It's old news by now, but capacitive touchscreens are a pain to use in the Winter because they can't detect your fingertaps through a pair of gloves. But SMK has improved the design of their 6.5-inch panels so that devices like car navigation systems can still be operated if you're driving with gloves on.
Hitachi—the inventors of the IPS display technology used in the iPhone 4 and iPad—have developed a new capacitative touchscreen that allows for multitouch input with both fingers and synthetic, non-conductive materials like plastic pens or gloves.
Good news—Digitimes is reporting that many of the Taiwanese phone suppliers are ditching resistive touchscreens and focusing their attentions on ramping up production of the much more superior capacitive panels. Today is a great day to be a finger. [Digitimes]
HP's new TM2 swivelling tablet is an evolution of its surprisingly long-running tablet series, and it's definitely a worthy younger brother to the TouchSmart 600 all-in-one. BumpTop, the new desktop alternative, is a huge step up for the line.
Multitouch has passed Windows Mobile by, mainly on account of the fact that 6.1 doesn't support capacitive screens—the kind needed for multi-finger gestures to register. Even if it did, the OS is far from multitouch-ready.
We already knew pretty much everything about the Archos9 tablet netbook running Windows 7, but with nobody sure what kind of touchscreen the thing uses, we're left to wonder if we'd want anything to do with a resistive-touchscreen tablet.
Intel squeezed a capacitive touchscreen sensor between two giant pieces of translucent glass and stuck a projector behind it, taking another step closer to one of tech's most long-standing clichés-the Minority Report screen-in 3D!
The Pogo Sketch stylus promises to add tablet-like functionality for laptop's multi-touch trackpad (YES, including the Macbook). While it probably isn't the same as a real tablet, it beats drawing crap with your finger.
Alps Electronics has decided to take the occasionally annoying sensitivity of some capacitive trackpads to a new extreme, demoing a technology that can accurately sense fingers without coming in direct contact with them. The system is able to sense movements at an admittedly modest range of 3cm, from which distance…
Logitech's first new universal remote in a year, the $250 Harmony One, marries the sleek handheld grippiness of its skinnier Harmony models with the power of its $500 bad-ass, the Harmony 1000.
The Goods: The capacitive-touch 2.2" color screen is designed to respond quickly and accurately to your taps, while the…
N-Trig makes the DuoSense technology that powers the Dell Latitude XT's touch-sensitive and pen-enabled display. This is the only input device in the market that combines a pressure-sensitive pen with multitouch into a single surface, which allows for seamless iPhone-style finger interaction—perfect for broad, direct…