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Nanoleaf Mini Triangles expand HomeKit-enabled light panel line by shrinking

Nanoleaf Mini Triangles expand HomeKit-enabled light panel line by shrinking

The Nanoleaf Shapes HomeKit-enabled line of flat shape lights for your wall expanded in a big way today. Or rather, it shrank. The latest set of shapes includes Triangles (with upgraded abilities beyond Triangles released in the past) and Mini Triangles. This latest update allows the shapes you create to expand to a whole new universe, complete with touch-panel controls, voice control, and a Music Visualizer.

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TCL MOVEAUDIO S200 is another AirPods clone for cheap

TCL MOVEAUDIO S200 is another AirPods clone for cheap

This morning TCL revealed a pair of "true wireless headphones" called MOVEAUDIO S200. These headphones will cost under 100 (Euro) and look shockingly similar to Apple's AirPods. This is a bit a bummer for those looking to TCL to differentiate from industrial design already in-play, given their leadership with products like ACTV wireless headphones and the incredibly wild colors of the wireless headphones called SOCL.

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iPad Pro Magic Keyboard trackpad teardown reveals a nifty trick

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard trackpad teardown reveals a nifty trick

Apple's new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro is a curious thing in more ways than one. While many will naturally focus on the message that Apple is trying to send in making the iPad Pro a veritable MacBook competitor, others like iFixit are more entranced by what goes inside. Going beyond X-Rays, the teardown experts make their first entry into the mobile Magic Keyboard and already discovered a few treasures along the way.

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UltraSense ultrasound sensor promises touch control through any material

UltraSense ultrasound sensor promises touch control through any material

UltraSense revealed a piece of tech today that'll open the door to a new generation of devices tomorrow. This is the sort of thing that you read or hear about and ask: "Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?" And in fact, we asked the folks at UltraSense that very question.

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Mokibo Bluetooth keyboard is also a large multi-touch touchpad

Mokibo Bluetooth keyboard is also a large multi-touch touchpad

While there's a wide variety of keyboards and mice available for desktops users, users on the go have fewer choices if they want to keep the number of peripherals they bring low. There are Bluetooth keyboards that do come with a touchpad but those can hardly be called portable. Enter the Mokibo, a rather ingenious new keyboard that combines both keyboard and mouse in one thing and light package. Not by shrinking the touchpad to almost unusable levels but by enlarging it to the same size as the keyboard itself.

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Microsoft is about to fix Windows laptops’ biggest frustration

Microsoft is about to fix Windows laptops’ biggest frustration

The gloves are off with future Windows notebooks, so says Microsoft and their hardware requirements for Windows 10. This month at the WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft said that future touchpads would need to be far more precise than previous Windows machines. Instead of touchpads that far under-perform compared to the top models, future machines will need to have Precision Touchpads right out the gate.

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Researchers create stretchable touchpad that could be implanted

Researchers create stretchable touchpad that could be implanted

I readily admit going into this that the thought of implanting a touchpad inside the body is very disturbing to me. That is exactly what scientists at Seoul National University have come up with. This touchpad can be used to write words and play electronic games according to the inventors. It's made from the same sort of soft and stretch hydrogel that is used to make soft contact lenses.

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Sensel Morph puts Force Touch-style tech into customizable pad: Hands-on

Sensel Morph puts Force Touch-style tech into customizable pad: Hands-on

What the iPhone did for touchscreens, so startup Sensel hopes to do for multitouch with Morph, a pressure-sensing touchpad for artists, gamers, and musicians. Embedding a rechargeable array of more than 20,000 touch- and pressure-sensitive sensors into a flat tablet roughly the size of an iPad, Morph can tell not only where you're touching but how hard each press is, with interchangeable overlays to tailor those touches to different apps.

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Next Apple TV remote tipped to have a touchpad

Next Apple TV remote tipped to have a touchpad

It seems that Apple is taking a U-turn on many of its hardball stances, most of them attributed to the late Steve Jobs: a non-skeumorphic interface, a large screen iPhone, a smartwatch, and probably a huge iPad that might come with a stylus. Now there might be yet another design decision that would go against its previous gospel: an Apple TV remote with a touchpad. Apple has been preaching the simplicity of its remote for years but now it's adding a bit of complexity. At least it's not doing so with a dozen or so buttons.

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MIT’s NailO puts a tiny trackpad on your fingernail

MIT’s NailO puts a tiny trackpad on your fingernail

MIT has a new invention that, upon first glance, looks like a poorly positioned fake thumbnail. The reason is that it is tiny trackpad designed to be mounted on your fingernail, lending perhaps the best yet remote control of your tablet or smartphone. It's one of the more innovative and unusual wearables we've seen in recent months, and though it is odd to behold at first, there are some valid uses for it. Those with certain disabilities might find it convenient, for example, as well as those who want covert control of their phone.

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Inklet gives new MacBook’s Force Touch a Wacom-like feature

Inklet gives new MacBook’s Force Touch a Wacom-like feature

Apple's introduction of its oddly-named "Force Touch" technology on its new MacBook's touchpad might seem a bit eccentric to some, especially those that really don't have much fine control over how hard they tap or press on a trackpad. There are some, however, who are only too happy to capitalize on the technology to improve, and sell, their own products. One of those is Inklet, whose admittedly interesting invention turns your MacBook's touchpad into a makeshift Wacom tablet. Just on a smaller scale and with slightly less features.

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ClearOhm hands-on: any surface turned into a touchpad

ClearOhm hands-on: any surface turned into a touchpad

The bottle of liquid you're going to see in this article is filled with millions of tiny metal wires. Silver Nanowires permeate this bottle of liquid, each of them highly conductive - enough to sense human touch. Cambrios makes this substance, calling it ClearOhm, Silver Nanowire Coating Material. With it, manufacturers are able to turn strange and varied surfaces - even bendable, transparent surfaces like this piece of plastic - into touch-sensitive surfaces with which they're able to control computing devices - like this simple doodling interface.

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