The growing amount of laptops, notebooks and tablets is astonishing. You can witness the evidence at any airport, as security checkpoints continue to slow due to our reliance on mobile technology. Save space, consolidate information and take it all with you — that’s what the laptop is all about. So, how do you know which one is right for your lifestyle?
In the video below, a user demonstrates a new and innovative way in which WarCraft III can be played on a multi-touch screen. This version of WarCraft III is a demo especially developed by the PQ Labs, they developed a multi-touch solution that can be easily applied to any LCD or Plasma monitors and are calling it the Multi-Touch G² or iTable.
Multi-Touch is not just about multiple fingers. It’s all about human-computer interaction in the most intuitive way. In the Multi-Touch Warcraft game powered by PQ Labs, finger and fist are mapped to different actions. Hitting the enemy with your fist means attack. In between the real world and the virtual world, Multi-Touch is your bridge. You can physically interact with the virtual world without menus, commands. The interface just disappears. With PQ Labs Multi-Touch technology, the interaction becomes a “REAL” digital illusion.
Wasn’t that quite something? What’s even better is that we now know PQ Labs will be showcasing the Multi-Touch G² at CES 2009, Las Vegas soon and we’ll hopefully see it available to the public shortly next year.
[via PQ Labs]
HP’s latest TouchSmart IQ series PCs along with others such as Sony’s new all in one VAIO desktops have probably been one of the few newest PCs on the market to become a major competitor for Apple iMacs. But what’s kept iMacs ahead of the game in my view is that they’re designed by Apple to function smoothly and faultlessly with Mac OS X (as well as Windows), having said that users often try to tweak their way through so that they can get the best of both and here is an example of that.
Aaron Nelson from Hijinks Inc. has written a few steps on just how he did the whole process on his HP Touch Smart IQ507, the video below shows him booting it up and demonstrating a few tasks on the TouchSmart’s touchscreen.
Unfortunately, the touchscreen is almost completely ‘out of touch’ and requires some serious calibrating. In addition to that, there seems to be some hardware issues as well. He has to disable the on board audio every time he logs in, so that the keyboard and mouse will be recognised. Apart from that, browsing the web and using the TouchSmart’s built in card reader doesn’t seem to cause any trouble.
So there you have it folks, iMacs threatened? Maybe in the future but for now, there are still some related compatibility issues that needs to be first addressed. But if you’re interested, feel free to hit the link below to check it out!
Mobile Intelligent Ubiquitous aka MIU has unveiled the third generation of its Hybrid Dual Portable Computer (HDPC). The new model offers a 4.1 inch TFT display (800 x480 resolution), a 2.4 inch AMOLED internal display (320 x 240 resolution), ARM processor for menial tasks, Intel Atom processor, Windows CE operating system and DMB navigation capability.
As you can see this gadget looks more like a mobile phone than a computer, though I would not want to argue with anyone regarding the absolute definition of ‘portable computer’ these days. The latest product from MIU has been scheduled to be released in Korea for $500. However, there is no word on the release date at this time, so in the mean time, here’s a quick video…
Remember the unboxing pictures of the latest Apple MacBook we featured last week? Tom from Stuff have now passed on to us a video review of the new Macbook they received. It really is a beautiful, luxurious laptop which just further reinforces the message that Apple is trying to get at. They don’t intend on compromising any of their computers’ quality so that prices may be lowered, which seems to be the opposite of what many are doing in the face of the recent credit crunch.
Do you not like sitting still at your desk when it comes to chatting or even doing work with your computer? Perhaps you fancy a change and would rather have your laptop in front of you while at the same time watching TV in the living room, this latest gadget might be able to help. The lap USB powered folding computer desk features a built-in speaker system for your laptop or portable audio device as well as two quiet fans that will keep your computer cool.
Powered by a USB connection to the computer, the 2.1-channel amplifier drives two 5-watt speakers and a 10-watt subwoofer.
Two quiet, integrated fans positioned under the keyboard spin at 1500 rpm to keep the laptop cool even with extended use. Buttons on the desk handle speaker volume and muting as well as turning the fan on and off independently.
Constructed of durable, lightweight ABS, the desktop surface is angled 15°, an ideal position for typing while you are seated in bed. Folds flat for easy transportation or storage.
The Lap Computer Desk is currently available online from Hammacher Schlemmer for $99.95, click here for more details.