Here’s an interesting idea – digital board games on the iPad! Yes please
‘The multi-touch display is perfect for moving pieces around a board and because the iPad is a computer it can store thousands of games and add a variety of interactive features. In addition to animated Monopoly playing pieces, for example, you could also use the iPad’s Wi-Fi or 3G to play games with friends and family across the world. There’s even scope to create an iPad board game that works with iPhones.
Imagine a Scrabble iPad game that used iPhones as letter holders. You could hold up your iPhone so that no one else could see your letters and when you were ready to make a word on the Scrabble iPad board, you could slide them on to the board by flicking the word tiles off your iPhone.’
Interactive touchscreen prototype by Hush studios and Uncommon Projects. The experience is intended to allow users to interact with real time HD content in a tactile manner, be customizable for any brand and includes iPhone integration so you can use your phone to control and navigate content.
Wired Gadget Labs is talking about CRISTAL, a project that uses multi-touch technology to turn your coffee table into a universal remote. Real-time video of a bird’s-eye-view of your living room appears on the table, and you can directly interact with electronic components by touching them in the image.
Click and drag movies to your TV. Turn down the lights. Control your robot vacuum cleaner’s path. This thing is out of Back to the Future. The researchers who created this believe it could be made available to consumers within a few years.
Synaptics Inc. the touchscreen maker behind HTC, and Google’s G1, Hero, and Dream phones demos their new capacitive touch screen for “Phones and mobile computing”. It looks useless to have ten separate inputs recognized on a screen the size of a cell phone, but imagine the possibilities for a tablet computer! This technology is less than a year away from market.
New in the upcoming Windows 7 OS, will be the “Surface Touch Pack” that will enable multi-touch compatible PCs like the HP touchsmart to take advantage of multi-touch coolness, like photo browsing, and google earth, as well as overall touch improvements, over windows Vista, or XP. It’s still not perfectly responsive, but a clear indicator as to where the tech is going, in the not-so-distant future.