• Fuffr Wants To Add Off-Screen Multitouch To Your iPhone For Social Gaming

    Fuffr Wants To Add Off-Screen Multitouch To Your iPhone For Social Gaming

    Fuffr knows smartphone users like multitouch, so it wants to add more areas of multitouch around your multitouch phone so you can do more multitouching. Why is it trying to do this? It reckons extra space for gestures will come in handy if you want to huddle around a single device to play multiplayer games. Read More

  • U.S. Patent Office Preliminary Determination Finds That The ‘Steve Jobs’ Multitouch Patent Is Invalid

    U.S. Patent Office Preliminary Determination Finds That The ‘Steve Jobs’ Multitouch Patent Is Invalid

    The USPTO has issued a preliminary notice indicating that the famous ‘Steve Jobs’ patent, which describes basic multitouch technology including scrolling, might be invalid, according to a first Office action uncovered by FOSS Patents. The ruling is very early, however, and Apple still has two months to make an initial response and a number of appeals before the patent in question… Read More

  • Apple Patents Vanishing Touch Interfaces, New Method For Targeted Computer Cooling

    Apple Patents Vanishing Touch Interfaces, New Method For Targeted Computer Cooling

    Apple was granted a couple of interesting patents today (spotted by AppleInsider), including one for multitouch surfaces embedded in devices that appear and disappear as needed, as well as a new cooling apparatus design that can redirect air to where it’s needed most within a device. One is just a twist on tech Apple already uses, and the other is something that could address warm lap… Read More

  • Dell's 21.5-inch Multi-touch IPS LCD Is Now On Sale

    Dell has just put up its new multi-touch screen at the online store. Not the first for Dell, as they’ve had a few others out, but this appears to us as a more tablet like design. Using a folding rear kickstand, the ST2220 is able to to sit nicely in your lap or in a variety of positions on a table top. Read More

  • Motorola DROID to be blessed with Android 2.1 in coming update [UPDATED]

    When the Nexus One was announced, many folks were questioning Google’s game plan and why it would release such an amazing device shortly after the Motorola DROID’s release. If that wasn’t enough to make some DROID owners envious, the Nexus One received a multitouch update last week which allowed pinch-to-zoom gestures within Google Maps, the Android browser and photo gallery. Read More

  • Multi-touch display maker FlatFrog gets $18m in funding – a credible adversary for Surface?

    Everyone with eyes in their head can see the bright future of multi-touch displays, but the huge variety of technologies out there makes it hard to place a bet. Will capacitive film rule? Or will it be the IR overlay? Or will Microsoft’s foresight in nurturing the Surface project pay off once they reveal their new, flatter display? Well, there’s one more competitor joining the… Read More

  • Why wait for the Nexus One Android OTA update when you can have it now?

    Patience is a virtue, but as tech fanatics who lap up the latest in hardware and software, we’ve not enirely familiar with that concept. So when we heard that it could take up to a few days for the Nexus One Android OTA update, it was a little disheartening. We want it now! And thanks to some clever folks over at Android Forums, we can get it right this moment. It just takes some… Read More

  • Now you can get multitouch in a thinner-than-paper film

    Last year’s CES found us at the booth of the iTable, which was an overlay for LCDs and TVs of any size that turned them into a multi-touch surface. We thought it was awesome, and the possibilities were many and various. Now we find that someone has one-upped the iTable, creating a multi-touch surface that’s thinner than a sheet of paper and can just be rolled onto any surface. How… Read More

  • The Nexus One Just Got Multi-Touch

    Google has just started to deploy an update to the Nexus One that brings a long-desired feature to Android: Multi-touch.  In a blog post announcing the news, Google says that the new update will bring “Pinch-to-zoom functionality” to the Nexus One, which will allow users to pinch-to-zoom in the Android browser, Gallery, and Maps applications. So does this mean that Multi-touch will… Read More

