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Samsung PixelSense LCD multitouch displays hit mass production

Samsung PixelSense LCD multitouch displays hit mass production

Samsung isn't just relying on Microsoft's second-gen Surface SUR40 for sales of its in-pixel multitouch LCD panels: the company has begun mass production of the 40-inch display, and is eyeing other potential implementations of the 50-point multitouch system. What makes Samsung's screen special is the PixelSense optical sensors, embedded in with the display itself, and capable of not only tracking multiple points of finger contact, but of capturing images of whatever objects are placed on top of it.

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OmniTouch reminds us of the science fiction future of all things touchscreen [Video]

OmniTouch reminds us of the science fiction future of all things touchscreen [Video]

It's time again to talk about touchscreens on every surface imaginable, this time through Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University. These groups have brought forth a solution for the age-old first-world problem of how a person who wants dial their phone using only the surface of their hand might do so. The solution is this: OmniTouch, a system that although currently requires the user to wear an obtrusive shoulder-mounted monstrosity to project and collect interfaces and the ways they interact with them, will sometime be as simple as a box of playing-cards-sized device which will work with the user to turn any surface into a touchscreen.

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Apple multi-touch trademark application rejected

Apple multi-touch trademark application rejected

Apple has been denied the "multi-touch" trademark, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) deciding that it had already become generic in its usage. Although Apple attempted to trademark the term on the same day that the original iPhone was launched, January 9, 2007, the initial registration was rejected; Apple's appeal has similarly been denied, with the USPTO saying that "the examining attorney was not persuaded by applicant's showing of acquired distinctiveness."

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AOC launches new 1080p Touch Monitor for desktops and notebooks

AOC launches new 1080p Touch Monitor for desktops and notebooks

The touchscreen has really changed the way we interact with our mobile phones and notebook computers. There are some desktop computers that are touch sensitive, but they are generally AIO computers. AOC has unveiled a new display for desktops that will work with your computer and a notebook with touch support. The monitor is called the AOC Touch Monitor e2239FwT. The screen is shipping right now across the country.

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Apple granted iPhone multitouch patent: Lawyers prepare for action

Apple granted iPhone multitouch patent: Lawyers prepare for action

Apple has been granted a vital capacitive multitouch touchscreen patent, which could trigger a new round of IP legal battles against rival smartphone manufacturers. The patent, titled "Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for translating displayed content," details the touch and control systems Apple used in the first-gen iPhone and in all models since, and which experts believe could leave Samsung, HTC and others in hot water.

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Ideum Unveils New MT55 HD Multitouch Table [Video]

Ideum Unveils New MT55 HD Multitouch Table [Video]

If you're in the market for a new desk or table, before you head to your local furniture store take a moment to fantasize how awesome it would be to replace that old wooden thing with Ideum's new MT55 HD Multitouch Table. We mentioned their older MT50 model about a year ago, but they just announced today a new MT55 HD model that's a 55" beauty sporting full 1920x1080 HD resolution.

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