multi-touch

  • Apple releases touchpad update for Vista

    Apple releases touchpad update for Vista

    Running Vista on your Mac? Having problems with the touchpad? Well good news, Apple released an updated driver for the Multi-touch trackpad today. It’s intended to fix the scrolling and tracking problems that the original drivers had. You can download it directly from Apple by clicking here. Read More

  • How did I miss this? Warcraft 3 + Multi-Touch = awesome

    What the hell, this looks amazing. I simply cannot wait until I literally pound on my enemies in order to attack. And as you can see, it’s no weak application of the touchscreen interface: he’s dragging, he’s using multiple fingers, and I’m sure a competent developer (Blizzard, for instance) would be quite capable of mapping abilities, shortcuts, and so on to… Read More

  • Video: Multi-Touch on the G1

    Caution: Pink Floyd blasting as soon as you hit “play”
    I’m pumped about this because I just got a G1. This video shows a pretty basic paint program tracking two inputs at once — it’s pretty hacked together but it clearly works okay. We knew it was possible technically, now we see it’s possible practically, and hopefully soon we’ll see it supported… Read More

  • Video: Multi-touch on the G1

    Caution: Pink Floyd blasting as soon as you hit “play”
    I’m pumped about this because I just got a G1. This video shows a pretty basic paint program tracking two inputs at once — it’s pretty hacked together but it clearly works okay. We knew it was possible technically, now we see it’s possible practically, and hopefully soon we’ll see it supported… Read More

  • CNN's most powerful multi-touch weapon

    http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/video_player/view/default/swf.jhtml John Oliver learns about CNN’s touch wall the only way he knows how: by running around New York, making love to John King, and exposing CNN’s evil plan to take over the world. All in a days work for The Daily Show. via Giz Read More

  • G1 capable of multi-touch input? Looks like it.

    G1 capable of multi-touch input? Looks like it.

    Whenever the G1 vs iPhone debate gets underway, iPhone purists are quick to flag the G1’s lack of multi-touch input support. Turns out, it might just be able to handle it after all -on the hardware end, at least. Whilst tearing his G1’s workings apart line-by-line, a crafty coder going by RyeBrye came across an interesting artifact. It seems the driver for the Synaptics… Read More

  • Watch out, Surface; GestureTek is straight frontin'

    Watch out, Surface; GestureTek is straight frontin'

    I guess you don’t know you’re leading the pack unless you hear the other dogs barking at your heels. GestureTek is a company that puts out touch- and gesture-based interactive screens in more various forms than the Microsoft Surface project. From what I can tell, it doesn’t track as exactly or as reliably as the seriously stress-tested Surface, but it also has a more… Read More

  • Multi-touch for Windows 7 demo'd

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    digg_window = ‘new'; Windows 7 is getting a good amount of press, and I mean good press. It seems that people are looking forward to the next Windows incarnation and the app demo’d above shows off just what the system will be able to do. Read More

  • Hidden multi-touch feature on HTC Touch Diamond?

    Cool. Looks like the HTC Touch Diamond (and presumably the HTC Touch Diamond Pro) can actually do multi-touch. Apparently it’s just around the navigation buttons that the multi-touch works – not the entire screen, which seems odd. The feature is revealed when using HTC’s Nav Debug Tool but so far doesn’t have any practical use beyond simple testing. However, HTC updates… Read More

  • Hidden multi-touch feature on HTC Touch Diamond?

    Cool. Looks like the HTC Touch Diamond (and presumably the HTC Touch Diamond Pro) can actually do multi-touch. Not only multi-touch on the screen itself, but all the way down around the navi-wheel and buttons. [Update – Apparently it’s just around the navigation buttons that the multi-touch works.] The feature is revealed when using HTC’s Nav Debug Tool but so far… Read More

  • September release: MacBook with multi-touch glass trackpad, regular screen?

    September release: MacBook with multi-touch glass trackpad, regular screen?

