Originally released October 4, 2011, Siri is Apple's intelligent personal assistant. It uses voice queries and a natural language interface to perform a wide range of tasks, some of which include answering questions, notifying the user of reminders, performing online searches, providing updates on weather and news, and much more. Up until now, however,...
How Do Resistive Touchscreens Identify Touch?
Touchscreen technology has been instrumental in shaping the way in which we live. Whether it's a smartphone, tablet, appliances, human machine interfaces, etc., you can find the technology just about everywhere. While there are dozens of different types of touchscreen technology, the two most popular are capacitive and resistive.
If you keep up with our...
What is Projected Capacitance Touchscreen Technology?
If you're familiar with touchscreen devices, you probably know that resistive and capacitive are the two most common forms of touch-based technology powering such devices. Capacitive identifies touch by measuring changes in the electrical field (capacitance), while resistive identifies touch by pressing an upper and bottom layer together. Of those two, capacitive is typically...
Researchers Show Dolphins How to Use Touchscreen Interfaces
Humans aren't the only species in the animal kingdom that can use touchscreen devices; apparently dolphins can as well.
Researchers at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland showed bottlenose dolphins how to use touchscreen interfaces as part of the marine mammal communication and cognition project. Led by Diana Reiss from Hunter College and biophysicist Marcelo...
Essential Home Features a Touchscreen Interface
Essential's Android-powered smartphone the PH-1 has become a hot topic in recent weeks. Available for pre-order with a starting price of $699, it features some of top-tier specs with a modernized design. The PH-1 is the brainchild of a startup company called Essential. But Essential isn't limiting itself to strictly producing phones. The company...
Are Touchscreen Jeans the Next Big Thing?
Touchscreen technology has evolved beyond the confounds of traditional smartphones and tablet computers. You can now find touchscreen interfaces embedded in a wide range of products -- and there's even plans to make touchscreen jeans.
No, that's not a typo. Levi Strauss, one of the country's leading producers of denim jeans, recently launched an ad...
Google's Massive Touchscreen Whiteboard Now Available for $5K
Google has lowered the price of massive 55-inch touchscreen-enabled whiteboard to $5,000.
Known as the Jamboard, the Mountain View company first announced the product back in October. It features brilliant 4K display that supports touch-based input. The Jamboard isn't just an ordinary touchscreen display, however. It goes beyond the functionality of traditional touchscreen displays to...
The Scoop on Multi-Touch Technology
Touchscreen devices manufactured today typically don't support just a single touch, but rather multiple simultaneous touches. Known as multi-touch technology, it's become a common feature in smartphones, tablets and other touchscreen devices. To learn more about multi-touch technology and how it works, keep reading.
Multi-touch technology has origins dating back to the late 1960s and...
What is an Optical Coating?
Touchscreen devices have revolutionized nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Whether we are working or lounging around the house on our day off, we are probably exposed to touchscreen technology. The average home, for instance, contains more than half a dozen different touchscreen devices, some of which include smartphones, tablets, TVs, appliances and...
Why Smartphones Use Capacitive Touch-Sensing Technology
While there are always exceptions, most smartphones produced and sold today use capacitive touch-sensing technology. We've talked about this before, but it's worth mentioning again that capacitive is a type of touch-sensing technology in which a device identifies touch commands by measuring change in capacitance. You see, touching the surface of a capacitive device...
Amazon Rumored to be Developing Touchscreen Echo
The Amazon Echo was one of the hottest consumer devices of 2016. Developed by the e-commerce giant, Echo is relatively small at just under 10 inches tall. It features a speaker with various microphones and connects to Amazon's voice-controlled personal assistant named Alexa. To use Echo, you say a wake word, such as Amazon,...
Exploring Some of the Innovative Touchscreen Technology
Touchscreen technology is found just about everywhere. Whether you are lounging at home, working in the office, or commuting to work, you probably have at least one touchscreen device within arm's reach. But the world of touchscreen technology is evolving, with companies producing some innovative new products. Today, we're going to explore some of...
5 Things You Didn't Know About Resistive Touchscreens
Resistive touch-sensing technology is one of the driving forces behind modern-day touchscreen devices. Today, we're going to reveal some fun facts about the technology and how it works.
#1) They Can Work with a Stylus
Unlike capacitive touch-sensing technology, resistive supports the use of a stylus. This means you can operate a resistive touchscreen devices using...
Diesel to Launch New Line of Touchscreen Smartwatches
Smartwatches continue to evolve with each passing year. Characterized by functions going beyond more than just timekeeping, they live up to their namesake of being "smart" in multiple ways. A typical smartwatch, for instance, may feature Bluetooth connectivity, apps, games, a camera, etc. Furthermore, a new line of smartwatches being developed by Diesel is...
New Prototype Turns Any Surface Into a Touchscreen Interface
You may soon be able to turn your wall, desk or any other flat surface into a touchscreen interface.
