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We recently had the opportunity to chat with Synaptics and get some hands-on time with an array of already-available and upcoming input technologies. The big announcement coming from Synaptics today is that the company’s ForcePad has been selected for the User Interface Software & Technology (UIST) Student Innovation Contest, which will take place in October in Cambridge, Massachusetts. UIST is a forum for innovations in the software and technology of human-computer interfaces, which is sponsored by ACM's (Association for Computing Machinery) special interest groups on computer-human... Read more...
For those of us with mundane minds, a mouse is a mouse is a mouse; you can use one to point, click, scroll, and drag. Fortunately, there are agile, bright minds out there, and they belong to a gaggle of students that entered the 2011 UIST Student Innovation Contest. (Well, at least the winners.) Microsoft provided teams of entrants with a new Microsoft Touch Mouse, which has a capacitive sensor on board. Entrants were also given an API with which to access the sensor, which they were to use to create something--well, innovative. Specifically, the challenge was as follows: -Experiment and combine... Read more...