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Skinput Turns Your Body Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]

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Forget LCD, OLED, and AMOLED: the next trend in touchscreens could be your skin. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft’s Redmond research lab have developed a working prototype of a system called Skinput that effectively turns your body surface into both screen and input device.Skinput makes use of...
Skinput Turns Your Body Into a Touchscreen [VIDEO]

'Wonderbook' brings augmented reality to PlayStation

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Among several expected announcements at Sony's E3 keynote, the company also introduced a surprise, the Wonderbook, which serves as a complement to the PlayStation Move system. The device, designed in conjunction with Harry Potter author JK Rowling, serves as an input device for interactive augmented-reality features in virtual books and...
'Wonderbook' brings augmented reality to PlayStation

Amazon patents intelligent pen for adding annotations to digital and printed media

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We wouldn't call it a comeback, but the stylus is definitely enjoying a mini-renaissance of sorts in the world of phablets. So it should come as no surprise to see Amazon patenting an intelligent input device (most likely a Kindle Pen), as well as a "computer-implemented method" for that...
Amazon patents intelligent pen for adding annotations to digital and printed media

Microsoft Tech to Control Computers With a Flex of a Finger

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In the future, Microsoft apparently believes, people may simply twitch their fingers or arms to control a computer, game console or mobile device. Microsoft applied for a patent on electromyography (EMG) controlled computing on Thursday, suggesting that a future smart wristwatch or armband might simply detect a user's muscle movements and...
Microsoft Tech to Control Computers With a Flex of a Finger

N-trig DuoSense Pen and multitouch tech to power ASUS TAICHI input

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Wondering about that mysterious stylus ASUS referenced yesterday during the company's TAICHI launch? A source has confirmed that the tech in play will be provided by N-trig, and will feature the company's existing DuoSense grid-based capacitive solution. N-trig uses a single digitizer to track both stylus and 10-point multitouch...
N-trig DuoSense Pen and multitouch tech to power ASUS TAICHI input

First Look: iDisplay

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Filed under: iPadiDisplay is one of those apps that you receive as a press release in your inbox and just when you're about to move on, it suddenly hits you exactly what that app does. And you go "Oh man! Yes!" In this case, iDisplay transforms your iPad or iPhone...
First Look: iDisplay

Amazon patents digital stylus for handwritten annotations

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The USPTO has granted several Amazon patents that relate to a digital stylus input system that can be used to add annotations to documents. One patent focuses on the wireless input device itselfóa large pen that tracks handwriting movementsówhile a second patent describes the necessary software components that make use...
Amazon patents digital stylus for handwritten annotations

A new gamepad for a new game console: Microsoft's next-gen wireless controller revealed

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Despite the few protestations gamers have with the Xbox 360 wireless controller, Microsoft is apparently updating its much-loved input device for the next-generation, Xbox One. At first glance, the controller looks rather similar to its successor, though there were definitely a few minor design tweaks in tow. Developing ......
A new gamepad for a new game console: Microsoft's next-gen wireless controller revealed
Faceless sensors and tiny routers needed for the internet of things

Autodesk, researchers develop 'magic finger' that reads gestures from any surface (video)

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By combining a camera that detects surfaces with one that perceives motion, Canadian university researchers and Autodesk have made a sensor that reads finger gestures based on which part of your body you swipe. The first camera can detect pre-programmed materials like clothing, which would allow finger movements made...
Autodesk, researchers develop 'magic finger' that reads gestures from any surface (video)
Apple patents detail quick app access on lockscreen, touch sensitive home button & unlikely tablet/notebook hybrid
Spicebox's Mauz tries to turn your iPhone into a 3D, gesture input device, but it isn't ready

Tick Tock Alarm Clock iPod Dock

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Edifier Tick Tock Alarm Clock. Photo: Jonathan Liu I’ve been using the same alarm clock for a long time now. It’s decent: big digital display, radio, dual alarms, battery back-up so it keeps time even if the power goes out. But it’s been around probably longer than iPods have existed,...
Tick Tock Alarm Clock iPod Dock

The 3D display that tracks your head for a true holographic effect

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When you go to a movie projected in 3D, you’ll often see grown men and women swiping in the air as if they could touch the images floating in front of them. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could actually interact with the objects in 3D space? Even better, what...
The 3D display that tracks your head for a true holographic effect

Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

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The innovation world at large has been crafting ways for handicapped individuals to interact with computers for years on end, but the issue of tablets has created another predicament entirely. How do you enable someone to masterfully control a touch-centric device, when the mere act of touching is a...
Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

Apple patent lets users control a device with taps, thumps and scratches

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday issued Apple a patent for an audio-based input system in which various noises made on a laptop's chassis are translated into actions, basically turning the computer into one large input device.    ...
Apple patent lets users control a device with taps, thumps and scratches

Keyboards going the way of the dodo?

