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— Music

Music creation at the touch of a button with Tabstrummer

By - December 22, 2011 11 Pictures
Electronics enthusiast Miroslaw Sowa and programmer Vsevolod Zagainov - both from Montreal, Canada - are currently busy putting the final touches on a new button-based, guitar-shaped sound machine called the Tabstrummer. In the same way that tablature notation has allowed players like me (who are unable to read score) to learn new songs, this new MIDI instrument allows folks who'd like to play a guitar, but for whatever reason can't, the opportunity to easily create some chord-strumming music. The instrument allows chord shapes to be assigned to clicky buttons on the short neck, which can then be recalled and played as a song by simultaneously strumming or picking the virtual strings. Read More
— Mobile Technology

Atmel maXStylus allows simultaneous finger and stylus operation

By - November 11, 2011 2 Pictures
While modern smartphones can be operated by touch only, styluses certainly have not disappeared. An accurate stylus is actually a must when high precision is required. California-based company Atmel has unveiled a new addition to its touch interface solutions in the form of the maXStylus active stylus for Android 4.0 and Windows 8. It features a 1mm stylus tip, and simultaneous finger and stylus operation. Read More
— Computers

A touchy subject: the new maXTouch chip from Atmel

By - September 16, 2009 2 Pictures
Atmel has just announced that its highly anticipated maXTouch mXT224 capacitive touchscreen controller chip is now ready for production release. Atmel representatives are positively bubbling with excitement about this product, which supports an unlimited number of simultaneous screen touches, looks out for unintentional touches and delivers smooth visuals with refresh rates of up to 250Hz - all on one tough, tiny, low-power chip. Read More
— Computers

FingerGear Computer-On-a-Stick with Biometric recognition

By - October 13, 2005 4 Pictures
October 14, 2005 FingerGear Computer-On-a-Stick USB Flash Drive now has fingerprint security. The Computer-On-a-Stick is the world's first bootable USB flash drive - the OS and all Desktop Software applications come preinstalled and occupy as little as 200Mb of flash memory. The device also features Atmel's FingerChip sensor for convenient and accurate one-swipe secure data access, and a large font LCD display for the ultimate user-friendly experience. Read More

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