Asus has unveiled the next step in the evolution of the hybrid note/tablet at the company's "We Transform" press event at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to two CPUs and dual operating systems, the Transformer Book Trio adds a powerful desktop element to the mix. Other devices introduced by chairman Jonney Shih include 6- and 7-inch Pads, a wireless media center and a touchpad mouse.
Taking to the stage at this year’s CES
, graphics hardware giant NVIDIA has announced Project Shield: a portable gaming console that plays both Android games via Google Play and some
PC titles – provided there’s a PC located on the local network to stream the game from.
Although the upper surface of the Ideum multitouch table
we covered back in November 2009 measured 100 inches diagonally, only 86 inches were viewable. Originally a custom offering, the Pano Touch Table sports a full 100 diagonal inches of HD multitouch goodness, can accommodate up to eight simultaneous users and includes an integrated computer workstation with a Core i7 processor, dual hard drives and lockable port access ... and it's now been added to the company's main catalog.
Mathematics has always been one of those subjects that poses a lot of difficulties for some young students. In the 3-year SynergyNet project conducted by Britain’s Durham University, however, it was found that something might help – multi-user multi-touch networked desks.
The world may not be your oyster, but thanks to technology being developed at Indiana’s Purdue University, it may soon be your multi-touch screen. Researchers at that institution have created an “extended multitouch” system, that consists of a computer, video projector, and Kinect camera – the technology allows any surface to be transformed into a touchscreen interface, that can track multiple hands simultaneously.
UK-based Engage Production has just stacked 24 MultiTaction Cell displays in the new "Executive Brand Suite" of an un-named City of London client to create the world's largest multi-touch interactive wall. Measuring some 9.9 x 3 m (32.48 x 9.84 ft), including the base, the monster installation's separate screens function as one huge touch display, capable of tracking and registering an unlimited number of simultaneous touch points.
Unless you've spent the summer snoozing at the back of the bear cave, you'll already know that Windows 8 is on the cusp of release. Hardware manufacturers made the most of the opportunity presented by the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (or IFA
to you and me) to show us the first batch of products that we'll be using to get our touch on with the next flavor of Microsoft's operating system. We've already rubbed shoulders with Acer's new V5
series notebooks, now it's time to reach out and grab a few moments with the company's M3 Touch and S7 Ultrabooks.
Ideum has announced a major update to its 65-inch Presenter Touch Wall Display
. The new model is now just two inches (50.8 mm) thin, is available in display-only or with built-in computing and connectivity options, and includes RFID technology.
It's been over a year since Microsoft first previewed
the next generation of its Windows operating system, the touch-optimized Windows 8. As we draw closer to release, it's now the turn of hardware manufacturers to reveal exactly what they imagine we'll be using to make the most of the rather impressive new operating environment. IFA 2012
provided the perfect platform and we managed to spend a little time getting to know the latest tablet, ultrabook, AIO and hybrid tablet/notebook offerings from Samsung
. We've saved the biggest PC manufacturer until last and managed to jostle our way through the crowds of media and public to get up close to HP's first wave of Windows 8 machines.