A keen tech savvy Japanese modder used the touchscreen kit for Eee and modified his ASUS Eee netbook into a fully working touchscreen tablet pc.
It took about 10 whole hours and $120 to complete but the finishing looks fab, only one problem though, this particular Eee is no longer as portable and convenient to carry as other typical Eee’s! The mod is complete with a transparent casing accented with aluminum foil, check out the pictures in the gallery below… Continue reading »
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If you frequently visit any part of Asia such as China, Singapore, Korea, you will already know that they have got a number of dual sim card mobiles, made by their own native brand. But what we have got here is one by LG, called the LG KS660, its the latest dual sim phone from LG which runs on a tri-band network. This handset allows users to have both their business and personal lines concurrently on a single device without having to switch sim cards. This function is also ideal for backpackers or travellers.
While we were lazying our way through the Christmas break, it seems the U.S. Patent Office were doing quite the opposite. They revealed this interesting new patent application from Apple called Swipe Gestures for Touch Screen Keyboards. Apple suggests the use of swipe gestures to be used on top of the iPhone’s on screen keyboard in order to provide the user with quick access to common keys.
Here’s a quoted example of how this new patent will be used practically…
For example, erasing and basic punctuation insertion, directional swipes (also referred to herein as “swipe gestures”) over the alphabetic keys can be used as an alternative to striking certain keys. Because the Space and Backspace keys are quite frequently used, they are logical candidates for the rightward and leftward swipes, respectively. Leftward and rightward swipes intuitively match the cursor travel caused by these symbols. Following this cursor movement analogy, the Enter/Return may be invoked by a downward swipe, and a Shift/Caps may be invoked by an upward swipe. Alternatively, as the Enter and Shift functions may be less frequently invoked, these may be substituted for other functions as well. One alternative mapping for the upward swipe, for example, could be to activate an alternative numeric and punctuation keypad or a particular punctuation symbol like an apostrophe or period.
While no actual realistic product has actually come up, you will probably be able to imagine that it’s much like Apple’s latest multi touch enabled MacBooks but I would say it sounds more suited for the advanced users and also those who will appreciate quick access shortcuts. Let’s face it, you’re not going to find an old granny that will remember precisely which combination of strokes to go for to launch certain application.
Are you one of those people who have got a few lava lamps lying around at home pointlessly just because they look abit strange and fun to stare at? The New York City based company Gotham Wave Games has recently launched an application for the iPhone that turns the device into the groovy 1960s tabletop icon lava lamp. iLava will let you interact with the virtual blobs of hot wax by allowing you to push the lava around using iPhone’s touchscreen, you can also push the blobs together and merge them or pull them apart – but like the real lava lamps, that’s about all it does! So if you’ve got an extra $0.99 to spare, then there you go!
After having received our LG Renoir KC910 a couple of days ago, it’s time to share with you guys what we felt about the new LG flagship. It was truly a joy to have around, especially that high spec camera which proved to live up to our expectations. For those that don’t yet know much about the Renoir,
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The handwriting calculator application featured below is a showcase of Nokia’s new handwriting recognition technology being tested out at Nokia Beta Labs. It allows you to calculate handwritten math expressions using touchscreen Nokia device and featured in this video is the N800.