Monday, May 18, 2009

Roundup of Multitouch Videos and Articles, May 20, 2009

Wall Street Journal on the Multitouch market

Hewlett-Packard Co., seeking to revive the sagging desktop-computer business, has tried to woo consumers with sleek personal computers with glossy, touch-sensitive screens.

But the touch-screen PCs, which can cost twice as much as typical machines, have been slow to catch on. H-P only sold about 400,000 of its TouchSmart desktops last year, compared with 54 million traditional desktops and laptops, estimates research firm IDC.

More after the link http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124234971369322195.html


Multitouch Barcelona Shows Us How to Create a More Natural Interface

Hi from Multitouch Barcelona on Vimeo.




Freeform Gestural Interfaces in Win7 Mobile



Click here for more from Mary Jo Foley at ZD Net



Multitouch inEducation
Lynn Marentette writes about how Natural User Interfaces are being used in education
here


Augmented Reality from simple and open





Allosphere

All science fiction movies have shown us that the future is in REALLY big displays. Now it's becoming a reality. Scientists are working with systems like the one below and even starting to commandeer planetariums to "Do Research". I wanna be a cosmologist when I grow up.


Mobile Phones and QR / Domino Tags

From Adaptive Path

While there are HUGE issues capturing data off of dense domino tags, it's gonna be cool when someone figures it out...in the meantime, I'd suggest looking at an established standard,like say UPC codes.

MobilGlyph: Making Data Tangible from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.




Josh Blake and Josh Wall of Infostrat Talking About Rethinking Virtual Earth for Surface







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