on Perceptive Pixel technology that uses both pen and touch to create what is equivalent to the human as the user interface. Microsoft General Manager Jeff Han, who sold Perceptive Pixel to Microsoft earlier this year, hinted at the news with a slide in a presentation at this week’s Build conference in Redmond. It said “Devices *are*… Read More

  • HTML5 Smart Board Attempts To Out-Surface The Surface

    Intuilabs is showing off their proof-of-concept HTML5-based multi-touch smartboard in an effort to prove a) that HTML5 is pretty rocking and b) that someday we may all have smart tabletops in our home. To see the big screen in action you can fast forward to about 3 minutes in. Read More

  • Apple Multi-Touch Appears Ready To Tickle The Desktop

    Apple Multi-Touch Appears Ready To Tickle The Desktop

    In front of me right now there’s an enormous 27-inch screen with another 24-inch screen connected to it for use as a second monitor. This massive amount of screen real estate is nice for everything from blogging to watching streaming movies. And yet, I find myself using this set up less and less and instead favor my 15-inch laptop. Why? Simply because I prefer using a multi-touch trackpad… Read More

  • New OLPC software to support multi-touch


    Good news for OLPC users, the software engineering team announced today that they have built in multi-touch support into the next version of the OS. The new OS, code name “Sugar” will be appearing on the new XO-1.75 child notebook. Read More

  • iBUYPOWER turns any game into multi touch

    iBUYPOWER just announced their MAGIC software, a new interface that’s designed to let you play any game using multi touch gestures, not just games that were specifically designed that way. Think about that for a moment, a game like Supreme Commander 2 could be played using multi touch, instead of just being limited to using the keyboard and mouse. Read More

  • mTouch: An affordable multi-touch web table

    It’s hard out here at Disrupt for gadget geeks, but we just got lucky. Merel Technologies is showing off a very cool multi-touch web table that uses gesture recognition, object recognition, and multi-user multi-touch to create a new way to interact with media and kiosk apps. The best thing? It costs $3,200 for the 32-inch model and $4,200 for the 42-incher and they’re available… Read More

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