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Microsoft finalizes Perceptive Pixel buy for huge-screen touchscreen tech

Microsoft finalizes Perceptive Pixel buy for huge-screen touchscreen tech

Microsoft has finalized its acquisition of multitouch-magic firm Perceptive Pixel, bringing the complex infinite-point touchscreen developer in-house with the Windows maker. Announced last month, the deal hasn't been fleshed out with details as to exactly what Microsoft intends to do with Perceptive Pixel, but company founder, president and CTO Jeff Han will be reporting as part of the Office team.

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Wacom announces Cintiq 22HD and Cintiq 24HD touch

Wacom announces Cintiq 22HD and Cintiq 24HD touch

So you want a Wacom tablet but need something a little bigger than average? The company has two new products that you might be interested in, the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD. The Cintiq 24HD has a large 24-inch display with multitouch support, capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors while also covering 97% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. The tablet features physical controls as well for menu selection and access to program shortcuts.

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Ideum Platform and Pro touch tables bring on the slim

Ideum Platform and Pro touch tables bring on the slim

Multitouch table specialist Ideum has outed its latest finger-friendly Surface SUR40 rivals, dramatically slimming the 55-inch video furniture while simultaneously boosting power. The Platform touch table is a mere 2-inches thick, sitting on a slender central stand while still offering a larger surface than the SUR40, while the Pro touch table is chunkier but considerably more powerful, with a user-expandable HP workstation in the base.

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HP gets touchy with Compaq L2206tm 21.5-inch multitouch monitor

HP gets touchy with Compaq L2206tm 21.5-inch multitouch monitor

Touch-enabled monitors still aren't easy to find, despite the proliferation of touchscreens on the mobile side of the market. HP has expanded its monitor line with the new Compaq L2206tm, a 21.5-inch LCD panel with multi-touch capabilities. The company claims that its triple sensor technology eliminates no-touch zones while staying compatible with Windows 7's touch input requirements.

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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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Neonode supercharges multitouch

Neonode supercharges multitouch

Multitouch touchscreens are set to get significantly more immersive and responsive, if Neonode is to have its way, with the company's new Multi-Sensing technology that can identify objects, respond to gloved fingers and more. Based on the same zForce system as already implemented by several devices, the Neonode Multi-Sensing system can track the size, pressure, depth, speed and proximity of an object to a surface, opening the door to more advanced art and notation apps on tablets, more safely navigated content-rich car dashboards, and more.

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Ideum unveils 65-inch multitouch 3D wall display

Ideum unveils 65-inch multitouch 3D wall display

We've been seeing a lot of massive multitouch displays recently, from Samsung's SUR40 40-inch tabletop model with Microsoft's Surface 2.0 to HP's 132-inch VantagePoint system, and now Ideum is releasing its 65-inch MT65 Presenter. The Ideum MT65 Presenter features a multitouch screen with an integrated computer, built-in audio, and webcam all packed into a 4-inch deep hardened aluminum frame.

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Windows 8 hardware specs confirm CTRL+ALT+DEL is reborn

Windows 8 hardware specs confirm CTRL+ALT+DEL is reborn

Microsoft's hardware requirements for Windows 8 devices, including tablets and notebooks, have been detailed, including the rebirth of CTRL+ALT+DEL and how NFC touch-points should be highlighted. Outlined in the recently published Win8 device documentation, Microsoft mandates that tablet PCs and convertible PCs should have at least a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 and a digitizer supporting at least five-point multitouch. x86 machines, meanwhile, must resume in two seconds or less.

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