apple
The Next-Gen Cheap iPhone Might be Ditching a Feature You Probably Never Use Anyways

In advance of the next batch of iPhones, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already shed some light on the three new iPhone models he expects to see this fall. But recently, new details have emerged from Kuo on Chinese website Feng about the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone, and its apparent lack of 3D Touch. Read More >>

hacks
This Clever MacBook Touchscreen Hack Works Surprisingly Well Considering It Costs £1

To date, Apple’s mostly useless Touch Bar is the closest the company has ever come to selling a touchscreen Mac. But if you’ve got a spare pound in your wallet, you could upgrade your MacBook with touchscreen-like functionality all by yourself using this wonderfully clever hack. Read More >>

science
Scientists Figure Out How to Turn Anything Into a Touchscreen Using Conductive Spray Paint

Touchscreen smartphones and tablets are so intuitive that even babies can easily learn how to use them. So why can’t any object work like a touchscreen? Everything from guitars to Jell-O might soon be able to, thanks to scientists at Carnegie Mellon University who came up with a way to use conductive spray paint to make almost any object touch-friendly. Read More >>

gadgets
These Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While Wearing Gloves

Gloves that work on touchscreen devices are nothing new — they’ve existed almost as long as smartphones have. But gloves that can unlock a mobile device that’s protected with a fingerprint reader? It might be a solution to a first world problem, but it’s a problem we’re happy is solved. Read More >>

cars
Report: Tesla’s Model 3 Displays Will Be Provided By LG

The Model 3’s ultra-streamlined dashboard design was the breakout star of the recent big reveal: No gauges, no monitors behind the steering wheel, just a single horizontal screen to the driver’s right. And according to a Reuters story, LG is supplying that screen. Read More >>

research
A Touchscreen That Knows the Angle of Your Finger is Way Cooler than 3D Touch

What’s most impressive about this touchscreen that knows the exact angle of the finger touching it is that it’s the same display hardware found in every smartphone on the market right now. Its special abilities are all enabled through software, meaning your own phone is already capable of this. Read More >>

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How Do Touchscreens Actually Work Anyway?

Touchscreens are everywhere these days, and even though you've probably heard people mumble about the relative benefits of capacitive screens compared to resistive ones, you might not actually know how they work. This video explains. Read More >>

gadgets
Turning a Wall Into an Android “Touchscreen” With a Pocket Projector

Touchjet first showed off a concept version of its phablet-sized Touchpico projector at CES 2014. Now, the Android-powered Wi-Fi device is nearly ready for production. We got to play with a preproduction model ahead of the launch of TouchPico's crowdfunding campaign. Read More >>

robots
Tiny Robots Add Physical Controls and Dials to Larger Touchscreens

If there's still one complaint we all have about touchscreens, it's that we sometimes miss physical buttons. Whether it's a game controller, or a keyboard, having tactile feedback is arguably a better solution. Which is what led to the development of these tiny robot Thumbles that roll onto a touchscreen as needed to provide temporary physical controls. Read More >>

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Apple Display Patent Uses Infrared Light to Detect Touch Pressure

A simpler method of measuring how hard children are jabbing their fingers at the "BUY" button inside tawdry free-to-play applications may be on the way from Apple, after patents for a new pressure sensitive touchscreen were unearthed. Read More >>

tablets
Magnetic Building Blocks That Interact With Touchscreen Tablet Apps

There's a fear that touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets will one day turn kids into lifeless, imagination-less zombies with a concentration span shorter than Vine video. To bridge the gap between the toys of yesteryear and tomorrow, researchers at the National Taiwan University created a building block toy that can interact with apps on a touchscreen tablet. Read More >>

gadgets
A Brilliant In-Car Touchscreen Interface You Never Need to Look At

Touchscreen displays in our cars aren't going away anytime soon. So designer Matthaeus Krenn figured that now was as good a time as any to radically improve their interfaces, replacing grids of ugly buttons and options with an elegant and minimal multi-touch UI —-that the driver doesn't need to look at. Read More >>

phones
Corning’s Going to Start Making 3D-Shaped Gorilla Glass

Gorilla Glass, Corning's enormously sturdy scratch and crack resistant touchscreen glass, is pretty impressive, found on billions of devices worldwide. Now, the glass maker has announced a novel manufacturing technique to make 3D shapes out of Gorilla Glass. Read More >>

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Floating Touchscreen Displays Keep Cash Machine Screens Invisible To Others

If this next-generation display technology developed by Asukanet ever gets past the concept stage, the days of huddling over a hole-in-the wall to block your balances from prying eyes could be over. With a viewing angle of just plus or minus 20 degrees, the Aerial Imaging Plate has a very specific sweet spot that ensures your private info stays private. Read More >>

research
Disney Lets You Feel Textures On a Touchscreen By Zapping Your Fingers

In an attempt to give touchscreens another level of interactivity, researchers at Disney have come up with a remarkable way to generate tactile feedback as fingers slide across a smooth glass display. And all without deforming or changing the shape of the display in the process. Imagine a touchscreen keyboard where you can physically feel every key and you'll realise the potential of this research. Read More >>