Dienstag, 30. September 2008

T-Mobile G1 Google Android phone

Interesting usage of accelerometer for changing orientation.
Also using desktop shortcuts on the screen.
Deleting the unintersting widgets is also funny :)

New Gestures for laptop touchpads

Syncaptic introduced two new gesture controls: ChiralRemote and Two-Finger Flip.

"ChiralRotate lets users move a finger in a circular motion to rotate images and graphics. Two-Finger Flick allows users to use two fingers to navigate back and forth through images, documents and objects by flicking their digits horizontally; a vertical flick minimizes and maximizes an application.

Synaptics states that its new technology is compatible with hundred of Windows applications, and should be inching its way into notebooks in “early 2009.”" (Read More)


A laptop with two touch sensitive displays:

"the new system has two touch-sensitive displays. As you can see from the video and the pictures, the XO-2 will be much smaller than the original machine (half the size, according to the press release) and will have a foldable e-book form factor. “The next generation laptop should be a book,” Negroponte said.

The XO-2 will employ the dual indoor-and-sunlight displays, which was pioneered by former OLPC CTO Mary Lou Jepsen. The design will provide a right and left page in vertical format, a hinged laptop in horizontal format, and a flat, two-screen continuous surface for use in tablet mode. “Younger children will be able to use simple keyboards to get going, and older children will be able to switch between keyboards customized for applications as well as for multiple languages,” the press release reads."

“The next generation laptop should be a book,” Negroponte said.

Montag, 29. September 2008

HCI group at Konstanz University