Highlights from Interbike 2014

Touchscreen

The ASUS VivoBook X202, with its 11.6-inch touchscreen

Only recently, ASUS unveiled its Vivo Tab line of tablets, and now it has shown off a brand new laptop that will serve as the big brother to these tablets. This new laptop, called the VivoBook X202, has all the touchscreen functionality of its tablet brethren, but with the extra features users expect in a laptop.  Read More

Vizio's Thin and Light 14-inch Ultrabook

Acer and Vizio have announced a number of laptops and desktop PCs designed specifically for use with Windows 8. The new systems detailed here will feature a variety of touch-based improvements that are designed to make navigating the new touch-centric UI simpler and more intuitive.  Read More

The extended multitouch system can turn any flat surface into a multi-touch interface

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.  Read More

The ASETNIOP chorded keyboard concept consists of ten input points (one for each finger/th...

For the touch typist, the tablet and smartphone experience is often a frustrating one. While it is possible to key in characters without looking at the virtual keyboard, efficiency and accuracy are a whole lot easier to achieve with physical points of reference. Tactile overlays like the TouchFire can help, but you still lose at least half the screen to the keyboard. Wireless keyboards are a much safer bet but add bulk to the travel pouch. Zack Dennis has developed a virtual keyboard replacement called ASETNIOP which can be made invisible, is based on the QWERTY layout and allows for input using only ten touch points.  Read More

The Harmony Touch has less buttons and a 2.4-inch swipe and tap touchscreen

Logitech has just revealed its latest universal remote, the Harmony Touch. It marks the first big shift in the company's Harmony remotes in quite some time, and is designed to simplify some of the complicated controls that came with previous models.  Read More

The ArduinoLCD is a touchscreen designed for use with the Arduino microcomputer

For all the Arduino microcomputer addicts who love tinkering around on really cool projects, here's something that will might help you bring those projects to the next level. It's the ArduinoLCD from EarthMake, and it offers an affordable way of integrating a touchscreen into your latest gizmo.  Read More

The Kindle Paperwhite will be available in the U.S. on October 1st

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to the stage today in Santa Monica to reveal several new devices, including an all-new Kindle e-reader, dubbed the “Kindle Paperwhite." The e-reader sports several upgrades over other Kindle models, such as a new built-in illumination system, capacitive touchscreen and significantly improved screen resolution.  Read More

A diagonal view of the Acer Aspire V5 in silver

Acer has just shown off its new laptop offering, and it is clear that the company had the Windows 8 philosophy in mind when it designed the Aspire V5 laptop. The V5 features a 10-point touch display and a larger trackpad, both of which are designed for better interaction with the features Windows 8 has to offer.  Read More

New Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai unvieled three new smartphone additions to the Sony's Xperia line...

Sony's Kazuo Hirai bounced up on stage for his very first IFA in the capacity of his new role as CEO. Hirai presented the company's new direction, stating: "There have been more changes in the last 10 year than in the previous century's combined... Now is the time for Sony to change. This company cannot stand still." One of Sony's core focus areas to keep it moving is (no surprises here) Mobile, and Hirai announced three new additions to the Xperia range. the Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J, all of which will be brought to market over the next few months.  Read More

The Instacube is an Android-powered digital photo frame for Instagrammers

Silicon Valley-based Design to Matter (D2M) is aiming to provide the legions of Instagram users with an alternative to viewing their shots on a phone, tablet or PC. The company’s Instacube is an Android-powered digital photo frame to which users can wirelessly push their Instagram stream over Wi-Fi.  Read More

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