Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Apple investigating multi-haptic feedback for multi-touch devices

Future multi-touch devices like the iPhone and iPad could offer a number of physical feedback responses to a user's touch, resulting in a more interactive and efficient input method through haptic feedback.

The details of a haptic feedback system are detailed in a new patent application filed by Apple, and revealed this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Entitled "Multi Touch with Multi Haptics," it describes a system that would detect multi-touch gestures, and provide "an appropriate multi-haptic response."

"Research has shown that providing the multi-touch surface with the ability to provide physical (haptic) feedback makes the multi-touch experience even more efficient and realistic to the user," the application reads. "For example, physical keyboards provide a physical indication (a bump, for example) indicative of the home key. This physical sensation can not be provided by a conventional multi-touch system thereby forcing the user to visually locate the home key thereby making keyboard use less efficient and fatiguing."

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Google Docs viewer on Mobile Browsers

Last week, Google announced that the Google Docs viewer supports .doc and .docx attachments. Now, they are also releasing a mobile version of the Google Docs viewer for Android, iPhone and iPad to help you view PDFs, .ppt, .doc and .docx files you’ve uploaded to your documents list, without needing to download the file.

You can try it out by going to on your Android-powered device, iPad or iPhone and select any document in these formats that you've previously uploaded.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Apple releases iMovie for iPhone 4 in App Store

Coinciding with the official debut of the new iPhone 4, Apple released its new mobile iMovie application, exclusively for its new handset, onto the App Store.

The $4.99 application weighs in at 30.6MB and requires a new iPhone 4 running iOS 4. Early reviews have been positive, with most purchasers giving the application five stars.

"Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing application for iPhone 4," Apple said. "Create a video postcard of your day at the beach and publish it to the web -- without ever leaving your spot in the sand. Or make a movie if your child's birthday party and send it to your parents -- while the party is in full swing. With iMovie for iPhone, you can start several projects and finish them whenever you want and wherever you want."

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

PlayStation Move

Will arrive September 19 and will be bundled for $99.

The bundle will inlcude an EyeToy camera and Sports Champion Game.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

PEP Grant

PEP Grant has been released at
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More on Microsoft Kinect

Check out this information:

What is Kinect:

Pricing: $149.99/$399 Elite Bundle

Video chat and stream sharing:

Dance Central:

Preview Guide:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Project Natal Renamed

Project Natal has been renamed Microsoft Kinect and is due out in November!
Take a look at these images:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Project Natal game titles outed ahead of E3, 'about a dozen' available at launch

Looking for some last-minute Project Natal scoopage before we head into E3 2010? You've got it -- the LA Times has dished out details on the first four gesticulariffic games for the Xbox 360's new camera attachment this weekend, and says nearly a dozen other Natal titles will be available at launch. First up are "River Rush" and "Obstacle Course," the titles that inspired Parade Magazine to haphazardly flail appendages about last week, but there's also info on "Living Statue," which lets the social butterflies on Xbox 360 send video messages using singing, dancing avatars as a go-between. No video of this last quite yet, but on the off-chance you're not tired of watching humans slap dust mites silly (we kid) you'll find an unrelated Natal demo after the break.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Heart Rate Monitor For Nike+ To Track Your Ticker

Nike has teamed up with Polar for a wearable heart-rate monitor that works with the Nike+ SportBand and iPod Sport Kit.

Worn around the chest, the Polar WearLink+ sends the heart-rate to the Nike+ kit, which is then transferred to the service for tracking against all the other stats. So now you'll know just how hard your little heart is working when you're jogging those 15kms.