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All posts tagged "touchscreen"

  • Adafruit makes it easy to plug a 2.8″ touchscreen onto the Raspberry Pi

    It's no secret that we dig the Raspberry Pi, a tiny motherboard capable of anything, a hobbyists dream -- and any way to make the interface closer to the Pi is bonus. That's why we think this tiny 2.8" touchscreen from Adafruit would be a decent addition to any modders arsenal. Engadget dug it up, but we think the rest of the world should also know that for under US$40 you can stick a TFT touchscreen right onto a Raspberry Pi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JnOTHtkmGoQ#t=468 Apologies for the advertorial-ish nature of the video, at least it's informative. Adafruit's 2.8" touchscreen uses 16-bit colours (think Super...

  • Tokyo boffins invent world’s first watery touchscreen, ‘AquaTop’

    Scientists in Tokyo may have stumbled onto the most important advancement in touchscreen technology yet. They filled a bathtub with water, projected onto it and have created the worlds first liquid touchscreen. It's the future, but not as we know it. The process is like a Frankenstein of modern technology, but seems to work in practice. A bathtub is filled with salts or soap products to make the water murky. Murky water, according to the video is the perfect layer for a projection. The projector is mounted on the wall, along with a Kinect sensor (as it measures...

  • Asus VivoBook S200 review: a fantastic 11.6-inch laptop

    For a long time it was hard to get excited about laptops. They all had the same features, they all ran the same software and they all looked exactly the same as the ones we all had five years previously. But the arrival of Windows 8 has changed all that, and no device showcases this fact better than the Asus VivoBook S200. It's a fantastic little 11.6-inch touchscreen laptop that offers pretty much everything you could want from a portable device, and what's more, it costs a thoroughly reasonable £449.99. Top laptops: 20 best laptops in the world The brain of this laptop comes in...

  • Nokia’s Asha range knocks out game changing touchscreen ‘smeature’ phones

    The future is now, or later. Nokia's ultra-budget "Smeature" phones, the Ashas, are coming out with touch-screen goodness. Series 40 just got a shot in the ass. Three phones to rule The Asha 305, 306 and 311 are cute little mobile phones, each with the chops to handle the social media apps its user base demand. These are thrifty phones, there's no need to budget for an iPhone. The 305 and 306 are the starter...