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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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Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 hands-on: Extreme Yoga

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 hands-on: Extreme Yoga

Windows 8's finger-focus has spawned some interesting form-factors, and following in the footsteps of Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga comes the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2, a rugged twist on the 360-degree hinge concept we've been playing with here at CeBIT 2013. A compact 11.6-incher with a 1366 x 768 10-finger multitouch display, the CF-AX2 runs Intel's latest Core i5 processor for lengthy runtimes - Panasonic claims up to eight hours on a single charge - and, thanks to some hot-swappable battery magic, allows you to switch out for a new power pack without shutting down.

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MSI AG2712 Gaming All-in-One PC hands-on

MSI AG2712 Gaming All-in-One PC hands-on

MSI is in a froth of gaming frenzy at CeBIT 2013, with a new 27-inch gaming-centric all-in-one PC taking pride of place in the updated range. The MSI AG2712 squeezes Windows 8, Intel third-gen Core i5/i7 processors, and a touchscreen into its slimline chassis, but also finds room for a discrete graphics chip. We caught up with the new model to find out whether that made it special.

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Don’t expect Android and Chrome OS to merge any time soon

Don’t expect Android and Chrome OS to merge any time soon

Android and Chrome OS: Google's split attention between two overlapping platforms has long come in for criticism, but rumors of a merge in time for the Chromebook Pixel failed to pan out. Then again, is the world ready for a $1,300 Chromebook, no matter whether it runs Android or Chrome OS? Perhaps not, Google's director of Android user experience, Matias Duarte, says, but there's more in Pixel's prescience of the touchscreen future, he argues.

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Immersion announces new tactile effect to communicate physical presence and more

Immersion announces new tactile effect to communicate physical presence and more

One of the biggest problems with touchscreen devices for many users is the fact that the touchscreen has no tactile feedback by itself. While you can feel physical buttons, there's nothing on the touchscreen but a smooth surface. Many manufacturers have turned to tactile solutions such as haptic feedback via vibration. Immersion is one of the best-known companies in the tactile effect and feedback market.

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