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Kickstarter: MaKey MaKey turns the world into a $35 input device

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)

Wacom outs the Cintiq 24HD touch, adds multi-touch controls and more to its largest pen display

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Hot off the heels of the more modest Wacom Cintiq 22HD's introduction, the outfit has announced a new version of its 24HD pen display as well. Labeled the 24HD touch, the upcoming offering adds multi-touch functionality to the company's 24-inch input device -- just as the name would suggest....
Wacom outs the Cintiq 24HD touch, adds multi-touch controls and more to its largest pen display

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

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

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)

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

Microsoft: Open Standards Are Good... If They're The Open Standards We Get Paid For

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Our own Glyn Moody has been doing some digging and has come up with some interesting info about how Microsoft has been trying to derail an effort in the UK by the government to use open, royalty free standards wherever possible. Microsoft, apparently went on the offensive, arguing strongly that...
Microsoft: Open Standards Are Good... If They're The Open Standards We Get Paid For

Steam Big Picture is now live, and here's how you can get it

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Steam’s Big Picture feature is now live in the beta channel, bringing an interface to the application that is designed to be used with a TV and a controller. Valve has bemoaned the state of both PC hardware and console technology, decrying a lack of innovation and openness in these...
Steam Big Picture is now live, and here's how you can get it

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)

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 review: a more modular keyboard for the gaming crowd

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More Info Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 gaming keyboard announced at Gamescom (hands-on) Mad Catz announces the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 keyboard for pro gamers, pre-order now for $200 Exclusive: Mad Catz Cyborg Rat 9 review As a vital component of every desktop and notebook computer ever produced, the mild-mannered keyboard rarely...
Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 review: a more modular keyboard for the gaming crowd

Igalia releases open source Kinect skeleton tracking library

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If you want to build a Linux application with motion controls, then you are in luck. Igalia has released an open source skeleton tracking library that works with Microsoft's Kinect input device. The Glib-based framework, which is called Skeltrack, supports tracking a single user and can monitor up to...
Igalia releases open source Kinect skeleton tracking library
Boxpay greases the path for Smart TV app payments

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

Wacom adds multi-touch to Cintiq 24HD display tablet

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Wacom has introduced a new version of its Cintiq 24HD input device. The 24HD touch brings multi-touch to the display alongside the already existing pen-based input. Gesture controls are included, which is seen as useful to those in certain creative industries, allowing a designer to move around a model more...
Wacom adds multi-touch to Cintiq 24HD display tablet
Microsoft may be readying a subscription-based $99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle

Microsoft's prototype stylus can work on any screen

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Before capacitive touchscreens and multitouch support became popular, touch interaction was performed using the stylus -– which is essentially a pen with no ink. Everything from mobile PDAs to CAD workstations used styluses to allow for more tactile computer input. However, relatively recently the Apple iPhone helped to catalyze cheaper...
Microsoft's prototype stylus can work on any screen

Corel announces Painter 12 update, iPad control option

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Corel today announced two additions to the functionality of its Painter 12 desktop program. The graphic design program received a free update adding new user interface options and support for artist tablets. The company also released an app for the iPad that allows the tablet to be used as a...
Corel announces Painter 12 update, iPad control option

Skype's Tony Bates Says the Goal is to Get Billions of Active Users

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Skype’s President Tony Bates, the man behind Microsoft’s largest acquisition in history, outlined his ambitions for the Internet-calling service at D: All Things Digital. “If we can get to billions, I’ll be happy with that, and we are on the path to do that,” he said in an interview with...
Skype's Tony Bates Says the Goal is to Get Billions of Active Users

Review: Logitech G710+ Gaming Keyboard

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Input peripherals can be taken for granted by the general computing populace. As long as a slab of plastic machined into a keyboard or mouse gets the job done, it can often be disregarded as "performing as intended." Gamers have a different set of criteria on what makes a keyboard...
Review: Logitech G710+ Gaming Keyboard

'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

Google trademarks 'Showy' term for remote control app

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Google has filed a trademark application for the term 'Showy', which the company plans to associate with remote control software. The US Patent and Trademark Office application briefly describes software that can be used to "operate video display devices and televisions" or serve as an input device for Internet-connected digital...
Google trademarks 'Showy' term for remote control app

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)

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
Google patent details hybrid notebook/tablet with virtual keyboard

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]

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

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

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
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