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atracTable Custom Multitouch Surface: video demo

atracTable Custom Multitouch Surface: video demo

If Microsoft won't return your calls and the thought of DIY fills you with dread, Atracsys may have the multitouch table for you.  The atracTable is a custom-built multitouch surface available in anything up to 50-inches diagonal, capable of recognizing an unlimited number of finger contact points as well as individually 'tagged' objects such as cellphones, other mobile devices, books or even drinks.

Check out the video demo of the atracTable multitouch system after the cut

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CityWall multitouch interactive display

CityWall multitouch interactive display

CityWall is an interactive multitouch project open to public experimentation at the Lasipalatsi medical center in Helsinki, Finland.  Developed by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, CityWall currently offers passers-by a 3D GUI to explore the benefits and nuisances of urban nature.  It's able to recognize an unlimited number of fingers touching the screen and uniquely identify them.

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N-trig 22-inch MultiTouch touchscreen with pen & finger input

N-trig 22-inch MultiTouch touchscreen with pen & finger input

Touchscreen manufacturer N-trig could be the people to bring my large-scale multitouch dreams to fruition.  While Microsoft's Surface is way too expensive, and DIY versions a little too complicated for the average Joe, N-trig are claiming that their DuoSense screens are ready for OEMs and ODMs to start integrating in mainstream products.  Combining both digital pen input and capacitive touch, DuoSense offers all the usual MultiTouch features including rotating, stretching & shrinking and playing multi-player games.

Check out the demo video of N-trig DuoSense in action after the cut

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Microsoft TouchWall inexpensive Surface multitouch alternative

Microsoft TouchWall inexpensive Surface multitouch alternative

Making DIY versions of Microsoft's multitouch Surface table seems to be so popular, even Microsoft themselves are getting in on the action.  Somewhat bizarrely, the company has developed another multitouch platform, this time coming in a whole lot cheaper than the $10k Surface.  TouchWall basically relies on three infrared lasers that scan the surface of a plexiglass board, and an infrared camera to register any touch against it; in Microsoft's demo of the system, they used a rear-projector, 4 x 6 foot plexiglass screen, and a basic Vista PC running the software app, Plex.

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ECC mashup touchscreen hacked with Wiimotes: Video demo

ECC mashup touchscreen hacked with Wiimotes: Video demo

When mashup artists The ECC (Evolution Control Committee) needed a faster way to trigger any of hundreds of loops in their live shows, they ditched the mouse and instead hacked together a rear-projection touchscreen.  Rather than some of the DIY multitouch displays we've seen before, the ECC setup uses two Wiimote controllers and a pair of custom LED gloves.

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Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Review

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Review

Apple doesn't change things for the sake of change, and that's why we've had to wait a few years for a redesign of the iMac. When a fresh model does arrive, though, it arrives in style: for 2012, the iMac is slimmer than ever, with a crisp new casing that borrows aerospace construction methods and iPhone display technology to wrap together a beautiful, slim computer that's pleasing to the eye whether or not it's powered up. Still, as Apple's mainstream desktop, the new iMac has to perform, too, and with space at a premium there are some interesting choices to be made as to what goes inside. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Philips hue Review

Philips hue Review

Philips has been pushing color-changing lighting for years now, but with Philips hue the concept may finally have come of age. No longer amorphous lamp blobs, the hue bulbs screw easily into your existing light fittings and, on the face of it, do everything a regular bulb might. Reach for your phone or tablet, however, and you can soon be bathing in a near unlimited range of custom colors. So, the dawn of a new age of home automation, or just a dreary DIY disco? Read on for our full review.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 26 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 26 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. Lots of stuff happened in the tech world this week with some cool new gear turning up and a few interesting DIY projects as well. One of those DIY projects was this cool surfboard made from 72 beer cans. The board actually works too, assuming you know how to surf.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 22 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 22 2011

Well hello there all you morning readers, haven't seen you around for a while! We've been to Barcelona and back and now we're back in the New York Groove to get you all the news you want in the tiny package you love the best - SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up! Have a look at a HTC Inspire 4G Review, the winners of the Android Community Big Fat Android Toy Giveaway #1, and the Motorola XOOM Street Egg Ad that'll swallow you up whole! Don't forget the odd Motorola Roadster [In-Car Bluetooth Speakerphone] Review - talk in your car all day! Have a look at a slew of Lenovo item releases: the ThinkPad W520 quadcore desktop replacement, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520, and the Lenovo ThinkPad L420 and L520 entry-level notebooks. All of them very black with a red nose. Then while you're mind is still at it, get the official price of the Verizon released Motorola XOOM.

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Toshiba AC100 Review

Toshiba AC100 Review

Companion devices come in all shapes and sizes, from big-screen smartphones through tablets to netbooks and ultraportables, but Toshiba is hoping that by borrowing a little of each they'll find a gap in the market. The Toshiba AC100 looks like a netbook but runs Android, an OS we're more familiar with on smartphones or, more recently, tablets. The company reckons a traditional keyboard and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor should make the AC100 the best multimedia, browsing and communication ultraportable around, but is Android being asked to do more than it's currently capable of? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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