Qeexo

Touchscreens are very accessible and they’re easy to use, but how do we take advantage of the technology to perform more complex interactions? Multi-touch and gestures have opened up new possibilities, but what if the screen could tell what was interacting with it? That’s the idea behind Qeexo’s FingerSense – the device can tell the difference between a fingertip, a nail, or a knuckle, as well as a stylus.

Photo Credits: Disney Research

Enter Botanicus Interacticus.

It sounds like a lost character from the hit cartoon series, the Transformers, but it’s not. It’s Disney’s newest glimpse into the possible future of interactivity with our devices and, more likely, animated theme parks.

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If you don’t want to cough up the extra money to get Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color, which is one of the cheaper Android tablets in the market, but you are willing to engage in some Frankenstein-style... experiments with the Nook Simple Touch, the following hack will turn the monochrome e-reader into a respectable Android tablet, complete with multi-touch capability!

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Google Nexus One

Google announced today that it will be rolling out an over the air update to all Nexus One owners. The update will finally bring multi-touch to an Android... handset in the US with pinch to zoom functionality being added to the browser, gallery, and maps. The update will also address that 3G connectivity issue which has been plaguing the Nexus One and adds Goo...

Dell officially unveiled its Android-powered Mini 5 tablet at CES last week and introduced the slate as a 5 inch concept device. Dell released a few renderings for eye candy but was silent on the specs... for this sweet looking device. Thanks to a video posted on YouTube, we can get a closer look at this slate in action. The leaked video reveals an integrated GSM radio connected to Viettel, a multi-touch...

While on stage with th Wall Street Journal’s  Walt Mossberg, a Google Engineering VP was recently heard speaking about an upgraded Nexus One Enterprise version which would include a better battery... and physical keyboard.  Naturally, he also spoke of more models such as a budget version, which always seem to follow halfhearted, noncommittal comments about future products.  The original question was...

Acer A1 Liquid

According to French blog, Mobinaute, Acer France unofficially confirmed that the Acer Liquid A1 will be updated to Android 2.0 in March 2010. The blog also... hints that the upgrade may activate multi-touch, a feature typically seen on European Android phones and not their American counterparts. No word on whether the currently underclocked processor on the Li...

DROID owners clamoring for some multi-touch like their European counterparts should take a close look at a lively discussion over at AllDroid. Apparently, member t3hSteve was able to hack the multi-touch... enabled browser of the Motorola Milestone onto the Motorola DROID. The hack is not for the faint of heart as it requires a rooted device and some familiarity with adb but if you are up for the task, a envi...