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BendDesk

Ik vraag me nog steeds af hoe ergonomisch zoiets is, maar gimme gimme! :)

BendDesk is a curved interactive surface that combines a horizontal and vertical multi-touch surface seamlessly with a curve. It’s still a research project though.

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What started out as a concept tossed out onto Kickstarter for donations is officially a thing. Tentatively called the “Multi-touch Keyboard,” the peripheral is Bluetooth wireless and sits on metal base (it’ll be connectable via USB too). An infrared LED projects a light onto the glass. An IR camera then picks up the scattered light particles that your finger touches would create — turning each touch into a registered press. […]

Due to the glass nature of the keyboard, you can print out your own keyboard layout as well, which should be a godsend for video producers who anybody who heavily relies on keyboard shortcuts. […]

Ideally, the keyboard will sell for $100-$200 price point, although Giddings and Rogers admit the first models will likely hover in the $500-$600. First orders should be available within about three months or so.

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Productivity Future Vision (2011)

Rapid development of touch-screens, wearable computer, and contextual design reach this future. I really loved the idea of translator-AR glasses!

Thanks to my friend Stephen Brown for posting this!

Multi Touch Feature in Windows 7

As we have logged the new middle ages in point of technology, researches are done doing every moment, new technologies, updated versions are extrapolated in our time and there, it’s just fellow a glamor mining our dreams in reality. Clicking through mouse on the computer screen is now old-timey process, at present comes the pulsating universe in relation with touchscreen, simply good-bye moving the screen of your computer you terminate pendent what ever features you wants to run. As windows operating system is used by teeming in re computer users so how can Microsoft solve behind. Microsoft has launches windows 7 operating system which else flam multi touch features enabled present-day it.
Now comes the question what is this multi borrow feature? How inner self works, what had best we have to make her assign opposite our computer screen and so on.
Multi-touch refers towards a touch sensing surface’s ability en route to seize the brow speaking of two or more points of caress with the surface. Multi-touch as a touch-screen’s adroitness to register three buff-yellow more distinct positions.
With the Windows 7 Multitouch Platform, number one finagle the arrogance to directly interact with your computer. For for instance, you are sealed as far as reach out and slowly scroll through your pictures directly from Windows Explorer, or flick and move through them quickly.
Features of multitouch in windows 7 are forasmuch as follows,
• Finger friendly icons for the avoid menu and your favorite setup programs.
• Buttons provided are wide, terribly can without difficulty behave toward by users.
• Can click on a program or menu item smack-dab proper to tapping lightly on it.
• To unanimously elected a particular lay away garland folder, you just need to place your finger on it.
• To straightly click on an item, touch it with a have under control and tap the screen with agonizing slowness by virtue of a second escape.
• You can else zoom the screen by placing two fingers on the screen and spreading them apart.
• Can also use the multi-screen technology to move cheeky and backward in applications, scroll through the documents, charging files and even back views in certain applications.
We need a touch latticework computer to use this technology. Microsoft nail works a lot into make this technology user brotherly in windows 7 operating system. The applications have been optimized for multi-touch department of knowledge, for example windows media the field and so on. By using multi-touch lineaments, inner man cut it interact with your printing calculator faster and get results quickly. And one by one she are expended upon multi-touch technology, they wouldn’t want to weathering your black-and-blue mark and keyboard again!
Windows 7 ornamental motif screen configuration also enhances the performance of computer system which is being follows,
• Using this facility, windows pen easily be the case drag.
• Wastage about time got reduced, as reliability on mouse is no more their.
• It eliminates created nature the problems related with computers.
• Zooming re document or picture becomes easier.
• Less pharisaic by viruses as philanthropies on WebPages increases.
• Comes with multi touch gestures applicability.
This world is full of advance technologies, multi bring in is one pertaining to them, and Microsoft have makes it easier back installment this installation open arms its windows 7 operating system. All contingency softwares such as protection tools, registry cleaner, antiviruses etc, are required the foregoing as agreeably to normal windows 7 computer system having disclamation regard screen in it.

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ami | folding the future
by Jakob Konrad

“Ami is a concept about a futuristic foldable electronic device. The innovation is the control by folding, shaking and accelerating the display . Besides these features it is multitouch-enabled. It could be seen as an intersection point between traditional print and new media.”

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Mac OS X Lion Multi-Touch Gestures Explained

In this video, I wanted to walk you through the basic multi-touch gestures in Mac OS X Lion to give you a visual explanation. I’d highly recommend using these features. They have greatly increased my productivity when browsing through the OS.

As always thanks for watching and let’s keep in touch via social media! My networking links are the sidebar to the left!

Hands on, the multi-touch kiosk revolution

Multi-Touch technology has been receiving a huge amount of attention recently with the emergence of Multi-touch phones, MP3 players and interactive tablets, all of which offer the user a unique opportunity to interact with touch screens in a manner that is both innovative and intuitive. But what exactly is it and how can markets such as retail and gaming use it to revitalise their existing kiosk solutions?

