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.

Multitouch organic interfaces coming soon

by on August 14, 2012 6:00 am
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.

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…

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…

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…