Items tagged with Multi-touch

Do you remember the iBUYPOWER Battalion Touch CZ-10 Multi-Touch gaming notebook we told you about last week? Well, it's now available for preorder. iBUYPOWER says the system will ship starting January 22nd though readers with a keen eye may notice that iBUYPOWER's website says the system could ship a couple days earlier. Either way, this 15-inch multi-touch gaming notebook is coming soon. The CZ-10 will start with a price tag of $999. A variety of customization options are available including a Blu-ray drive, gaming peripherals, up to 8GB of memory, and more. iBUYPOWER Battalion Touch CZ-10 - World’s First Touch Screen Gaming Notebook Now Available for Pre-Order, will Ship this Month Multi-Touch... Read more...
Sometime in the coming months, iBUYPOWER is planning to offer a gaming notebook that takes full advantage of the Windows multi-touch features. The new Battalion Touch CZ-10 will be a 15-inch notebook that will take the multi-touch features of Windows and apply them to the gaming world. iBUYPOWER will show off the new system at CES.    Click to enlargeiBUYPOWER Offers Sneak Peak at First Touch Screen Gaming Notebook – Battalion Touch CZ-10/p> Multi-Touch Notebook will be on display at the iBUYPOWER suite in the Venetian during CES 2010 El Monte, CA – January 5, 2010 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce the world’s first multi-touch gaming notebook... Read more...
Dell's Studio 17 has been around for well over a year now, so it's certainly due for an update. Aside from the off-hand processor bump, however, we haven't come to expect much in the wake of refreshes on lower-end machines. Out of nowhere, Dell's Studio 17--a decidedly mid-range 17" notebook for the company--has gained optional multi-touch support. Yeah, multi-touch. The same stuff that was found on the $2000 T400s Multi-Touch edition that we reviewed earlier in the year.N-trig, a company known for its DuoSense solution combining pen and capacitive multi-touch in a single device, has been chosen to provide the multi-touch panel for Dell's Studio 17, and we're told that it's a "true four-point... Read more...
The MOTO Development Group has just released what may be the coolest thing to hit a casino floor in decades. The group is calling its new Multi-Touch BlackJack table a "world's first," and gamers will soon be able to experience it at the Global Gaming Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of now, the prototype table can run BlackJack and Texas Hold 'Em, and honestly, those two are really the only games you need when you're playing for chips.The team took an atypical approach to creating this; instead of embedding individual screens in a standard size blackjack table, this concept creates a "seamless virtual table gaming experience that automates the betting process, physical cards, and card-shoes."... Read more...
With the release of Windows 7, a whole lot of talk surrounding multi-touch has surfaced. In fact, most credit Microsoft's own Surface as the catalyst for more consumer-oriented multi-touch applications, and now it's a relatively unknown outfit take the next big step. Ideum, a company you've probably never heard of, is looking to make a name for itself by introducing what could be called the next Surface. The currently unnamed device--which is being called an "ultra-wide screen multitouch table exhibit exploring the electromagnetic spectrum"--is based around the company's MT-50 multi-touch, multi-user table. Clearly this one is designed to be used by businesses more so than actual consumers (unless... Read more...
With Windows 7 out, we're apt to see a whole lot more Dell machines shipping with multi-touch capabilities. One of the best attributes to Win7 is its ability to natively interact with multi-touch applications and hardware, but even before that, Dell was dabbling in the technology with some of its notebooks.Now, the company is mixing two niche product groups together in order to get this: the Latitude XT2 XFR. Hailed as the industry's smallest 12.1" rugged convertible tablet PC with a multi-touch display, this little guy is one tough cookie. It's small and thin--not much larger than some netbooks, but it's far more durable and able to withstand the elements for those who spend more time working... Read more...
Albatron 42" Optical Touch Monitor Bring Amazing Touch Experience Albatron Technology recently released 42-inch Albatron Optical Touch Monitor (OTM). Adopting optical touch technology that put a camera on the screen above left and right to detect the movement of fingers, Albatron OTM has no problem for the limit of touch panel size. Compared to the traditional resistive touch screen, Albatron OTM is more sensitive, accurate and durable and, of course, its price is very competitive. Furthermore, with advantages of Microsoft Windows 7 support, Albatron 42-inch optical touch monitor will bring consumers excellent multi-touch experience. Advanced Technology Break Limitation Of Touch Panel Size As... Read more...
