Touch is big, but is touching with force the new paradigm? Microsoft Researchers are working on force sensing technology that allow you to apply force to a portable device to get it to do your bidding. Want to flip a page? Give the device a squeeze or a twist. Researchers have been testing this out with a Samsung UMPC. The desire is to get away from buttons, but it also might make those often very large bezels a little more useful. It sounds really intriguing to me.
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