Tag: multitouch

Acer Iconia dual screen computer

Check out this incredible hands on from engadget. I think is the future of personal computers, but only if they start making them with e-ink color displays!

source – engadget.com/ By Ross Miller

Acer’s dual-screen Iconia laptop is bold, for sure — eschewing a physical keyboard for another display — but its LCD panels are also mighty glossy. If you’ve got a light in the vicinity above you, there’s gonna be glare — we saw it on stage, and we just saw it now in person. That said, the screen is clear and the touch functionality is pretty clever (five fingers open up a widget where you can scroll through other touch-friendly apps). The keyboard, on the other hand, is pretty hard to use — even the rep admitted there’s a learning curve. You can’t rest your fingers down without hitting something, of course. We managed to browse to Engadget, but it took several tries. Check out the photos below!

Update: Now with video! It’s after the break.

Evoluce 47-inch HD multitouch display

source – engadget.com/ By Joseph L. Flatley

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Evoluce introduces off-screen gesture computing to large format multi-touch LCDs.

2010-05-12 10:22:52 – The leading provider of advanced multi-touch screen technologies, Evoluce, today introduced the first gesture computing enhancement to its ITSO (Integrated Through Screen Optics) Sensing Technology, offering true multi-touch, multi-pen functionality for large flat screen LCDs. For the first time, multi-touch-enabled applications can also see and respond to in-the-air gestures up to 1 m from the screen for more intuitive and direct user interaction. The combination of gesture with multi-touch input unleashes exciting possibilities for a multitude of collaborative, design, and information visualization environments.

This breakthrough facilitates true multi-modal computing. Evoluce’s ITSO Sensing Technology supports an unlimited number of simultaneous screen inputs from touches, pen and stylus inputs, objects, and tags. Now users can also directly manipulate objects on the screen through making scrolling, rotating, stretching, shrinking, or pivoting motions close to the screen without touching it.

The innovative ITSO Sensing Technology software solution is built into the Evoluce ONE, a 47-inch large-format interactive full HD LCD screen with true multi-touch and multi-pen functionality. The Evoluce ONE delivers sharp, bright images for rich multimedia applications ranging from educational teaching and learning environments to medical imagining and interactive gaming. Its smooth, scratch-resistant screen delivers the durability necessary for point-of-sale (POS) public product presentations and interactive exhibits at events, VIP lounges, art galleries, and museums. Because of its flat edges, Evoluce ONE is easily integrated into either horizontal or vertical spaces, or may be used as a stand-alone surface. ITSO Sensing Technology supports multi-touch operation of Microsoft Windows 7 desktop and applications, providing the familiar Windows interface to users.

“The range of applications that can benefit from gesture enhancement paired with true multi-pen and multi-touch capability is extremely wide,” said Wolfgang Herfurtner, CEO of Evoluce AG. “Collaboration, product and industrial design, business intelligence, information visualization, medical imaging, and command and control functions become more accessible without additional complexity. Product information can be delivered directly at the point of sale to customers in a completely new interactive way, revolutionizing shopping, for example. The possibilities are truly mindboggling.”

Evoluce supports all standard interfaces for multi-touch application software development, including Java, XML, and TUIO.

For more information about ITSO Sensing Technology and Evoluce ONE, please visit www.evoluce.com/.

Evoluce ONE is available from Evoluce specialist partner dealers.

About Evoluce

Founded in 2000, Evoluce AG, based in Hallbergmoos near Munich, is a leading manufacturer of high quality multi-touch displays. Evoluce as a supplier of core technology is supporting the trend for multi-user applications becoming an integral part of human-computer interaction. Evoluce has gained significant experience from the in-house development of multi-touch tracking software and Micro Layer screens. This has led to the innovative high-resolution optical-sensing technology used in large format frameless full HD multi-touch LCDs produced by Evoluce. Worldwide system integrators and developers already successfully use Evoluce hardware and software for their interactive design and applications.