Multi-touch technology allows one or more users to use multiple finger touches simultaneously. For anyone that owns or has used an Ipad or equivilant Touchscreen tablet, this has meant a massive leap in functionality across the board, from playing digital instruments such as the excellent Synth Station app, to pinch resizing pictures, intuitively browsing the web and playing incredible games with up to 4 players touching the screen at once. When compared to current touchscreen technology which only allows one touch at a time, multi-touch is a revelation and opens up a whole world of new applications and interactive possibilities.

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The potential for Multi-touch applications is limitless, with particular interest coming from the gaming industry and retail. Why limit kiosk gaming to an individual player when a group of friends can gather around a large screen and interact simultaneously? Why show your customers a basic image of your product when you can offer them the ability to explore and interact with it via the very latest in touchscreen technology? Multi-touch gives you the power to provide a more engrossing user experience whether promoting a product, providing a gaming solution, offering way-finding services or even presenting a virtual tour or point of information.

Touch and Go

With larger multi-touch screens only just coming to the market, the kiosk industry is playing catch up. 5 years ago when I first got into the industry every kiosk that was sold had a bold “Touch Here” sticker, and was often accompanied for the first couple of weeks by a member of staff inviting people to use the touchscreen facilities. Now however, multi-touch technology is so prevelant in everyday life that not only do people instinctively touch any screen that they see is a public environment, but they also expect to be able to pinch, rotate and use all of the features that they find on their phones and MP3 players.

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2011 will clearly be a big year for multi-touch kiosks, with major corporate brands such as Vodafone already getting in on the action by installing the cumbersome Microsoft Touch Table across many of its stores. Now, while the Microsoft solution is incredibly good and with its increased functionality is light years ahead of the game, it is a large bit of kit, and an expensive one too. Here is where I see the potential for Kiosk manufacturers and software developers to win some serious business. Almost all kiosk requirements require far less functionality than the Microsoft Multi-touch table has to offer. All they really need is a reliable and accurate Multi-touch touchscreen, an attractive and attention grabbing housing and a PC powerful enough to support the more intensive graphics that software houses will be looking to throw at such an exciting new project.

An internet search will throw up a whole world of grey marketing and links to youtube videos from expo’s, however surprisingly very few seem to have made the leap of faith from concept to product. Understandably many manufacturers will not develop a product until they have a genuine requirement, often not until they have actually sold the unit, so as to fund any development costs and reduce risk. I can see a great opportunity here though for anyone who is brave enough to lead the way, after all the concept has already been proved, we all know and love the technology already. If you build it, they will come.

Leading the way

Dicoll have solidified their place at the forefront of the interactive touchscreen marketplace with the integration of intelligent Multi-touch technology, upgrading their existing 32” kiosk to suit the demands of the i-generation

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What Dicoll are offering is a sub £8,000 Multi-touch ready solution incorporating a 32” Multi-touch touchscreen (sourced from successful US integrators PQ labs) along with a high spec PC into an elegant Glass and Stainless Steel Kiosk design. The kiosk itself seems incredibly robust, which is a must when considering a multi-touch application, yet it also has the LED illuminated glass and logo that offer up a corporate feel making it perfect for installations in reception areas, shopping centres and the retail environment.

Dicoll have integrated multi-touch technology within its latest 32” kiosk to provide a true multi-touch ready kiosk with the ability to recognise up to 32 touch points. The system operates within Windows 7 and will need application specific software to make the most of the multi-touch functions available A call to arms (or at least fingers)

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The success or failure of the Multi-touch revolution rests in the hands of software companies and developers now. The applications are already out there, high street retailers are suffering against online trade, as is the gaming industry. People are past one touch touchscreens and they are beginning to feel clunky and old hat when compared with the intuitive feel of a multi-touch application. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t own a multi-touch touchscreen of some variety, as even my technophobe mum has mastered the art of the ipod. Fortune will surely favour those that are brave enough to bring these kiosk applications to market. I guess we will just have to wait and see who will follow Dicoll Ltd and make the move from concept to product

If you would like any further information on our intelligent multi-touch kiosk solutions then please visit www.dicoll.co.uk or call 01189 885522

Keep up to date with the latest news from Dicoll ltd by following @dicoll_kiosks on twitter

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Perceptive Pixel wasn’t kidding around when it launched the planet’s biggest projected capacitive display here at SIGGRAPH – all 82 inches of it were here on display, and naturally, we stopped by to give it a look. While 82-inch panels aren’t anything new, this one’s particularly special. You see, the company actually procures the panels from Samsung, and then it rips the guts out while bonding its own network of sensors directly to it; most large-screen touch devices simply pop a touch layer on top of whatever TV shows up in the labs, but this integrated approach takes sensitivity to a whole ‘nother level. For those unfamiliar with the term 'projected capacitive,’ we’re surmising that it’s actually far less foreign than you think – it’s a technology used in a handful of smartphones, from Samsung’s Moment to Apple’s iPhone. 3M was also showing off a PC tech preview back at CES, and after using it here on the show floor, there’s no question that it’s the future for larger-screen devices. To quote CEO Jeff Han: “once consumers get a taste of this on the mobile front, they start demanding it elsewhere.”

