TOUCHSCREENS

  • Disney invents touchscreen that lets you feel what's on your screen October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Disney Research has come up with a new way to let people feel what is on their touchscreen surfaces. A person sliding a finger across a topographic map displayed on a touchscreen can feel the bumps and curves of hills and valleys, despite the screen's smooth surface, with...
  • Now, turn your desk into touchscreen with new technology April 27, 2013

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new technology that can enable you to turn almost any surface into a touchscreen with just a wave of your hand! Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that touchbased interfaces can be created anywhere almost at will. Scientists previously have shown that a depth...
  • Future may be about smart watches and key rings: UI guru Hampus Jakobsson February 22, 2013

    Jakobsson was a cofounder of user interface (UI) advisory firm TAT (The Astonishing Tribe), which was bought by RIM in 2010. TAT's work formed the basis for much of the UI for BlackBerry 10 OS upgrade. Jakobsson quit RIM in December 2012 and is a cofounder of a mobile enterprise...
  • Five radical designs for future smartphones February 22, 2013

    1. Wearable, augmentedreality glasses: One of the most radical of all new designs, the Google Glass is a spectaclelike wearable computer that you control with your eyes and voice. Availability A few lucky Android developers are getting their hands on the device in early 2013, with limited consumer availability...
  • Dutch company develops touchscreen compatible gloves December 4, 2012

    London: The end of frozen fingers! Having a touchscreen phone in winter can be a pain, especially when you have to constantly take your gloves off to use it. This may now be a thing of the past after a company came up with a pair of leather gloves that...
  • Nokia unveils 2 new phones Asha 308, Asha 309 September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Struggling cellphone maker Nokia unveiled on Tuesday two new touchscreen cellphone models to strengthen its offering for the mass market. Nokia said it expects the Nokia Asha 308 and the Nokia Asha 309 to retail for about $99, excluding taxes and subsidies, with deliveries to start in the fourth...
  • Intex launches 'Intex Cola' at Rs 2,190 June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Intex has launched a compact, dualSIM touchscreen phone Intex Cola, in India. The phone comes with a 2.4 inch screen with 1.3 megapixel back camera with flash, wireless FM with antenna, webcam, in built games, GPRSWAP, mobile tracker, 3.5 mm jack for audio output, USBPC connectivity etc. Besides, it...
  • Nokia unveils cheap touch screen models June 6, 2012

    Helsinki: Struggling mobile phone firm Nokia unveiled on Wednesday its first three basic phone models with large touch screens, filling a gap in its suite of products. Consumer demand for such devices has been rising fast especially in emerging markets. Last year 105 million lowend touch screen handsets were sold globally,...
  • Beetel launches GD777 touchscreen phone March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Beetel Teletech has announced the launch of GD777, a 3.5inch full touch screen mobile phone. The new mobile features a 5 megapixel camera. It supports expandable memory up to 16 GB storage capacity. The phone also supports Java, GPRS, WAP and EDGE for internet surfing, enhanced downloading capabilities...
  • iPhone4 users cry foul over faulty design June 26, 2010

    Users of the latest model of iPhone allege that holding it with left hand leads to calls getting dropped. ...
  • Microsoft launches new Zune to rival Apple iPod September 15, 2009

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp launched a slimmer, revamped version of its Zune handheld music and video player on Tuesday as the software giant makes its latest attempt to compete with Apple Inc's ubiquitous iPod. The touchscreen Zune HD, which features a radio receiver and wifi, is priced just below Apple's comparable...
  • New Touch Book turns netbook, touchscreen tablet March 4, 2009

    Always Innovating has unveiled the Touch Book, a versatile new device that works as both a netbook and a tablet with its detachable keyboard and a 3D touchscreen user interface. The Touch Book weighs less than two pounds as a netbook and has a battery life of 10 to 15...
  • Gadget wars: Battle of the touchscreens February 6, 2009

    Four of the big guns in the touchscreen game, four different Operating Systems but only one can be worth your time. Weve pitted four of the most hyped totally touchscreen handsets against each other in various categories to get YOU, the ones who wanted to know, a winner. Although in the...