Multi-Touch Tech Archive

Microsoft’s surface technology might be a distant dream for the consumers as of yet but the latest innovation from the guy called Seth Sandler an undergraduate at UC san Diego has at least brought the touch screen computer into his dorm. Using a cardboard with a webcam, portable multi-touchpad, a piece of glass paper and Philips SPC900NC he has built a touch screen that can handle his computer with the command from his fingers. The camera recognizes the shadow of the fingers as they are placed in the pad’s surface. Tracking software then transfers the motions to the computer screen for further processing. Inspired somewhat from the Microsoft’s Surface Technology which was announced last year this cardboard touch screen box can recognize the finger touch

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It seems to be an era of touch technology, where fingers can do wonders on a screen than merely pressing them on a boring keyboard. And it is none other than Microsoft who plays the pioneering role in continuously regenerating their touch screen technology – from tabletop Surface computers to the all new Microsoft TouchWall. It was all excitement let loose when the recently retired Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates showcased the TouchWall for the first time in the recently concluded Microsoft CEO Summit. The TouchWall technology from Microsoft has surprisingly come at a time when the world is applauding the much-awaited yet astounding debut of Microsoft Surface. If one remembers correctly, it was not so long ago when the then Microsoft chief had announced the

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Multitouch as an overall technology has really taken the world by storm, although that really has a lot more to do with Apple than it does with Microsoft. When people consider the Apple accomplishments in the field of Multitouch, the immediate conclusion that is reached has to do with the idea of Multitouch technology on the iPhone, one of the most successful computer hardware mobile products ever created. Multitouch has almost single-handedly allowed Apple back into the game and that is exactly why Microsoft has decided to get very serious with it, dedicating the biggest change introduced in Windows 7 as being one that has a lot to do with Multitouch technology. Specifically, Microsoft is going to be introducing Multitouch functionality into the Windows 7

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When the Multitouch concept initially came to fruition, one of the major points of speculation for all in the industry was just how far Multitouch was going to go. The computer had been controlled by the keyboard and mouse for as long as it had been available in normal consumer form and for that reason creating a revolution in input design was going to be harder than many people were thinking. While the revolution of Multitouch technology has not come to pass, there are a number of different people that see it coming at some point in the near future. With Microsoft releasing details about making Multitouch compatible with the next version of Windows and Apple racing ahead to create more products that use the

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One of the most popular aspects of the Microsoft Multitouch technological revolution appears to be the do it yourself aspect to the technology that is starting to sweep across the nation. In a rather weird twist for the Microsoft Surface computer, rather than Surface sales numbers going up, it appears that a number of different people have started creating their own Multitouch interfaces and saving themselves a lot of money in the process. You know that the DIY craze has gotten to ridiculous levels when Microsoft begins to get involved. But that’s exactly what has happened. Perhaps taken aback at the backlash against their $10,000 Surface computer in the form of DIY Multitouch proliferation, Microsoft has introduced the Microsoft TouchWall. This handy piece of hardware

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Multitouch technology has really inspired the modern world and ever since the implementation of Multitouch both on the iPhone by Apple and on the Surface by Microsoft, Multitouch technology has really been all that the world can talk about. Whether you look on blogs or within the electronic magazines of the day, Multitouch appears to be the technology of choice that is worth discussing across the electronic sphere of influence. Oddly enough however, Multitouch technology, arguably developed first by Microsoft, appears to already be at a time when it is getting obsolete. While we love to joke about the computer that you buy being obsolete by the time you leave the store with it, strange things in computer labs appear to be giving a shred

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The two biggest companies as far as Multitouch technology is concerned are Microsoft and Apple, both of which have products that are either already on the market or else are coming to the market that utilize Multitouch technology in order to create an overall electronic experience that is far beyond anything that the average user has presently in their computer setup. However, what was once a big strength of Microsoft has become a hindrance according to many analysts, since the operating system code for Windows has become so large and bulky that changing it to adapt to any piece of hardware is something that takes a very long time to do. By contrast, Apple’s refined OS X is something that can be changed almost at

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With the Multitouch revolution already in full swing, a number of different companies have been coming out with multitouch devices that have made the people that purchase them very happy indeed. Microsoft has of course come out with the Surface and now they have come out with LucidTouch, something that addresses a very real logistical problem with a lot of handheld multitouch devices. While multitouch devices are great because of their high functionality, they all do have one inherent problem to them. If a person needs to very quickly interact with the touch screen, then a problem that arises in many multitouch products or demos is the person not being able to see the different areas of the touch sensitive screen to press. In other

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Redmond, Washington is of course the headquarters of Microsoft as well as where the gigantic multi-national computer corporation got its head start. And every year researchers for the corporation head to this global headquarters in order to participate in Tech Fest. Tech Fest is a yearly occurrence where said researchers can show off the projects they are working on and generally swap stories about the fascinating world of computer research as they meet friends and associates from all over the world. In 2008, a number of things are expected to take place and already have taken place as the fair officially started on Tuesday morning with keynote addresses from two of the top dogs in the Microsoft organization vis-à-vis the research department. After these two

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Microsoft Surface is the handy Multitouch unit that everyone has come to know and love and in many ways has really started to overshadow the Apple iPhone because of the extreme relevance that the Surface has to the future of desktop computing that the iPhone simply can not match up to. But now, Microsoft has decided to take things even further and they are looking at making changes to the Surface in order to bring forth a horde of different products in the near future. According to a source from Microsoft, the first thing that the company has planned is to change the shape of the computer from something that occupies a Surface to more traditional shapes like a monitor so that it can be

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