It’s not every day you get to re-imagine what the desktop computer will look like, especially in an age where mobility is taking over. However, courtesy of some brilliant thinkers at the Media Computing Group at Aachen University in Germany, the desktop computer is looking brand-spanking new and totally awesome. It even has a curve to it. It’s called the BendDesk. By utilizing two projectors, three cameras, and a few IR-LEDs, the BendDesk can interpret touch and manipulation on a surface that is reminiscent of a touch-based screen on a desktop operating system. But this one appears to work very…
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What happens when you take your ordinary floor and turn it into a jumbo-sized multi-touch trackpad? Awesome happens. A few students at Hasso Plattner Institute have come up something that could have significant impacts in the future with regards to how we interact with applications and games. And they call it Multitoe. It works by tracking a user’s shoes in relation to the floor. It also detects the location and pressure applied from these shoes to allow a great amount of control over the interactions with the floor displays. Interactions like tapping your toe or leaning on your heel can be detected….
Apple’s top of the charts when it comes to touchscreen quality, according to this study by MOTO Labs. It’s about accuracy, but there are many more metrics – pressure sensitivity, performance around the edges and waviness of the lines drawn. It’s also not about hardware – some of the phones tested use the same components. The firmware, software and calibration all play a strong part too….