Touchscreen interaction with electronic devices is something that I, for one, could only dream about back in the day (yeah, I’m so old that I remember the time when “dumbphones” were cool). Yet soon enough, touchscreens might become obsolete, as more and more companies are competing to come up with new, innovative ways to capture the public’s attention.
Gesture and voice UIs have already been implemented in a bunch of devices, and we’re just a small step away from seeing mind controlled gadgets. Well, not exactly a small step, but it’s pretty clear now that some of the things we saw in movies a decade ago are close to becoming reality.
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An interesting patent filed by Google last year was recently revealed through a publication this month showing what appears to be a new touch gesture invention that could help users better interact with their touch devices. It’s actually an original search-based gesture that is meant to be used for future devices. The invention, dubbed as “Continuous Gestures”, will allow touch gestures to call and command search functions on every content found on the screen. If you think that the technology is familiar, you can actually find this relatively similar process in apps like the Dolphin Browser and Google [...]