Fujitsu announced a new dual digitizer touch screen function on the 13.3-inch display of the LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC. This function brings multi touch input and the support for two-finger touch actions including panning, rotating, flicks, and zooming. Users can easily switch between pen and touch as well. The Windows Vista-based LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC is the first in a line of new LifeBook platforms and form factors designed to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Microsoft's soon-to-be-launched Windows 7. "The LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC represents our initial offering in a line of dual digitizer convertibles that take advantage of the advanced capabilities... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, Lenovo has a thing for re-introducing machines with a tweak here or there and maybe a dash of new functionality. The IdeaPad S10-2 is a great example of that, as is the partially-new, multi-touch ThinkPad T400s. Frankly, the ThinkPad T400s that emerged in June wasn't all that different than the original ThinkPad T400. The T400s offered a slimmer profile, a tweaked keyboard, a few new internal hardware upgrades and optional WAN connectivity. The new T400s, which is equipped with Windows 7 and a multi-touch display, adds one major feature: touch. But really, is adding touch input to an already decent notebook enough to make you think twice about buying a Lenovo? Or... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, Lenovo has a thing for re-introducing machines with a tweak here or there and maybe a dash of new functionality. The IdeaPad S10-2 is a great example of that, as is the partially-new, multi-touch ThinkPad T400s. Frankly, the ThinkPad T400s that emerged in June wasn't all that different than the original ThinkPad T400. The T400s offered a slimmer profile, a tweaked keyboard, a few new internal hardware upgrades and optional WAN connectivity. The new T400s, which is equipped with Windows 7 and a multi-touch display, adds one major feature: touch.But really, is adding touch input to an already decent notebook enough to make you think twice about buying a Lenovo? Or better... Read more...
If you thought the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds laptop was an impressive design win with its secondary, slide-out display, then you ain't seen nothing yet... Today, Sharp has announced the latest addition to its Mebius line of portables--the Mebius PC-NJ70A netbook--which features a trackpad that also happens to function as a 4-inch multi-touch-capable LCD-based display. We've been hearing rumors about integrating displays into trackpads for a while now; although the prime candidate for such an innovative design had it coming from none other than Apple. If Apple is working on such a design, it looks like Sharp has beaten Apple to the punch. That said, Sharp's implementation differs somewhat from how... Read more...
Combining the latest computing experience with a contemporary look, the Dell Studio One 19's beautiful design and features take shared computing to a new level. Dell today announced the Studio One 19, a beautiful all-in-one computer that looks just as good in the living room as it does the kitchen. The optional touch capability provides the optimal experience for moms and their kids as they peruse photos from Spring Break and other family events. The Studio One 19 is ideal for the shared computing experience, especially in family areas where people can effortlessly view and move photos, manage music and review home work.“The new Studio One 19 is as nice to look at as it is functional,” said... Read more...
If not for an Apple intervention, Google’s G1 Android smartphone may have been a little smarter. Many people have wondered why the G1 lacks multi-touch capabilities, even though the phone has been shown to be multi-touch capable. As a legal battle between Palm and Apple wages on over Palm’s use of multi-touch in its new Pre smartphone, more details are beginning to emerge about why Google may have chosen to overlook these capabilities. It’s no secret that Apple and Google have a bit of a relationship, considering Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, is on Apple's board. In addition, although the companies compete in some sectors, they have a relatively healthy financial relationship over all.... Read more...
To all of you who wondered if Apple indeed had the patents to back up its thinly veiled threats against Palm regarding the multi-touch feature of the iPhone and iPod Touch: it appears the answer is yes. On January 20th, 2009, Apple was awarded patent number 7,479,949 which appears to cover much of the iPhone's multi-touch user interface. Apple's earnings conference call was January 21st, the day after the patent was awarded. Small wonder that COO Tim Cook should say the following during the call (emphasis ours): I don't want to talk about any specific company. I'm just making a general statement that we think competition is good. It makes us all better. And we are ready to suit up and go against... Read more...
Albatron Optical Touch Monitor on course with Multi-Touch Mania! “Optical Touch” brings huge advantages compared to traditional touch monitors. Albatron Technology has announced its new Optical Touch Monitor (OTM), on course with a new era of Multi Touch Panel monitors. At NVISION ’08, multi-touch panels were lauded by Jen-Hsun Huang in his keynote speech as being one of the most exciting emerging technologies. Multi-Touch was demonstrated last year by Bill Gates using beta versions of Windows 7. And who could forget Tom Cruise dragging, wiping, and tapping away in Spielberg’s Sci-Fi classic, Minority Report. Introduced as a development version at the most recent Computex, the Albatron OTM has... Read more...
