Trimmable Printed Sensors Can Add Multitouch To Any Device

Multitouch user interfaces are slowly finding their way into all kinds of devices, not just phones and tablets. And thanks to researchers at MIT and the Max Planck Institute who've developed a printable sensor that can be easily cut down to size with a regular old pair of scissors, any device or appliance you can… » 10/22/13 11:00am 10/22/13 11:00am

Kinect's New Multitouch Tricks Let You Pinch Thin Air to Zoom

Kinect has already received its fair share of excited attention from developers, but Microsoft is still exploring its limits, too—and has managed to make it respond to mid-air, multitouch gestures. » 3/06/13 8:52am 3/06/13 8:52am

Samsung Series 7 Touch Monitor: 24-Inches of Windows 8 Awesome

Samsung is kicking off 2013 with a the Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor that's optimized for Windows 8. The 24-inch LCD supports up to 10 points of simultaneous touch on its 1080 x 1920 display and rotates 90 degrees to a vertical portrait setup so you can take full advantage of Microsoft's flexible new OS. Still no word… » 1/02/13 11:37am 1/02/13 11:37am

Samsung's Defense: Apple Stole It First

Apple just spent a week methodically making the case that Samsung ripped off its patents and trademarks for the design of its smartphones and tablets. It was pretty convincing. Are you ready for Samsung's brilliant defense? "Actually, Apple stole it from us." Oh brother. » 8/14/12 11:17am 8/14/12 11:17am

Lenovo's A720 Might Be the Multitouch All-In-One PC We've All Dreamed Of

27-inch screen. 10-finger capacitive multitouch. Aluminum body. Fully articulating screen that folds to your liking. If there was ever a touchscreen all-in-one that had all the elements to succeed, Lenovo's A720 might be it. » 1/09/12 8:48pm 1/09/12 8:48pm

What's Wrong with Multitouch in the Galaxy Nexus?

There looks to be a really weird bug or faulty hardware in the Verizon Galaxy Nexus that's screwing with multitouch. When you hold down the top left corner of the screen, the bottom of the screen doesn't register any input. » 12/22/11 1:59pm 12/22/11 1:59pm

Glass Keyboard and Mouse Shrug Off Crumbs and Spills

Using the same technology as biometric systems that capture fingerprints, Jason Giddings has created a drool-worthy glass keyboard and mouse with multitouch functionality. But he's turned to Kickstarter to fund the prototypes and software needed to make it all work. » 11/28/11 10:27am 11/28/11 10:27am

Apple Has Been Denied the Multitouch Trademark

It's not hyperbolic to say that Apple introduced multitouch to the masses with the iPhone. Apple thought that they could trademark it. Unfortunately for them, the United States Patent and Trademark Office thought differently. They've denied Apple the multitouch trademark. » 9/26/11 6:38pm 9/26/11 6:38pm

The World's Largest Multitouch LCD Is 82-Inches of Glass Just Waiting…

Perceptive Pixel knows a thing or two about multitouch technology. And their latest achievement, an 82-inch capacitive multitouch display, comes mere months after unveiling a smaller 27-inch LCD. » 8/09/11 9:00am 8/09/11 9:00am

Fisting a Multitouch Screen Looks Pretty Fun

Microsoft Surface is a technology that I know exists but wish it was a larger part of my life. And it's getting better! Microsoft Research has been dabbling with Surface and adding new gestures that incorporate your whole hand, giving you more options than just point, point, point. » 5/09/11 8:00pm 5/09/11 8:00pm

Samsung Invented an Incredibly Weird Way to Zoom In on Your Phone

How do you zoom in on your phone? Multitouch is pretty easy! Double tapping is nice too. But how about this? Samsung's new optional zoom in feature in TouchWiz 4.0 (browser only) lets you zoom in by placing both your thumbs on the screen and moving the phone back and forth. » 3/29/11 5:20pm 3/29/11 5:20pm

iOS 4.3 Jailbreak is Available Now, And You Can Put Multitouch Gestures…

The iOS 4.3 Gold Master has already been jailbroken, meaning you can do cool things like enable the four and five figner gesture support on your iPhone 4. Just follow these instructions and these, for multitouch. » 3/04/11 4:31pm 3/04/11 4:31pm

University's "Mega Touchscreen" Can Sense Over 100 Simultaneous Touches

This is a 33-foot-long curved touchscreen, hacked together by the University of Groningen. Three computers handle the touch detection, one processes it all. It uses six cameras and 16 infrared emitters, plus two or three men to poke around awkwardly in front of it for your amusement. [YouTube via PC World] » 2/10/11 6:00am 2/10/11 6:00am

Are You Sure You Want Multitouch Gestures On Your iPhone?

Multitouch makes everything better, right? Well, maybe probably definitely not. Here's a fellow demonstrating Apple's new not-ready-for-the-public four finger gestures on an iPhone. And he looks absolutely ridiculous. » 1/20/11 10:40am 1/20/11 10:40am

This Is a Real Magic Mouse (for Windows)

Microsoft's Touch Mouse for Windows 7 is a lot like Apple's Magic Mouse: The top is a capacitive, multitouch sensor. The difference? The Touch Mouse was actually designed to be used by humans. » 1/11/11 6:20pm 1/11/11 6:20pm

Sony L Series AIO Puts Multitouch Shortcuts On the Bezel

Smudges! They're the scourge of any multitouch all-in-one PC, especially for the clammy palmed among us. A problem Sony might just have solved by putting gesture-based shortcuts on the bezel. » 1/05/11 8:00pm 1/05/11 8:00pm

Minority Report, Courtesy of Kinect

Hackers have wasted no time bending Kinect to their will, and this proof of concept video for a Minority Report-esque multitouch UI is probably the most exciting mod yet. Stretch to zoom, here we come! » 11/12/10 10:00am 11/12/10 10:00am

Apple Sues Motorola Over Multitouch

Earlier this month, Motorola sued Apple for pretty much everything phone-related: MobileMe, the App Store, location based services, antenna design, and so forth. One thing Moto didn't mention however, was multitouch. So guess what happened? Apple decided to sue Motorola right back, filing two patent infringement… » 10/30/10 12:56pm 10/30/10 12:56pm

Apple Gets a Limited Pinch-to-Zoom Patent

Patents are a company's greatest weapon in the mobile industry melee, and Apple just picked up a dangerous one: the coveted pinch-to-zoom patent. It could potentially cover a good deal, though probably not all, of your smartphone screen squeezing. » 10/13/10 3:52pm 10/13/10 3:52pm