Researchers working at Trinity College Dublin have developed a new type of "nanotechnology" which they say can turn almost any flat surface into a touchscreen interface. Nanotechnology has become a hot topic as of late. It...
Touchscreen Technology: Where it's at and Where it's Headed
Touchscreen technology is found just about everywhere. From smartphones and tablets to smart TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and human machine interfaces (HMIs), the technology now encompasses many everyday products. While touchscreen devices have been around for decades, companies are already looking to push the boundaries on what's possible. To learn more about the future...
Optical Coatings for Touchscreen Devices
Touchscreen devices typically feature either resistive or capacitive touch-sensing technology. We've talked about this before on our blog, but it's worth mentioning again that resistive touchscreen devices identify touch by pressure, whereas capacitive touchscreen devices identify touch by measuring the chance in capacitance. While both methods can be used to correctly identify touch, there...
Apple Says 'No' to Touchscreen Mac
Apple has been rumored to be working on a touchscreen iMac, which as many people already know would be a first for the company. Ever since the first-generation iMac was released, it has used conventional input through mouse and keyboard. This is in stark contrast to many of its Windows and Android competitors, which...
Infrared Grid Touchscreens and How they Work
Whether it's a smartphone, tablet, human machine interface (HMI), etc., most touchscreen devices feature either resistive or capacitive touch-sensing technology. Resistive touchscreen devices work by pressing an upper and bottom layer together; thus, creating a point of contact that's used to identify the user's touch command. Capacitive touchscreen devices, on the other hand, work...
Columbia University Develops Flexible Touchscreen Surface
Researchers from Columbia University have developed a new flexible touchscreen surface.
Ever wish you could access your smartphone, but without carrying around a bulky "phablet" sized device in your pockets 24/7? Sure you do! In today's day and age, a smartphone is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity. But the problem with many modern...
Want to Turn Your iPad or iPhone into a Touchscreen Laptop?
Well, that may soon become an option, thanks to a new product design unveiled by Apple.
The California-based tech company recently filed a patent for a thin portable hardware accessory featuring components to use in conjunction with its existing iPhone and iPad. So, how does the patented design work? The United Stated Patent and Trademark...
Touchscreen technology is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, paving the way for innovative new solutions that will one day become the "norm." Among the latest innovations in the industry is the development of a new bendable transparent touch sensor.
Developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the new touchscreen sensor revolves around...
Walmart Testing Touchscreens in Stores
Walmart, one of the country's largest brick-and-mortar retailers, has announced plans to integrate touchscreen monitors into select stores to help shoppers find specific products for which they are looking.
It's no secret that Walmart, along with numerous other brick-and-mortar retailers, are struggling to compete with online merchants like Amazon. Therefore, many retailers are experimenting with...
Google to Launch 55-Inch Touchscreen Whiteboard
The world's largest and most prolific search engine is preparing to launch a massive 55-inch touchscreen whiteboard.
Dubbed the "Jamboard," this brilliant interactive whiteboard features 4K resolution with touchscreen control. It's expected to be Google's first hardware product that's rebranded under the company's G Suite of cloud-based services, alongside Gmal, Google Drive, and Google Docs....
Will the Apple Watch Series 3 Feature a New Touchscreen?
That's what some sources are saying.
According to a new report published by DigiTimes, Apple's upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 will feature a new touchscreen interface consisting of a thin-glass film. This would be a major design change for the company's popular e-watch, replacing the existing touch-on-lens touchscreen with a new, more advanced solution.
Apple Granted Patent for Touchscreen Tech
Apple has just been granted a patent for a touchscreen-based "home" button.
According to a report published by AppleInsider, the company was granted the patent by the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) earlier this month.
Of course, we've heard rumors of Apple replacing the current home button on its iPhone with a new design...
Fingerprints and Touchscreens
Touchscreen technology is found just about everywhere today. From children's toys and video game consoles to tablets, smartphones, and more, it's hard to find a vertical in which touchscreens aren't being used. Even hospitals are leveraging the power of touchscreen technology to facilitate their operations and improve their healthcare treatment services.
But whether it's a...
Will Holograms Become the New Touchscreen Tech?
That's what some experts believe. Touchscreen technology is all around us, whether you realize it or not. It's used in smartphones, tablets, computer monitors, infotainment systems, smartwatches, human machine interfaces (HMI) and more. Most touchscreen devices use either resistive or capacitive sensing technology, the latter of which is preferred for smartphones and other mobile...
Apple Wins Battle Over Touchscreen Patent
Apple, maker of the iPhone, iPad and iPod, holds hundreds of patents for its products. Most of these patents remain uncontested, though others end up in the court system. More recently, Apple, Inc. won a battle over a patented touchscreen technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Earlier this month, the Court of Appeals...
It's been nearly ten years since Apple released its first-generation iPhone. Since then, the company has released several subsequent follow-up models, with the most recent being the iPhone 7. But new details have emerged revealing a prototype iPhone featuring a click-wheel touchscreen interface.
Sonny Dickson published the photos online, claiming they were part of Apple's...