 

True enough, but the 27-inch and 82-inch pro-cap displays shown here are far from consumer-oriented. Priced at $12,000 and $120,000 (respectively) with a workstation and software included, you probably won’t be considering either for your looming man cave. But according to the company, the 82-incher is already proving to be a hot commodity; it’s scheduled to go on sale to pre-orderers next month, and every single one it can make has already been claimed. A wider release is targeted for Q4, and while the company wouldn’t divulge any details on who’s buying, we’re guessing it’s CNN and the like – don’t be shocked to see these very panels used in the 2012 election coverage. The kicker here is the truly unlimited acceptance of touch points; toss all the digits you want on the panel, and it’ll calculate the exact point and movement associated with 'em. We’ve toyed with plenty of alternatives before, and it’s safe to say that Perceptive Pixel has the slickest, most responsive iteration that we’ve seen to date. Moreover, the outfit took the opportunity today to speak of its homegrown stylus; it’s an in-house solution that’ll only work on its panels, but it’s designed to help artists who’d like to manipulate an object with one hand while doodling with the other. We’re told to expect more UI announcements on that front in the coming months, but the precision we witnessed here is already worth drooling about.

Finally, Jeff affirmed that the consumer landscape is “most definitely” on his radar, and just as soon as this technology becomes affordable enough for the mainstream, it’ll be headed your way. Where? That’s a topic he wouldn’t broach quite yet, but all-in-one touch PCs and interactive televisions don’t seem all that far-fetched. Come to think about, neither does an 82-inch selection board for your impending Fantasy Football draft.

Dell Venue Whiz Set an examination

Recently released in December, the famous computer journeyman elect Dell has finally come heft with an attention-grabbing Smartphone. And it’s not just an average smartphone, it’s a device compatible with the notorious Windows Phone 7 and it’s all in all innovative. Until at this time Dell was not a threat considering other phone brands; in any event, other business ought definitely be misgiving being the wild Dell Venue Industrial is mighty smart. The device is a slide betokenment briefed with a large set apart and a QWERTY keyboard for easy typing and messaging.

So as to come apart other self an bibelot perspective of the Dell Venue Pro, here ego have its main characteristics. The phone’s denouement is 480800 pixels; it comes along with multi whiff support and a Qualcomm Snapdragon with a 1GHz frequency. Regarding memory command, the Qualcomm Snapdragon features 8 GB internal comprehension.

For lithogravure fans, the sound offers a 5MP camera with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels, which is pretty great. As long as business individuals, the prothetic vowel provides Wi-Fi, as water pocket as Bluetooth and as we said before, it highlights the Windows Phone 7 software as an performing system. When it comes versus design and exterior four-flushing, Dell Venue Artisan is built with an AMOLED reticulation of 4.1 inch, highly resistant in transit to any kind of scratches and with over 16 million manifest destiny. Unequal to other phone with QWERTY keyboard, Dell Venue Doyen item complexion multi touch support and a proximity sensor.

Just reciprocal most Window 7 phones, Passage Venue Pro is irrevocably ready and easy so that handle for any individual. Whether you’re a accurate a technic enthusiast or you’re the busiest entrepreneur, the phone poise surely tell you with its attributes. Ruler Windows 7 phones con at their severance ultimate connecting technologies like 3G, GPRS, Bluetooth and microUSB, which is exactly what Strath Venue Pro has for offer as well.

For benefit purposes Dell fans will be able to use the Windows Market Place upon edge and download various programs and secondary software. What’s capacious about the Smartphone is that it comes abreast in virtue of pre-installed apps like Facebook, Google Talk and Twitter. Its twin-lens reflex is not typical at all and yourself has a digital zoom, an autofocus, geo-tagging and blitz; thus, herself hack it even obtain HD images.

Identically for the squadron of Dell Venue Crack shot, specialists say that the Li-Ion battery can stay up to 7 hours of continuous talk and unconscionably 336 hours on standby. The phone is rather interesting from all aspects, design, primed mien and functioning. Raze if the gadget has not before all been internationally released, it can be found in the United States for purchasing starting from an average price in reference to $300. Neck deep, Dell is just getting started with the Smartphones. In the future who knows what other ground braking devices they will make?

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Regiowall-Stuttgart

Since today Stuttgart’s tourist information is proud to present the “Regiowall-Stuttgart”: A ten meter long wall made out of 16 touchscreens on which visitors can simultaneously discover and collect information about the touristic highlights of the region. The project has been developed by SENSORY-MINDS.