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85399 Hallbergmoos

Phone: 0049 (0)811 99 81 96-0
Mail: presse@evoluce.com
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Samsung’s multitouch all-in-one 23-inch U250 and 20-inch U200

source – engadget.com by Darren Murph

Scintillating style coming to the UK in stunning 20″ and 23″ models

London, UK – May 11, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader in consumer electronics and world leader in IT technology, today announced its entry into the UK desktop PC market with the launch of two new ultra-stylish touch-screen All-in-One PCs for the home; the powerful, super-slim 23 inch U250 and ultra-stylish 20 inch U200.

Designed to bring the multi-touch functionality of the Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system to life, the full 1080p HD screen U250 and 1600 x 900 resolution U200 offer users an unparalleled multimedia touch-screen computing experience.

The new All-in-One designs combine the monitor and computer in one slick unit, offering a smaller footprint to help save space on the work surface. Samsung’s new All-in-One PCs can serve as the focal point for family home entertainment whilst looking great – the 23 inch U250 features a cutting-edge, slim line design and the 20 inch U200 is curvaceous, bold and beautiful.
The incredibly intuitive display helps the U250 and U200 amplify the capabilities of Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium’s multi-touch functions, offering users a powerful and fully touch optimised PC experience for editing photos, playing games and viewing video content.

Graham Long, Vice President of Samsung’s IT Business Division, said “Through the new U250 and U200, we’re offering customers the ultimate touch-screen computing experience for the home.
“We’ve combined class-leading design with a simple to use interactive experience to create the next generation of home PC. We’re confident that the look and performance of these new models will prove popular with a wide range of home computing users.”

The launch of the new All-in-One range marks Samsung’s first venture into the home PC market in the UK. Graham Long added “The sector has been growing steadily since 2005, and we decided to use the strengths from our market-leading netbooks and notebooks to create a Samsung solution for the home, perfect for complimenting our Note PC offerings.”

The Samsung U200 and U250 will be available exclusively at PC World and PCWorld.co.uk from May 2010.

engadget : Eager for more of Samsung‘s outlay? Good. Officially unveiled today over in the UK, the company’s new 23-inch U250 and 20-inch U200 all-in-one PCs are going where loads of AIO machines already have: the multitouch galaxy. The former offers up a full 1080p resolution, while the latter steps down to 1,600 x 900; both of ’em ship with Windows 7 Home Premium, and the company would have you know that these two mark its “first venture into the home PC market in the UK.” Regrettably, the excitement was tempered by the lack of a real specification sheet, but we’re told they’ll ship later this month for those who couldn’t care less about nuts, bolts, gigahertz and megabytes.

HP TouchSmart tm2 with Core i3 and i5

source – engadget.com by Joanna Stern

This is just a rumor at this point, but it’s definitely one we’d file in the believable column. According to NewGadgets.de, HP’s planning to update its 12.1-inch tm2 convertible tablet with Core i3 and i5 processors in June. Considering we’ve heard that Intel will be releasing its Core i5 ULV processors around then, this certainly makes sense — after all, we’d expect HP to swap out the current Core 2 Duo ULV processors for something more powerful, yet power efficient. Time will tell if the new chips make it into the multitouch laptop, but it’s good to know that HP’s still working on at least some sort of Windows 7 tablet.

ASUS Eee Top ET2010 all-in-one

source – engadget.com / ASUS [PDF]

ASUS Launch Next Generation Eee Top PC ET2010

ASUS have announced the UK launch of the Eee Top PC ET2010
series – a superior all-in-one PC which brings everyday computing and
outstanding multimedia performance together inside a minimalist and
stylish package.
With a super-slim 1” profile, multi-touch 20” screen and impressive
multimedia capabilities thanks to the latest processor and graphics
technology, the ET2010 is the ideal solution for home users seeking the
best of the computer and home entertainment worlds.
The ET2010 is available now from a range of retailers and e-tailers at a
price of £619.99 SRP (inc VAT).

Specifications – ET2010PNT

Specifications – ET2010AGT

ASUS Eee Top ET2010

Windows 7 Touch Pack free for download

source – engadget.com/ By Donald Melanson

Microsoft releases Windows 7 Touch Pack to the general public –  free for download.

