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One of the most dramatic shifts in portable gaming history has been the surge in popularity of smartphones and tablets in the past two years. In 2009, Android and iOS devices accounted for ~19 percent of game revenue. In 2010, their combined share nearly doubled, while estimates that the two platforms will account for 58 percent of gaming revenue in 2011... This shift, combined with the rising popularity of "freemium" distribution models in which much or all of a game's content is provided free of charge, while a subset of top-tier content is available for a nominal fee, has been hailed in some quarters as a sea change that'll ultimately rock the entire gaming industry and transform the way we... Read more...
One of the most dramatic shifts in portable gaming history has been the surge in popularity of smartphones and tablets in the past two years. In 2009, Android and iOS devices accounted for ~19 percent of game revenue. In 2010, their combined share nearly doubled, while Flurry Analytics estimates that the two platforms will account for 58 percent of gaming revenue in 2011. This shift, combined with the rising popularity of "freemium" distribution models in which much or all of a game's content is provided free of charge while a subset of top-tier content is available for a nominal fee, has been hailed in some quarters as a sea change that'll ultimately rock the entire gaming industry and... Read more...
Mimo. Forgot about those guys? They're back! While the "secondary monitor" isn't nearly as predominant as it once was, USB-powered monitors aren't vanishing. In fact, Mimo's pushing them to the next level. The company just launched Magic Touch, described as the world's first-ever USB-driven capacitive touchscreen monitor. Yep, touchscreen-based. It's slated to ship in the middle of next month, and it will be available in two models. There's the standard Mimo Magic Touch which offers a single USB 2.0 connection for both connectivity and power; and the Mimo Magic Touch Deluxe, which adds two convenient USB ports to act as a mini-hub to connect other peripherals, along with a separate AC adapter... Read more...
According to a report by Tech-On!, Kyocera Corp. demoed a new touchscreen panel for mobile devices at CEATEC Japan that simulates the feeling of touching a physical button. Bearing the moniker “New Sensation Touch Panel”, the new touchscreen apparently uses piezoelectric elements embedded between the LCD and touch panels. When the user’s finger touches a given spot on the screen, the piezo elements sense the pressure and vibrate, which gives the user the sense that they’re touching a physical button. The elements can reportedly simulate a button click; pressing a soft mechanical button; a half- and full-press of a shutter button; and more, by varying vibration frequency... Read more...
At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference this week, Tami Reller, the company's CFO and Corporate VP of Windows / Windows Live, spilled the beans about Windows 7's adoption rates and some of what the industry should expect from Windows 8. Windows 7, according to Reller, has sold at three times the rate of Windows XP with the result that "27 percent of the Internet runs on Windows 7." We actually have no idea what that means. The Internet runs on servers, but while Windows Server 2008 R2 shares the Windows 7 kernel, that's quite a stretch for a marketing blurb. The OS is estimated to currently hold between 28-34 percent of the Windows market, but "The Internet" isn't the same as "The PC industry."... Read more...
Revolutions are talked about frequently, but in honesty, not too many revolutions come about. It takes something truly outstanding, truly innovative to be considered a "revolution" in our book. The original iPhone was revolutionary, but every model since has simply been evolutionary. But Corning's vision of the future, if it all works out, will actually be revolutionary. What's notable is that even though Corning is focused on the glass aspect, they must also be infatuated with multi-touch. Also every instance of "the future" relies on touch or touch screens. The issue is that keeping a public use touch panel clean and clear isn't an easy task, so there will definitely be challenges. But even... Read more...
HP revealed the company's first touchscreen desktops with a 60-degree reclining display. The new HP TouchSmart610 Consumer PC and HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite Business PC will tilt to an almost flat position. Both of the new PCs feature a 23-inch diagonal high-definition display that reclines up to 60 degrees and tilts forward up to five degrees. To help you take advantage of the TouchSmart610 Consumer PC and HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite Business PC's multitouch display and wide viewing angles, HP is offering a number of apps via its TouchSmart Apps Center. The HP TouchSmart610 Consumer PC is expected to be available on Feb. 9 with a starting price of $899.99. The HP TouchSmart 9300 Business PC is expected... Read more...
Integrated Device Technology demonstrated the ability to carry touchscreen data over the DisplayPort auxiliary channel. IDT’s technique for transmitting touch sensor data over the existing DisplayPort AUX channel simplifies and lowers the cost of integrating touch technology into tablets, notebooks, all-in-one PCs, and other devices by eliminating the extra USB cables, ports, and other components typically used with touch. The technology uses the IDT VPP1101 DisplayPort receiver connected to a field programmable gate array that is programmed to interface with the touch sensor’s SPI output and the IDT VDAP1000, a monolithic timing controller, white LED driver, and power management... Read more...
iBUYPOWER is best known for their line of custom PCs, and they're one of the go-to companies when it comes to high-end gaming notebooks. In fact, the company is known solely for hardware. But their latest introduction isn't hardware based at all; rather, it's a new piece of software. It takes a special piece of software to really grab our attention, but this one really shows promise. It's a piece that we expected to first come from a place like NVIDIA or Intel, but instead, it'll be iBUYPOWER customers enjoying the early spoils. The new, customizable MAGIC software works with touchscreen machines, and it enables every single title a touch-supporting title. You read that right: games that don't... Read more...
With a claim of “nearly 30-years of touch innovation” under its belt, HP is no stranger to touch-input technology. The company has recently integrated touch input into a number of its consumer and business product lines, such as tablets, notebooks and perhaps the most well-known, its line of TouchSmart all-in-one desktop PCs.Taking advantage of a good thing when they see it, HP has produced a few major updates to the TouchSmart line, culminating in the latest release of the TouchSmart series, the 20-inch TouchSmart 300 series and 23-inch TouchSmart 600 series. Other than screen size and specs, both the 300 and 600 series have much in common, including a relatively thin chassis, glossy 16:9... Read more...
