Fujitsu has demonstrated a prototype of a Gesture Keyboard experience for touchscreen tablets that does not require physical or hardware keys. In a similar usage scenario to Microsoft’s Touch Keyboard cover for that company’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, Fujitsu’s keyboard concept is a separate, external keyboard so users would not need to directly interact with the touchscreen to type, like on Apple’s iPad.
By using the front-facing camera, Fujitsu demonstrates that the company’s algorithms can track your finger movements when you type on a flat surface.
Essentially, the way that the keyboard would work is that the [...]
Apple’s wearable wristwatch rumors are heating up again, and this time both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are chiming in with their own un-named sources saying that Apple is working on an iWatch concept of some kind in a top secret lab in Cupertino, California. Both publications independently claim that Apple is already testing the iWatch concept with curved glass display and running on the iOS platform, though neither can provide any hints as to when such a watch may be available for consumers to purchase.
The idea of a wearable computing device is not new, and Apple may quietly have enabled the concept even before the iWatch with its sixth generation [...]
While there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Intel’s and ARM’s chipset architecture on Windows 8 tablets, there has been little mention of AMD for Microsoft’s forthcoming platform that’s slated to debut this fall. At Computex this year, AMD is taking the opportunity to show off more of its wares and has shown off an attractive slate running on its CPU and APU.
The reference design has been made by manufacturing partner Compal, and like many of the slates from Asus, Acer, and Samsung that we’ve seen earlier, this one also features a keyboard dock to give you the versatility to use the slate as a tablet or docked as a netbook/notebook. The [...]
The mythical and elusive iPad with dual dock connectors was recently spotted on an eBay auction showing off both the standard portrait-oriented dock connector as well as a secondary landscape-oriented dock connector. The dual dock connectors would make it easy for users to charge and dock their iOS slate in any orientation that they use their tablet in, and would go well with docking accessories such as a keyboard dock where users would want to use the tablet in landscape mode, much like the keyboard docks on Asus’ Transformer Pad series.
Another potential use would be to attach an accessory to the iPad–like the camera kit or USB connectors–and also [...]
For RIM and many BlackBerry hopefuls, the Canadian smartphone-maker’s BlackBerry 10 operating system is intended as a the platform to help RIM compete more effectively against iOS and Android in an increasingly crowded and competitive smartphone space. Based on the same QNX OS that powers the company’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the BlackBerry 10 OS is intended to give RIM a boost. So far, we are hearing little about the hardware that will run the new BlackBerry 10 OS and the company’s been relatively silent on the hardware requirements behind the OS ahead of its developer conference in Orlando this year where it will be giving developers early prototype hardware [...]
Ten One Design is most famous for its Pogo Sketch line of capacitive touch stylus accessories that will work with a number of capacitive touchscreen devices, such as those on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. Now, the company is demoing its latest touchscreen accessory, codenamed Blue Tiger, that will work with the iPad and utilize Bluetooth 4.0 for pairing. That means there are no cumbersome dongles or accessories to bring handwriting and drawing capabilities to the iPad, as we’ve seen on some after-market solutions in the past, and Blue Tiger will still deliver the same great results.
Unlike native solutions, such as HTC’s Magic Pen with HTC Scribe technology for [...]