iHouse SmartFaucet perhaps a little too much so

Shopping for fixtures would tend to suggest finding a tasteful item—let’s say a faucet—that will provide trouble-free service for years to come. Or you could buy the “SmartFaucet” from Brazilian manufacturer iHouse, which users a facial recognition system to provide customized settings for each person it recognizes, outputting their preferred temperature of water while displaying […]

Dual touchscreen laptop concept suddenly attractive when you add World of Warcraft

On the Intel/Asus-sponsed WePC.com, Destructoid’s Niero Gonzalez had the same thought about dual touchscreen laptops that many of us have, but has made it oh-so-much-more compelling with a mockup of playing World of Warcraft on such a machine. I’m writing pieces on WePC, too, for money. (Here’s my latest, asking about gaming on netbooks.) I’ve […]

Impress, a smooshy 3D touchscreen by Silke Hilsing

I’m having a little bit of difficulty parsing the art-speak, but I’m pretty sure from the pictures that “DIS.PLAY” is a prototype projection surface that responds to not only touch in two dimensions, but smooshed down into a third. Oh, there’s a video! Now I get it. Silke Hilsing, I like everything about this. Good […]

Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 crams two screens in

Besides the useless and strangely hobbit sized U820, the other Fujitsu Lifebook of the day is the N7010, which has one rather neat flourish distinguishing it from your average laptop: there’s a tiny 4-inch touchscreen embedded above the keyboard. Fujitsu’s recommending it be used as an Optimus style app launcher, but it’s actually a very […]

Asus promises touchscreen Eee in 2009

The next obvious step is the tablet netbook. Tablets have never really hit the mainstream at their price, but a cheap netbook tablet could be marketed as an affordable, digital Etch-A-Sketch, useful not just for idle MS Painting but also email and web browsing. It’s a smart way to differentiate yet another netbook on the […]

The Shuttle-D10: a desktop with a built-in touchscreen

Crunchgear’s Doug Aamoth is ambivalent about desktops with built-in touchscreens: he doesn’t really see the point in PCs like the Shuttle D10. But I can’t be the only one who sees a built-in touchscreen as incredibly convenient for a home file server, or some other use where you might want to have a computer but […]

Dual Touchscreen Nintendo DS in 2009?

My former Kotaku colleague Brian ‘LOL’ Ashcraft has plied mysterious “sources” in Japan with sake, reducing them to salaryman-style drunkenness. Plucked from their chaotic drunken ramblings? Some details about the next iteration of the Nintendo DS. According to Ashcraft, several industry sources outside of Nintendo claim that a new DS is being prepared… one with […]

Does MacBook's rumored glass trackpad mean secondary displays?

If the new MacBook Pro’s touchpad will be glass and multitouch, there is an implication of it having a display underneath it, because the current metal touchpads already do multitouch. Here’s a photoshop cooked up by 4 Front Multimedia: Moreoever, this ties in neatly with rumors of Apple finally working on tablet-related stuff – the […]