The Touch Pack includes:
Microsoft Blackboard, an intricate game of physics in which you solve a puzzle by creating a fanciful machine on a blackboard.

Microsoft Garden Pond, a tranquil game that takes place in serene Japanese water gardens.

Microsoft Rebound, a game in which you use your fingertips to control Tesla spheres with an electrical field between them to catapult a metal game ball into your opponent’s goal.

Microsoft Surface Globe, a program that you can use to explore the earth as a flat 2-D map or as an immersive 3-D experience.

Microsoft Surface Collage, a program that you can use to explore and interact with your photos and arrange them as a desktop background.

Microsoft Surface Lagoon, a screen saver and interactive water simulation, complete with a meditative rock arrangement and playful, shy fish.

If anything from the above sounds interesting and right for you touch enabled PC, follow the download link to Microsoft’s Windows 7 Touch Pack (size 239MB).

HP Slate

source – liliputing.com

HP is working on a slate PC with an 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor. We’ve known that much for ages. What we haven’t really known is how the Windows 7 tablet will stack up against the competition, because all we’ve seen to date is the information HP wants us to see. But the folks at Conecti.ca got their hands on a real, pre-production model and the verdict is… that it’s alright, but nothing too special.

I have to say, I’m disappointed but not surprised. I’ve spent some time with a number of convertible tablets with Intel Atom processors and various versions of Windows, and they tend to suffer from a couple of problems. The operating system just isn’t that easy to navigate using touch-only controls — even with Windows 7 Home Premium’s advanced multitouch gesture support. And they tend to feel sluggish when performing some tasks, such as auto-rotating the display. I suspect this is at least partially due to the low power processor.

What is interesting is that the Spanish site conecti.ca has removed their early review of the HP Slate from their site by a direct request of Hewlett Packard Mexico. What this could mean is lets hope HP will do a little more work to improve the performance of the Slate. It turns out in the end that close cooperation between Software and Hardware producers is vital for delivering a good product in the end(as is the case with Apple and the iPad).

HP Mini 5102 review

source – engadget.com/ By Joanna Stern

There are netbooks and then there’s the HP Mini 5102. Or at least that’s always been our impression of the 10-inch business and education targeted laptop, since it isn’t every day that you see what’s supposed to be a secondary system with a 7,200rpm hard drive, durable aluminum chassis, spill resistant keyboard and capacitive touchscreen options. Or you know, a $415 starting price. The Mini 5102 doesn’t fall into the same class as those $299 netbooks — considering our review unit rings up at $668 and all — but does the extra dough really pay off in a noticeably better shrunken computing experience? We’ve been on a mission to find out just that over the last few days, so hit the break for our full review.

PCMark05 3DMark06 Battery Life
HP Mini 5102 94 8:04
HP Mini 210 1393 147 5:15
ASUS Eee PC 1005PE 1431 157 8:10
Toshiba Mini NB305 1272 156 6:30

for the entire review pls visit engadget.com

The Ultimate Hi-Tech and Interactive Mirrors

source – furniturestoreblog.com/

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Apologies for breaking into the fairytale cliché but lets admit it, we all have narcissistic tendencies! A little self-obsession is healthy and only makes you more confident. So why this sudden interest in vanity, you may ask? Well because we decided to do a round up of the most cutting edge mirrors out there that range from the surreal to the sublime! So without further ado, here are 17 mirrors which can help you can admire yourself.

The Interactive Mirror at the DIESEL GINZA Store (Japan) is what every girl dreams off! It is able to take high-resolution shots of you and then you can decide whether your butt looks fat in a dress or not! Check out the super cool video below. Philips is all about designing for the future and that is why we simply love them. Check out their Interactive Mirror, which even makes chores like brushing fun. You can also check the weather and traffic updates.

