amazon
Amazon’s Next Echo Sounds Weird

Amazon is building a new version of its artificially intelligent Echo speaker with a screen, according to a Bloomberg report. The device is currently being worked on by the company’s secretive Lab126 research team that was also responsible for some of Amazon’s greatest flops and successes like the Fire Phone, Echo Dot, and Fire tablet. It sounds weird and kind of unwieldy—but it might prove to be a great idea. Read More >>

windows
How to Make Your Office Apps Touchscreen-Friendly

If you’re using the Office 2013/2016 desktop apps as your productivity tools of choice, then there’s a little trick you can use to make them easier to operate on touchscreens. If you’re using these applications on a touchscreen monitor or a Windows 10 tablet (like one of the Surfaces), it can improve your efficiency a notch or two. Read More >>

cameras
The Hero+ LCD Is GoPro’s New, Cheaper Touch Screen Action Cam

Well colour us surprised: GoPro has a new camera in the middle of the year. It’s called the Hero+ LCD. It’s basically a hybrid of the entry-level Hero camera and the higher end Hero4 Silver, which was GoPro’s first camera with a built-in touch screen. Read More >>

computers
Literally Anything is a Touchscreen With This Leap Motion Hack

Beer cans. Toys. Post-it notes. A fridge. Even a computer screen, because why not? All of these things become touch-sensitive thanks to a fun little piece of work courtesy of a Russian agency called The Family, which posted their work to Vimeo this week. Read More >>

android
Before the iPhone Launched, Android Didn’t Support Touchscreens

It's virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn't planning to make Android for touchscreen devices. Read More >>

patents
Apple Patent Reaffirms Rumors of Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreens

Last year, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on enhanced sensors capable of detecting different levels of pressure. Then, a patent popped up adding weight to the rumour. Now, a second patent lends the idea of pressure-sensitive touchscreens yet more credence. Read More >>

patents
Apple Patents Screen Technology For Curved Touch Displays

Move over Samsung and LG: Apple has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office that describes how they could manufacture a new breed of curved touch surfaces. Read More >>

patents
Apple Patent Supports Rumours of Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreens

Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on enhanced sensors capable of detecting different levels of pressure. Now, an Apple patent for pressure-sensitive touchscreens could lend that rumour some credence. Read More >>

design
Get Back Into The Habit Of Winding Your Clocks

Okay so most of us have probably never had a clock we had to wind, but it seems like an appealing ritual. Calm and quiet. A connection to the passage of time. Or maybe it would be totally automatic like brushing your teeth. Well there's only one way to find out. Read More >>

tablets
New Nexus 7 Owners Still Noticing Touch Problems After Apparent “Fix” Update

Complaints from early adopters of the new Nexus 7 claimed the device's touchscreen was rather out of whack, with owners baffled by phantom extra presses registering while typing and making the tablet a bit of a nightmare to use. Google Issued a fix but... it doesn't seem to have fixed anything. Read More >>

tablets
Don’t Buy the New Nexus 7 Until it’s Fixed, Says Consumer Site; We Fixed it, Says Google

The new Nexus 7 came in for a bit of stick from early buyers soon after it went on sale, with users moaning about the machine's shaky GPS connection and a rather over-sensitive touchscreen that registered rogue taps and made typing a chore. A new update from Google claims to have fixed it all. Read More >>

tablets
New Nexus 7 Hit by Touchscreen, GPS and Keyboard Complaints

Some early buyers of Google's new Nexus 7 tablet are finding plenty of holes to pick, with users reporting problems with the machine's GPS signals, phantom touches registering on the display and keyboard problems that, according to one user, impact on the tab "almost to the point where it is unusable." Read More >>

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humour
This is What Happens When You Just Don’t Pay Enough Attention During Live TV

You're innocently trying to illustrate a massive traffic jam that's built up live on TV when, in your intense concentration to get it just right, you fail to see that you're actually drawing a massive cock, right there on the touchscreen monitor. Ooops. Read More >>

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Pigeons Are Smarter Than You Might Think and Can Use Touchscreens

Pigeons are everywhere in cities, but they don't get a lot of love. True, they can spread disease and aren't very personable, but maybe they're not getting the credit they deserve. Like city-dwelling humans they have places to be and lunch deals to scavenge. And like good urbanites (and penguins) they know their way around a touchscreen. Read More >>

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design
Pinch to Zoom Is Literal On This Elastic Touchscreen Display

We spend a lot of our time running our greasy little fingers over all kinds of touchscreens, but they just sit there unmoving as untouchable blocks of colours dart around beneath the surface. The Obake display isn't quite so lifeless, and it's just begging to be poked and prodded. Read More >>