• Kodak launches Slice touchscreen camera

    Kodak pretty much started the point and shoot camera market, but they’ve been behind for a while as far as innovation goes. In fact, this is pretty much an attempt to catch up with Nikon, Canon, and the other manufacturers who are using a touchscreen interface. Read More

  • TDK develops method to tint touchscreens

    I’m not really sure if that’s something a lot of gadget freaks were waiting for, but here we go: TDK has found a cost-effective way to tint touchscreens. The company claims it can add color to transparent electrode sheets that serve as the basis of those screens. In the future, electrode sheets will be available in 13 colors, including red, green, blue, aquamarine, purple and… Read More

  • Video: The Ring Wall is the world's largest touchscreen

    Your iPhone or Zune HD has nothing on this. It’s the Ring Wall, the world’s largest touchscreen interface. It was designed by Sensory Minds, and it’s sitting real pretty in Nuremberg, Germany. Read More

  • Is that the HP Pavilion dv3? Yes, yes it is.

    Oh my God is that the HP Pavilion dv3, complete with a fancy touchscreen? Oh my God it is! And is that the Engadget watermark? Oh my God it is! Man those guys are crazy! Read More

  • PC-Z1: Sharp's Ubuntu-powered, touchscreen "Mobile Internet Tool"

    In Japan, Sharp has been known for their ultra-mobile Zaurus for quite a while now, and today, the company added a new mini device to its line-up of mini laptops, the PC-Z1 [press release in English]. Marketed as a “Mobile Internet Tool”, the PC-Z1 comes with a tiny 5-inch TFT LCD (a touchscreen) and measures just 161.4 x 108.7 x 19.7 ~ 24.8mm (weight: 409g). Read More

  • Fujifilm's Z300 offers touchscreen shooting

    Fujifilm yesterday announced [JP] the FinePix Z300 for the Japanese market, a digital camera that lets users snap pictures by touching the target object on the LCD screen on its backside. The Z300 can focus the shot by itself so that even beginners can make decent photos. Read More

  • Your touchscreen phone may someday feature pop-up buttons

    Wow, hats off to some of the eggheads at Carnegie Mellon. They’ve developed a touchscreen that can actually produce tactile buttons by using latex, acrylic, and a little air pump. Imagine a touchscreen-only phone that pops up little keys when you open the on-screen keyboard. It’s like haptic feedback on steroids. Read More

  • Taiwanese company files patent suit against Apple

    Potentially bad news for Apple coming from Asia. A Taiwanese company called Elan Microelectronics Corporation (who?) has filed a patent suit against Apple (the news release is in English) a few days ago, saying they own two patents for multi-touch panels currently used in the MacBook, iPhone und iPod Touch. Read More

  • Video: Second Generation Surface

    In two to three years we will have the next gen. Surface. It will feature a second projector that will project images above it’s screen allowing to overlay images on each other. Infrared sensors will let you control the Surface without touching it. Read More

  • Video Review: Philips Prestigo SRT 9320 fancy-pants touchscreen remote control

    There’s an episode of Seinfeld (“The Slicer”) where George and Jerry discuss the merits of skin care and the skin care industry. Neither of them think very highly of either—at one point, George tells Jerry that all you need to do to take care of your skin is “wash it, dry it, move on!” That’s how I’ve always felt about remote controls… Read More

  • MIT creates a ‘sixth sense’ gadget: Less exciting than it sounds

    Those eggheads at MIT are at it again, this time creating a “sixth sense” gadget. It’s basically a combined scanner and 3D projector (with a touchscreen-like surface). Say, for example, you’re at the store looking at different boxes of cereal. You scan the box of Lucky Charms with the gadget, which then scans the internet for, I don’t know, nutritional… Read More

  • Microsoft making a big investment in Surface

    Microsoft is spending quite a bit of money to make sure you are going to be able to use their Surface technology with Windows 7. They are the major partner in a venture funding investment to a company that makes touch screen hardware. Read More

  • You know, the Samsung P3 PMP (now with touchscreen!) doesn't look too bad at all

    Round two of eliminate the fluff, Samsung edition! This time, we’re looking at the Korean corp’s P3 portable media player. This time around it’s got a touchscreen, with haptics thrown in for good measure. Read More

  • Smart-Leaf aims to put a touchscreen PC in your wall

    Smart-Leaf is the latest company shooting for the casual PC user that needs a space saving designed ‘puter. The company seems to think that a touchscreen model with fold-out keyboard would fit-in nicely into your kitchen. Maybe they are right. I kind of want one. Read More

  • Nokia 6208c phone features pen-based input

    Nokia, the world’s most ubiquitous cell phone company, is showing off the new 6208c phone in China, which sports a pen for easy input of Chinese characters. Read More

  • Samsung S8300 AMOLED Touchscreen Slider lacks kitchen sink

    While I can’t say I agree with the color scheme (Orange and black? I can’t decide whether it looks like a Halloween toy or a cheap pair of Reeboks), it looks like Samsung has managed one hell of an engineering feat with the just-leaked S8300. According to, this thing comes packed tight with a 2.8″ WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera with autoflash… Read More

  • Is this Nokia's next top-secret touchscreen handset?

    After blatantly boasting about how well they’d managed to keep the N97 off the radar, you’d think that Nokia would be incredibly wary of letting on details of future handsets. That is, you wouldn’t think they’d slide a shot of an unannounced touchscreen handset into a presentation in New York yesterday. Well, if this thing turns out to be legit, that’s exactly… Read More

  • Touchscreen hack for the Dell Mini 9

    Some peeps love touchscreens and the Dell Mini 9 is the latest netbook to receive the upgrade. By using the USB lines from the Mini 9s PCI-e pins, the mod nerd semi-permanently attached an Ebay-purchased touchscreen. The results shown above are a bit janky, but at least it works. Definitely not prime-time ready, but still, kind of neat in a nerdy way. source via jkkmobile Read More

  • Turn your plasma into a huge touchscreen

    Who didn’t enjoy all the fancy TV magic that CNN and ABC used during the election coverage? Now, a company called U-Touch has developed a home based version, if you have the 103-inch Panasonic plasma that is. The system turns the whole screen into a gigantic touchscreen. Better get some good Windex. Read More


    VIA has been building a few nice built-in PCs recently including the Iceman and this odd panel PC that is supposed to fit into a wall or a kiosk. The 10.4-inch touchscreen PC is rugged and fanless and includes a resistive touchscreen and plenty of ports. This is an embedded system so it’s aimed more at heavy duty applications but I could see this as a home control system in a wall… Read More