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

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

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

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