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Minuum Android keyboard sparks crowdfund interest with one-row layout

Minuum Android keyboard sparks crowdfund interest with one-row layout

This week a set of developers hoping to create a new way for users to use touchscreen-based keyboards have seem some significant success, finding 873% of their goal met in their first crowdfunded venture. The app environment these developers have presented is "Minuum Keyboard", one created for Android devices initially, here showing off the entire English alphabet in a single row near the bottom of a smartphone or tablet screen. Having met their Indegogo goal several times over, they're now headed for a June release for the software in beta.

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Obake stretchy touchscreen concept lets you pinch, prod and pummel data

Obake stretchy touchscreen concept lets you pinch, prod and pummel data

A 3D touchscreen display prototype that can be pinched, pulled, and pushed around might represent the future of digital interaction, allowing immersive data to be physically manipulated. The concept, Obake, is named after Japanese shapeshifting folklore and the handiwork of an MIT Media Lab team led by Dhairya Dand, combining a flexible rubber surface, a Kinect sensor for motion tracking, and a projector for creating a dynamic image your fingers can dig into.

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HTC One screen protection gets serious with Spigen SGP’s Steinheil

HTC One screen protection gets serious with Spigen SGP’s Steinheil

With the HTC One hitting the streets in the United States very, very soon, we thought it time to take a peek at what the good folks at Spigen SGP had to offer in the way of screen protection. As it turns out, the protection of the display you've got on the HTC One is just about the easiest job a screen protection company will ever have as it's just one big rectangle. Of course you don't want to slap on just any old protector when it comes to your several hundred dollar machine though, so it's Spigen SGP to the rescue!

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Flexible keyboard with clickable keys means more comfortable and accurate typing

Flexible keyboard with clickable keys means more comfortable and accurate typing

There are number of flexible and portable keyboards on the market today designed to interface with everything from laptop computers to smartphones and tablets. The problem with many of these thin and flexible keyboards is that the keys offer very little tactile feedback making typing difficult and uncomfortable. A company called Strategic Polymers Sciences is showing off a new flexible keyboard that has keys that provide more tactile feedback.

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Displax Pad all-in-one large format multitouch displays debut

Displax Pad all-in-one large format multitouch displays debut

A company called Edigma has unveiled a series of large-format multitouch displays aimed at encouraging touch interactivity for a variety of needs. The displays are called Displax Pad and are described as all-in-one multitouch displays with a flat surface, sleek design, and customizable multiuser software. The displays are plug-and-play and ready to be plugged into a computer and used right out-of-the-box.

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Buick’s next-generation IntelliLink Infotainment system hands-on

Buick’s next-generation IntelliLink Infotainment system hands-on

This week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show we've had the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the next-generation Buick Intellilink infotainment system. This system has been revealed as coming with the 2014 LaCrosse as well as the 2014 Regal, both vehicles working with nearly identical implementations of infotainment and media playback throughout. It all begins on an 8-inch touchscreen display that sits front and center of the vehicle, able to be accessed by the driver or the copilot with ease.

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Windows Blue: 5 features that make Windows 8 worth the switch

Windows Blue: 5 features that make Windows 8 worth the switch

This week we're hearing a whole lot about what Microsoft's first big update to Windows 8 will be doing for the operating system, hearing how this so-called "Windows Blue" will change the company's fortunes for the better. What Windows Blue is, for those that haven't heard of it, is a polishing of the less-then-fantastic bits and pieces of Windows 8, especially where it concerns the operating system's user interface. Have a peek here at several of the finer points that've been leaked in early builds thus far.

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ASUS Transformer AiO is a world’s first: Windows 8/Android hybrid madness

ASUS Transformer AiO is a world’s first: Windows 8/Android hybrid madness

At Mobile World Congress last month we had a magical experience with ASUS that noone will ever forget - but one device we saw seems to have been looked over until now: the ASUS Transformer AiO. This device was shown, but not exactly detailed - this week we're learning why. Apparently this machine - bear with me now - is both a Windows 8 desktop and an Android tablet - both running separate processors.

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