    Another Apple rumor floating around seems to suggest that new MacBooks will be released in September that will not include multi-touch screens, instead opting to build upon their already established multi-touch trackpad. By utilizing the rumored glass trackpad, Apple may be betting on gestural trackpad as being the next logical step in notebook evolution. They already have incorporated the… Read More

  • Apple patent shows entire new language developed for multi-touch displays

    Apple patent shows entire new language developed for multi-touch displays

    A recent patent application by Apple details the company’s interest in expanding the number of gestures its multi-touch displays can recognize. Right now, there’s but so many gestures you can tap out on your iPhone or MacBook Pro: zoom in and out, rotate, pan around, etc. This patent, which is called ”gesture learning,” shows that Apple has developed an entire language… Read More

  • Multi-touch, the Musical! or The next wave for UI

    Multi-touch, the Musical! or The next wave for UI


    Just the beginning… With all the talk of multi-touch, surface computing, and mobile technology, let’s think, for a moment, where we’re all headed. Given the fact that we are all gadget geeks and give the fact that most of us will use Windows until we’re old and gray, we need to start talking about future interfaces that might supplant the standard OS entirely… Read More

  • MTMini: Even cheaper multi-touch

    Now that everyone is on the multi-touch bandwagon new systems are popping up all over. Seth Sandler’s solution is fairly ingenious. It uses a piece of paper and a camera to create a camera-based multi-touch interface. All you need is a box, a webcam, and some graph paper and he even includes the demo and application source code. The system can be used to demo multi-touch functionality or… Read More

  • Microsoft TouchWall can inexpensively turn any flat surface into a multi-touch display

    Microsoft TouchWall can inexpensively turn any flat surface into a multi-touch display

    Bill Gates will demo a new multi-touch computer and interface today called TouchWall at the Microsoft CEO Summit in Redmond. TouchWall refers to the touch screen hardware setup itself; the corresponding software to run TouchWall, which is built on a standard version of Vista, is called Plex. TouchWall and Plex are superficially similar to Microsoft Surface, a multi-touch table computer that… Read More

  • PIRP: Low cost multi-touch for the masses

    Esteban and his partner Javier sent us this demo of a $20 multi-touch screen they built as a thesis project. It’s quite cool. This one is a few inches across and can sense multiple inputs and even pressure. He writes: Javier Jorge and me started with this project one year ago for our thesis. We are Computer Engineer students at the “Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Fisicas y… Read More

  • Asus Eee PC 900 100 percent confirmed for early May: Yes, there's multi-touch

    Asus Eee PC 900 100 percent confirmed for early May: Yes, there's multi-touch

    Some more details for you Eee PC followers. The Eee PC 900, which we mentioned a few times already (score one for multi-touch rumors turning out to be true), has now been officially unveiled. I think the Pope First, the bare stats: 8.9-inch, 1024×600 resolution display; 12GB or 20GB hard drive (depending whether you opt for the Windows or Linux version); and 1GB RAM (which, incidentally… Read More

  • Asus eee PC 900 rocks some multi-touch

    Asus eee PC 900 rocks some multi-touch

    The new Asus eee PC 900 — not the potential touchscreen model — ended up on the FCC site today and it’s looking good. One interesting point: It has a multi-touch trackpad, something that will definitely make the anti-Apple fanbois happy. It looks very similar to the original eee, but expect improvements, including a possible 8 hour battery, in the future. Read More

  • The Unreasonable Stance: Multi-touch is just more Apple snake oil

    The Unreasonable Stance: Multi-touch is just more Apple snake oil


    Welcome to the Unreasonable Stance, where our own Devin Coldewey takes the minority opinion on a tech matter and defends it with convenient data, spun numbers, fanboyism, and insults until he proves, without a doubt, that those that disagree with him are filthy mouth-breathers. Everybody’s all a-twitter about Apple’s latest amazing technology, the incomparable… Read More

  • Microsoft Surface gets its' first game, Firefly

    Matt was impressed by the Surface back at CES so I’m inclined to go along based on his judgement. The Sarcastic Gamer gets up close and personal with the Surface’s first game called Firefly. Check out the video and see what it’s all about. It looks really neat. Read More