capacitive touchscreen

Panasonic gets up to speed on curved car touch-dash tech

Panasonic gets up to speed on curved car touch-dash tech

Your next car could have a sweeping, touch-sensitive dashboard if Panasonic has its way, with the company green-lighting production of a curved touch panel. Set to begin rolling off production lines in September, the capacitive panels support multitouch just like many infotainment displays already in use in various cars, but can also be shaped into curves and waves rather than just flat slabs.

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Infrared Curtain offers more affordable option to touchscreen

Infrared Curtain offers more affordable option to touchscreen

Judging by the recent spate of announcements, we might be seeing a lot of in-vehicle infotainment announcements soon, probably at CES 2015 next month even. But while cars are getting smarter this way, they are also bound to get more expensive because of the addition of touchscreens. Automotive supplier Continental thinks it might have a better, cheaper option. Using infrared technology, any surface, even a non-capacitive display, can become a multi-touch input device that can be used even with gloves on.

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Apple patent could leave physical keyboards in the dust

Apple patent could leave physical keyboards in the dust

Touchscreens are the ubiquitous go-to for handheld device interaction, but they sometimes lack punch. Especially with gaming, the native experience can leave you wanting. The d-pad/button arrangement is timeless, but if you want more, Apple may have it in the pipeline. A newly discovered patent shows Apple is at least thinking of rear-controls for their tablets.

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iPhone 5S screen replacement may be coming to Apple stores

iPhone 5S screen replacement may be coming to Apple stores

If you managed to bust your iPhone 5S screen, there may be some positive news. Sources claim Apple will be adding the iPhone 5S screen to their replacement and repair program. The repairs aren’t cheap by any means, but they aren’t nearly as steep a price as buying a new phone.

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Apple patents new pressure-sensitive touchscreen technology

Apple patents new pressure-sensitive touchscreen technology

Records from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveal a filing made by Apple that introduces a new kind of touchscreen technology that could be used for its future mobile devices. This touchscreen will utilize built-in pressure sensors to enable additional gestures and touch-based interactions more than those provided by current technology.

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LG’s 55-inch mirrored display is looking back at you

LG’s 55-inch mirrored display is looking back at you

LG’s got a neat display they’re showing off here at CES, and it’s not like one we’ve seen before. Their mirror display might actually come in really, really handy in homes as well as retail establishments, too. Most times, we see things like this and never see them hit the real world. LG has thought this one through, though, and we see a lot of potential.

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Concept capacitive tech unlocks doors with a swipe

Concept capacitive tech unlocks doors with a swipe

Most of us associate capacitive touch sensors with the screens on our smartphones or tablets, but the technology can be applied to other fields as well. The Touché project illustrates this perfectly, integrating a more contextual method of touch sensitivity into everyday objects like door handles, tables and even water or a person's body. One of the most interesting demonstrations of the technology behind Touché includes setting a door handle to different states by grasping it in different ways.

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Synaptics ClearPad 2200 offers precise multi-touch tech for smaller screens

Synaptics ClearPad 2200 offers precise multi-touch tech for smaller screens

Although high-end smartphones are all the rage right now, Synaptics, whose touchscreen technologies are used by Apple and many other major manufacturers, isn't neglecting the mid-range and entry-level markets. The company announced today a new Synaptics ClearPad 2200 touchscreen controller technology aimed at lower-range devices with screens smaller than 4 inches.

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Gunze touchscreen panel knows who’s touching it

Gunze touchscreen panel knows who’s touching it

Gunze Ltd has recently debuted a prototype touchscreen panel that can differentiate between who is actually touching it. This is something that current multi-touch screens are incapable of discerning and although you may not necessarily see the need on small personal mobile devices, Gunze's tech is meant for tabletop muliplayer arcade games---imagine digital board games.

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3M Touch 46-inch Projected Capacitive Display technology hands-on

3M Touch 46-inch Projected Capacitive Display technology hands-on

Ever heard of Microsoft Surface? I'm sure you've seen the videos before but if you haven't we have a new one below. This is the technology that brings a full capacitive multitouch tablet like surface to your coffee table, dinner table or any other large surface only our hands-on below is with a 46" tabletop.

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Apple wins another crucial multitouch patent

Apple wins another crucial multitouch patent

Apple has won another crucial patent for its multitouch technology, as Patently Apple finds, that will add to its already deadly legal arsenal against Android competitors. The patent approved today involves oscillating signals and is one of the "200+ Patents for new inventions" that Steve Jobs first alluded to when the first iPhone debuted.

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Mimo Magic Touch revealed, world’s first USB capacitive touchscreen

Mimo Magic Touch revealed, world’s first USB capacitive touchscreen

Over at MIMOmonitors headquarters they've released information on a brand new product by the name of Mimo Magic Touch, otherwise known as the world's first USB-drive capacitive touchscreen monitor. This oddly enticing piece of equipment has a 10-inch touchscreen, connects simply with one single USB cord for both image and power, and is available in 2 models soon! You can use this device as a tiny television that taps or as a tethered tablet for home entertainment control - whatever you like - including turning your PC into a touch machine.

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