  • Get multi-touch on your Nexus One

    Cyanogen is at it again; the creator of the popular replacement interface for Android phones has come up with another hack, this time for the Nexus phone. The hack allows you to use multitouch functionality in the browser only for now, but the plan is to add this (much wanted) option to application in the future. [via Gadget Lab] Read More

  • Add multi-touch to your Linux notebook… and your old MacBook

    Here’s a fascinating hack for a rainy day. Programmer randomtruth has figured out a way to enable multi-touch under Linux and is working on a way to add multi-touch to older MacBooks. He has created a driver with: -Pinch Gesture -4 finger gestures -3 finger gestures Read More

  • SmartTrack Neo: Bootleg multi-touch input device for your Windows PC

    Hey there, multi-touch! With this, the SmartTrack Neo [JP], you can add multi-touch capability to your PC. A hot $50 for this life saver. Read More

  • Rear-Projection TV hacked to use multitouch

    This impressive hack by IDEO labs makes a 67-inch rear-projection TV into a multi-touch display. They’ve mounted IR cameras into the TV and added laser projectors to the corners of the display, which are interrupted by your fingers and detected by the cameras. It’s a lot like the Surface approach, but more compact. A lot more money and testing has gone into the Surface, so it… Read More

  • Multi-touch on the G1 is here

    Do you have balls of steel? If you answered “YES!” or “SORT OF!” then you might have what it takes to flash the firmware on your T-Mobile G1 in order to get this multi-touch hack up and running, courtesy of developer Luke Hutchison. Read More

  • Microsoft Office Labs Releases "Touchless" Multi-Touch Software As An Open-Source SDK

    No, Microsoft is not getting into the car-wash business. But it is releasing “Touchless,” multitouch software from Microsoft Office Labs that uses a regular Web camera and everyday objects as input. You can think of this as a low-end version of its Touchwall technology, which uses more precise lasers to detect movement and objects. The software developer kit is available now… Read More

  • Wait, so multitouch technology isn't the end-all, be-all for laptops?

    There’s a quick little piece on multitouch technology on Wired right now, and it questions the conventional wisdom that says multitouch technology will do to laptops what it’s done to cellphones. (That is, multitouch, as seen on the iPhone, is the hot, new input mechanism that everyone wants to date.) “Questions”? Yes, not everyone is so sure that multitouch will make… Read More

  • First Modular Multi-Touch LCD Screen Takes Aim At Microsoft

    MultiTouch, a company specializing in, you guessed it, multi-touch technology, today launched the world’s first modular multi-touch LCD screen, which will allow owners to create screen tables and walls to their desired size. Dubbed The MultiTouch Cell, each LCD screen unit is available in both 32- and 46-inch sizes and offers Full HD capability. The Cells can be positioned in portrait… Read More

  • Dell Latitude XT owners get free multitouch upgrade

    Here are Hans and Roy from Dell to tell you about the new multitouch firmware upgrade for the Latitude XT tablet PC. Hey relax, Roy, you’re doing fine, buddy. Just slow down a bit and watch those erratic hand motions there. Picture the entire internet naked or something. Hans, you’re doing a great job, pal. You can get the update on Dell’s site here – it’s about… Read More

  • A rumor: Apple to release multitouch keyboard for Apple TV

    There’s a rumor currently making the rounds suggesting that Apple could release a multitouch keyboard for Apple TV. The Bluetooth keyboard, as the above mock-up shows, looks a lot like the company’s standard issue aluminum keyboard, but with an expanded area on the right side—the multitouch surface. The multitouch pad would be totally programmable, and would be able to… Read More

  • MacBooks with Multitouch tomorrow, sure, but what about the rest of us? If you’re like me, you’re awaiting to potential sting that will come with the new MacBooks tomorrow, as they’re supposed to feature the same multitouch trackpad that the MacBook Air has. You’ll be jealous, see, because your MacBook that you just bought won’t have that neat… Read More