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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
We've discovered a little gem in the iOS 4.3 beta: Four and five finger multi-touch gesture support for the iPad. Here's how it looks in action.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.