iPad 3 and the End of Buttons

Jan 13, 11 iPad 3 and the End of Buttons

Posted by in Futurism

Someday, the iPad and iPhone will shed even their Home button. At least, that’s the thought behind some new features discovered in the new iOS beta. Version 4.3, which was released to developers earlier today, has several new gestures in place. They enable navigation without ever touching the Home button, letting you...

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Are “Tactile Touchscreens” In Our Future?

Nov 29, 10 Are “Tactile Touchscreens” In Our Future?

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A new patent filing from Microsoft (of all places) hints at a “textured touchscreen”: a tactile surface that could change shape at will. Is this the beginning of the end of physical keyboards? Here’s how it works. The screen, coated with a “shape-memory polymer”– think memory foam– can...

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How to Outdo 40 Years of Product Design

Sep 08, 10 How to Outdo 40 Years of Product Design

Posted by in Futurism, News

One day, we’ll probably phase out cash altogether (which I’m terrified of, and pretty much firmly against). Until then, pretty much the only way we receive cash is through the use of one particularly depressing little machine (if Douglas Adams’ robot Marvin were real, he’d definitely be one). I’m...

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