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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Touchscreens’

Tablet Touch Panel Shipments to Slow Next Year

The tablet industry is only a few years old and is still growing fast. The segment has even managed to eat in to traditional PC sales, sending manufacturers scrambling for ways to make desktops and notebooks new again with features such as touchscreens. Though the trend of touchscreen notebooks hasn’t yet resonated with consumers, manufacturers are betting big on the …

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Touchscreen Notebooks Are PC Makers’ Next Gambit

As the tablet market has taken off in the past three years, PC makers have seen their sales decline quarter after quarter. Notebook shipments have been particularly affected, with tablets now out-shipping all mobile PCs. To combat slowing sales PC manufacturers are now turning toward several new technologies that they hope will entice customers. Convertible tablet/notebook devices are on the …

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Google Announces The First Affordable Touchscreen Chromebook

Touchscreens are everywhere today thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and tablets. Even Microsoft embraced the touch craze with Windows 8 supporting touch displays right out of the box. Google isn’t a stranger either with its touch-based Chromebook Pixel, but now it’s making sure everybody can afford a touch-based Chromebook. Google announced on Wednesday that the first affordable touchscreen Chromebook …

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Touchscreen Notebook Adoption Slowly Rising

With the notebook market following the PC market toward lower shipments worldwide, manufacturers are now searching for new ways to entice customers back from tablets. One of the most obvious and ham-fisted ways manufacturers have done this is to ad their own touchscreen displays to notebooks. Though the usefulness of such displays could be disputed, manufacturers are still sticking with …

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Even More Touchscreen Notebooks are Coming Next Year

PC manufacturers, seeing the success of smartphones and tablets, have begun assuming that consumers must want to interact in the same way with their notebook screens. Microsoft even designed much of its Windows 8 user interface around the concept. Of course, the demand for touchscreen notebook PCs has been, to put it mildly, underwhelming. Some manufacturers would blame the failure …

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Touchscreen Panel Shipments Drop Amid Poor Notebook Sales

With the tablet market now booming, PC manufacturers are scrambling to find a way to make notebook PCs more relevant again. One of the ways companies are doing that is to put touchscreen panels onto notebooks, taking advantage of the new user interface in Windows 8. Unfortunately for manufacturers, notebooks don’t seem to be the form-factor that customers are looking …

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Touchscreen Notebooks Reportedly Languishing

For Microsoft, Windows 8 was supposed to bridge the gap between traditional PCs and the growing tablet market. The operating system was designed to run smoothly on tablets, sporting a tile-based home screen. Microsoft also sold manufacturers on the idea that customers would love the Windows 8 interface so much that they would want touchscreens in both their PC monitors …

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This Wooden Spoon Doubles as a Stylus

In products that are so simple that they’re kind of genius news, I’m probably going to spend a few bucks and grab this new wooden spoon/stylus for my kitchen. As sites like CHOW, Food 52, and even All Recipes as well as apps like Epicurious continue to replace traditional recipe books for many home cooks, sticky, contaminated iPads and other …

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The Future Of Smartphone Control May Lie In Simple Hand Gestures

Smartphones started out with buttons, and then moved into a combination of buttons and touchscreens. Now most smartphones are controlled entirely with multi-touch panels that continue to evolve into more impressive pieces of tech. So what’s next after we exhaust current touch panel innovations? Microchip, a provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, thinks the answer lies in gestures. The …

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Microsoft Goes Big With Perceptive Pixel Acquisition

Windows 8 is obviously built for touch screens. Touch screens are generally small and built for personal use on smartphones and tablets. What about giant multi-touch displays though? Microsoft sees a future in the market with Windows 8 and is making the necessary investments for the future. During the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced that they have acquired Perceptive …

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Microsoft Demonstrates Low-Latency Touchscreen

The Applied Sciences Group at Microsoft posted the video below earlier this month showing off a laboratory test system that has a touchscreen with only 1 millisecond of latency. Paul Dietz, the Assistant Director for Microsoft Applied Sciences, narrates the video and talks about what this technology might mean for Microsoft and touchscreen users. “What we’ve done with this research …

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