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Anyone who has used a computer has used a keyboard.  Before that, it was a typewriter.  We as a society are all familiar with keyboards.  We type on them everyday.  Its the input device of choice, combined with a mouse, to enter data into our computer and make our day...
Keyboards going the way of the dodo?

ZeroN slips surly bonds, re-runs your 3D gestures in mid-air

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Playback of 3D motion capture with a computer is nothing new, but how about with a solid levitating object? MIT's Media Lab has developed ZeroN, a large magnet and 3D actuator, which can fly an "interaction element" (aka ball bearing) and control its position in space. You can also...
ZeroN slips surly bonds, re-runs your 3D gestures in mid-air
Lasers will let Google Glass project a keyboard onto your palm

The W3C has accepted and published Microsoft's 'Pointer Events' submission

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Today Microsoft announced that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has “accepted and published” its ‘Pointer Events’ specification. No, this isn’t the sexiest of news, but even if it won’t get your blood pumping it certainly may make your life a lot easier in the coming years. Here’s what it does:...
The W3C has accepted and published Microsoft's 'Pointer Events' submission

Wearing Google's Crazy Glasses Will Actually Make You Seem More Polite (GOOG)

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Google's ambitious plan to get everyone wearing glasses that have computers running in them is really led by Thad Starner. He's an expert on the topic. Starner has been wearing various forms of augmented reality googles since 1993. Farhad Manjoo recently sat down with Starner for the Technology Review. Here...
Wearing Google's Crazy Glasses Will Actually Make You Seem More Polite (GOOG)

Make a Cheap Stylus for iPad and Other Touchscreen Devices [DIY]

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Whether you've got an an iPad, a different snazzy tablet, an Android phone, or some other touchscreen device, sometimes your fingertip isn't the ideal input device. With a few common materials, you can make an effective and inexpensive stylus for your touchscreen. More »...
Make a Cheap Stylus for iPad and Other Touchscreen Devices [DIY]

Qeexo's FingerSense lets touchscreens listen, makes any object an input device (video)

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While the humble touchscreen has become the standard interface for most smartphones, and capacitive displays make it a painless experience, the folk at start-up Qeexo think things could still be improved. It's developed a technology called FingerSense that could add even more functionality. Essentially, by using a small acoustic...
Qeexo's FingerSense lets touchscreens listen, makes any object an input device (video)

Confirmed: Microsoft's revamped Kinect for Xbox One will also come to Windows next year

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Microsoft has clarified that the next iteration of Kinect, the motion tracking peripheral unveiled alongside the Xbox One earlier this week, will be coming to Windows next year. We had previously known that the device would eventually be supported by Windows, but didn’t know when. Unfortunately, Microsoft is keeping quiet...
Confirmed: Microsoft's revamped Kinect for Xbox One will also come to Windows next year
Google patent details hybrid notebook/tablet with virtual keyboard

Review: AlbumPlayer really lets the music play

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AlbumPlayer is not trying to be everything to everyone. Instead, this audio software focuses its attention solely on music playback, on being jukebox software for music aficionados, and it succeeds. Its tabs let you switch between viewing all of your music, to sorting by artist, genre, composer, moods, and...
Review: AlbumPlayer really lets the music play

Wacom Cintiq 13HD review: a space-saving pen display for the design savvy workflow

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When Wacom teased a tablet-sized offering a few months back, our curiosity was immediately piqued. However, the next reveal from the pen-wielding-peripheral company was the Cintiq 13HD: a product more in line with the outfit's existing offerings bearing the same moniker. We guess we'll just have to keep waiting...
Wacom Cintiq 13HD review: a space-saving pen display for the design savvy workflow

Microsoft Sues UK's Datel Over Controllers

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nathanielinbrazil writes "Microsoft has sued a British manufacturer over the infringement of four of its patents for Xbox game controllers. The suit was filed in Seattle, Washington, and Datel has yet to response. Datel is a United Kingdom company with a US unit and has produced two specific controllers —...
Microsoft Sues UK's Datel Over Controllers

Stinky Footboard gives your PC gaming foes agony of the feet

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A foot-based PC gaming input device might seem silly, but it can also smooth out your gaming flow. [Read more]...
Stinky Footboard gives your PC gaming foes agony of the feet

Sony patent application shows control method that resembles Wii U

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 Sony filed for an interesting patent in 2010 that shows it has technology that resembles Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U game console. Titled Position-Dependent Gaming 3-D controller, and Handheld as a Remote, the patent shows that the game company is at the very least interested in a controller or mobile...
Sony patent application shows control method that resembles Wii U
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