Synaptics ForcePad: The Laptop Trackpad Is About to Change Forever

The last big things to happen to trackpads were the addition of multitouch gestures and elimination of a dedicated button. The next big thing is going to be force detection. We've seen force detection pop up a couple of times before—most recently in the keyboard cover for the Microsoft Surface—but with the… »8/20/12 9:00am8/20/12 9:00am


Synaptics' Boomerang Buttonless Remote Control Concept Might Not Catch On

This Boomerang concept by interface company Synaptics is supposed to illustrate a few different input methods for remotes to control TVs and DVD players. Although it's buttonless, the Boomerang still has a TouchPad (like the one on your notebook), as well as gesture recognition for stuff like channel switching or… »1/23/08 2:50pm1/23/08 2:50pm