Tesla S to Feature Integrated Computer, WWAN and 17″ Haptic Touchscreen

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Tesla Motors announced the Model S, an electric car that will feature a 17″ ‘infotainment touchscreen.’   According to the company’s press release the touchscreen “…allows passengers to listen to Pandora Radio or consult Google Maps, or check their state of charge remotely from their iPhone or laptop.” Pretty cool features for an in-car computer, […]

Companies Poised for a Thumb War

Daniel Roth from Wired Magazine published an  interesting  article  about a battle that’s brewing over gestures. The stakes are high as touch computing moves into the mainstream, with as many as 30% of mobile phones expected to have the feature by 2013. Flicking, pinching and swiping are all gestures that the likes of Apple, Nokia, […]

Rare Touchscreen iMac Surfaces on Craigslist

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While not a mobile device, our fascination with all things touch at GBM has us wanting to learn more about this rare, early generation iMac with an installed touchscreen.   The seller’s brief description tells us that these limited edition iMacs were originally used in kiosks requiring touch input.   A measly $70 OBO will […]

netBook Controversy: The Original Psion netBook

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A few weeks ago we saw controversy on the netbook scene; the makers of the original Psion netBook sent word that they were upset with individuals and companies that were profiting from use of the word “netbook,” a term they claim is their registered trademark.   Since a statement was issued by Psion, little seems […]