Interactive Mirror from Phillips

You don’t need to only see your own mug in a mirror. Thanks to the technology developed by DND Casa, a Korean design company, you can equip your room with television-equipped mirrors. Imagine watching your favorite TV show anywhere you can fancy.

dnd-casa mirror

Get use to the horror of aging! The Persuasive Mirror gives you a glimpse into the future ,so not exactly for the faint-hearted. The Persuasive Mirror aims at helping people by “using one’s reflection to improve lifestyle.”

Persuasive Mirror

The Carole Mirror is quite the wise ass as it gives you advice on anything and everything. The mirror also has the tendency of spouting random proverbs, which may just perk you up after a hard day.

Carole mirror

Drawing smileys is so passé when the bathroom mirror steams up! Check out Mirror Games, which lets you,play games like Noughts and Crosses, crossword, pipe etc on its surface.

mirror game

The Wooden Mirror is a stunning piece of work and visually is quite striking. Designed by Daniel Rozin , the mirror uses 830 square pieces of wood, 830 servo motors, control electronics, video camera, computer, wood frame. This one is more of a piece of art rather than a utility object.

woodern mirror

BlogLitStudios Interactive Mirror provides quite a psychedelic experience. Is actually has a touchscreen interface that will be loved by iPhone fans! You can doodle on it, enjoy the graphics and do everything, which is fun. Check out the video below to catch all the action.

BlogLitStudios  Interactive Mirror

Not all mirrors are frivolous. The Earth Mirror aims at making you a better citizen of this Earth as it will be able to record your daily, monthly and annual usage of water.

earth mirror

Another Daniel Rozi original. After featuring the Wood Mirror we now focus on the Weave Mirror, which has been made of 768 individual strips that have been woven together.

weave mirror

Candy and Candy the Intelligent Mirror was designed for a Mayfair home and boy do I want this bad. Equipped with a 50inch plasma screen with a hidden camera and a control panel, you can check out all your angles by hitting record, play and pause.

Candy and Candy the Intelligent Mirror

The LED Mirror by Suck UK is not just a concept and can be bought by us mere mortals too. The mirror acts like a scrolling LED board and you can access time, date, program and save personalized messages.

LED mirror by SUCK UK

Fans of Goth will appreciate the Scary Interactive Mirror that has been designed by William Gurley. Use the magic wand and become a wannabe Harry Potter.

scary mirror

The Stocco Maitre Touch Screen Mirror will let you groove to your favorite tunes while you maintain personal hygiene. . The Maitre mirror is available in sizes from 90cm to over 2m and party from supporting a MP3 player also provides an interface for radio, date and time, a barometer and more.

Stocco Maitre

When you get tired of preening into the Philips MiraVision, use it to catch your favorite movies and show. This LCD monitor mirror sure makes for a great conversational piece.


The Infiniti Interactive Mirror is something right out of Minority Report. The installation features three 8′ high by 3.5 ‘ wide panes of mirrored glass placed side by side where the projected image with the users image meshes and makes for a surreal experience.

Infiniti Interactive Mirrors

We all know how important texting is to mankind! Hence we approve of the +336+, designed by Robert Stadler. The mirror is able to receive SMS messages sent from a mobile phone.


Make Your Own Multi-Touch Surface

source – lifehacker.com/ By Whitson Gordon

Make Your Own Multi-Touch SurfaceLike the rest of the world, we’ve been drooling over multi-touch here at Lifehacker, but now DIY web site Instructables has a guide to combining that with our other favorite hobby: building stuff.

This isn’t your typical Lifehacker weekend project; you’ll have to shell out quite a bit for the materials (about $2500, or $1500 if you already have a computer lying around). However, if you have need (or want) of a multi-touch surface in your home, making it yourself will still cost you quite a bit less than buying it. You’ll need quite a bit of tech, such as a projector, computer (any recent one will do), a PS3 Eye Camera, as well as some acrylic sheets for the surface itself. You’ll also need some software for this project, but it’s our favorite kind of software—free. The project is pretty involved, but you can’t argue with the final product—it’ll certainly be the coolest piece of furniture in your house. Hit the link for the full how to, and if you’ve ever pulled something like this off, tell us about it (and show it off) in the comments!