With a claim of “nearly 30-years of touch innovation” under its belt, HP is no stranger to touch-input technology. The company has recently integrated touch input into a number of its consumer and business product lines, such as tablets and displays and perhaps is most well-known for its line of TouchSmart all-in-one desktop PCs. In fact, when the TouchSmart first debuted in 2007, it was one of very first multi-touch desktop PCs to hit the market, though touch technology has come a long way since then, especially with the advent of Windows 7's touch capabilities.Taking advantage of a good thing when they see it, HP has produced a few major updates to the TouchSmart line, culminating in the latest... Read more...
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...
Sprint and LG are refreshing the wireless carrier's lineup with two new touchscreen phones, the LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch. As successors to the popular LG Lotus and LG Rumor phones, these two new phones add a touchscreen and other new features. The LG Lotus Elite will feature the Sprint One Click user interface which lets users personalize their home screens by selecting and organizing various features and content such as text messaging, Google search, Sprint Navigation, email, favorite Web sites, music, and social networking. The LG Lotus Elite has a unique square flip-phone shape with a tattoo pattern and full QWERTY keyboard. This phone also offers an external touchscreen that lets... Read more...
If it's not one thing, it's another. In other words, if it's not a touch-enabled slate PC, it's a touch-enabled notebook. HP is getting in on the action at CES, today introducing a new line of TouchSmart notebook and netbook machines. The highlight of the revised lineup is the company's first-ever touch Mini PC, but that's far from all that the firm rolled out. Touch was clearly in style with the TouchSmart tm2 and Mini 5102, both of which are further detailed below. As for pricing, the 5102 should be in the United States this month for $399 (Starting MSRP), while the TouchSmart tm2 will be available before the month's end in a variety of colors for $949 and up. The HP TouchSmart tm2 is a powerful,... 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...
LG has taken the covers off its latest touchscreen phone, the GD510, which as the company describes it, is the "most compact 3-inch full touchscreen phone ever made." LG claims its consumer research shows that a large group of users want a full touchscreen phone without the added bulk, unnecessary features, and higher prices found in many of today's devices. According to the company's research, many users were also turned off by the complexity of feature-laden phones but still wanted the navigation and large screen of a touchscreen device. LG designed the GD510 to offer the key features these users desire without the overhead of features they don't use.“We gave the LG GD510 an optimized feature... Read more...
We're not sure we agree with introduction two similar products to close to one another from a business standpoint, but from the consumers' eye, there's nothing better to really expand your field of options. Nanovision has just unleashed its newest secondary display not even a month after debuting the Mimo 710-S. This one, labeled the 720-S, is practically the same USB monitor as the 710-S, but the standout difference is the touch panel within. Rather than giving users a screen they can only peer at, the 720-S adds touch capabilities to give owners a good reason to add oodles of fingerprints to the display. The so-called "Touchscreen Slider" monitor is completely USB powered, weighs under a pound,... Read more...
Canon announced six new PowerShot cameras today, including the new flagship PowerShot G11 and Canon’s first ever touchscreen PowerShot. All of the new cameras feature Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization and use the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The cameras also have an upgraded version of Canon’s Smart AUTO technology that can track moving faces and detect 22 different shooting situations. Some of the new models also have the ability to capture 720p High-Definition video. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key features for each new camera. Canon PowerShot G11 As the latest addition to Canon’s flagship PowerShot G-series line, the new PowerShot G11 is designed for users who want a pocket-sized... Read more...
Assuming a mole from Best Buy is correct, the retailer is going to be a busy place on August 23rd. The mole has provided Boy Genius Report with a screenshot that shows Best Buy’s plans to begin offering a number of anticipated feature phones that day. Although it’s no iPhone, the Samsung Omnia 2 is definitely one of the hot upcoming phones that will soon be available on Verizon’s network according to the leaked screenshot. Other popular phones include the Samsung Rogue, LG Chocolate Touch, and Samsung u450 Intensity, all for Verizon. T-Mobile is said to be getting the Samsung Gravity 2, while AT&T users will be able to enjoy the Samsung Solstice and the LG Xenon. Sprint users will have a... Read more...
If Asus doesn't make a machine you like (or are at least fond of in some way), you aren't looking hard enough. As the company famous for putting the netbook (and thus, the Eee PC) on the map continues to broaden its horizons in the notebook market, it's taking a breather from shipping new "Seashell" machines to introduce a horse of a startlingly different color. The Eee PC T91 is unlike any Eee PC we've seen before, namely because the screen can be spun around and flipped down. tablet PC style. This so-called "netvertible" sector is still in its earliest stages, making the T91 one of the first netbooks available that also doubles as a full-fledged Tablet PC. Furthermore, it's one of the few netbooks... Read more...
One could say it was just a matter of time, but it seems as if Dell is following in the footsteps (in principle, at least) of the likes of OLPC (with its XO) and Intel (with its Classmate PC). Today, the company responsible for the gorgeous Studio XPS line and the heralded Inspiron family has introduced a different breed of notebook, the Latitude 2100. This machine is aimed specifically at K-12 students, and Dell notes that it is its first 10.1" netbook to be designed for education.Built with a "student rugged" rubberized design and offered in five kid-friendly colors, the new Latitude boasts built-in Wi-Fi that can be monitored by educators with a network activity light and an optional touchscreen,... 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...
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