New software developed on Windows 7 to support easy music, video management and transfer using the latest Multi-touch technology. iPod, iPhone, T-Mobile G1(Android) and various digital cameras to be supported. Users can place a device on the computer surface and instantly be able to manipulate music, photos and videos without using a keyboard or mouse.PQ-DVD, maker of DVD to iPod and iPod Video Converter software, is demonstrating the first software to utilize Multi-Touch technology to organize iPod, iPhone music & videos the easy way. Users can now simply drop the iPod/iPhone on the computer surface and instantly be able to manipulate music, photos and videos from the device using fingers... Read more...
Ever since Apple developed its multi-touch controls for the popular iPhone, many manufacturers have been taking notes. HP is one of them. Today, HP unveiled its first touchscreen convertible laptop that targets consumers. The new HP TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC incorporates multi-touch technology, which lets you manipulate applications, videos, music, and photos using a stylus or multiple fingers. Because the laptop recognizes input from more than one finger at a time, users can flick, pinch, or rotate objects using finger controls. Like other convertible tablets, the TouchSmart tx2 has a twisting hinge that lets you rotate the display to use the notebook as a tablet, or can be left alone... Read more...
First Microsoft brought its multi-touch interface, Surface, to tabletops. Next, Microsoft demonstrated how the interface could be taken vertical to walls. Now it looks like Microsoft's Surface technology is ready for global domination--16 to 72-inch globes that is. This week at Microsoft's ninth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft showed off its Sphere research project, which takes its cues from the Surface concept and morphs the multi-touch interface onto the surface of a globe. Here is how Microsoft explains how the technology works: "Our prototype device builds on a commercially available globe projection system (Global Imagination’s Magic Planet). We... Read more...
Microsoft is going multi-touch crazy. First it was the Microsoft Surface technology, which debuted last year at The Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) fifth edition of its All Things Digital Conference (D5). Next came multi-touch walls, which Bill Gates demonstrated only a few weeks ago at Microsoft's own CEO Summit. Fast forward to last night, and (not coincidentally) Bill Gates showed off Microsoft's latest multi-touch foray at WSJ's sixth edition of its All Things Digital Conference (D6)-- this time multi-touch is going to be an integral element of the next version of Windows, Windows 7. "Touch is quickly becoming a common way of directly interacting with software and devices. Touch-enabled surfaces... Read more...
Not only does Microsoft envision turning tabletops into computers, now it wants to do the same with walls. Today at Microsoft’s 12th annual CEO Summit, held on Microsoft's Redmond, Washington campus, Bill Gates demonstrated a prototype of a new technology called TouchWall. TouchWall takes the concept of Microsoft's Surface--a horizontal, interactive, multi-touch interface--and moves it vertically the wall.During the demonstration, Gates said: "Our view is that all the surfaces--horizontal surfaces, vertical surfaces--will eventually have an inexpensive screen display capability and software that sees what you are doing there, so it is completely interactive."Later, he added:"This kind of whiteboard--with... Read more...
Why wait to play with someone else's Microsoft Surface multi-touch tabletop display, when you can build one yourself! Apparently a big hit at this last weekend's Maker Faire, was an open-source design for tinkerers to inexpensively build  their own multi-touch tabletop display with off-the-shelf components. The design comes from Eyebeam, a self-described, "art and technology center that provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital research and experimentation." "...engineers at Eyebeam... have created a scaled-down open-source version of Surface, called Cubit. By sharing the Cubit's hardware schematics and software source code, the engineers are significantly... Read more...
Apple's multi-touch technology is so popular among "the rest of us" that it seems destined to replace all existing laptop pointing devices shortly:“The next models to receive the oversized trackpads will be updated 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models due for an introduction in the next several weeks, people familiar with the company's 2008 product roadmap say.”It seems possible, if not likely, that Apple will eventually migrate their entire laptop lineup to the new muli-touch trackpads.  It also seems likely that the new MacBook Pro models due soon will feature the new Penryn-family CPUs that offer up to 6 MB of L2 cache and SSE4 support.  As usual, we expect the MacBook Pro to get the... Read more...
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