Gesture Archive

  • ARCHOS Unveils TV connect – Future Ready your Existing TV – First and Only Multi-Touch for Android on TV

    DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ARCHOS, a pioneer in multimedia portable devices, is pleased to announce the ARCHOS TV connect, the only multi-touch “AndroidTM on TV experience” for...

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  • The Attack of the Mutant Squares, Part II: The Nokia X5-01

    The Attack of the Mutant Squares, Part II: The Nokia X5-01

    Not to be outshone by Motorola, Nokia today announced at their annual Nokia Connection event in Singapore the text- and social media-focussed, square-bodied X5-01. Yes! Marvel at the novelty of the form factor! Be dazzled by its bright colours! Feel befuddled by its gesture system! What gesture system? Well, rather than go to the hassle of making you press a button, Nokia have decided it's much easier to spin your phone in a circle to activate shuffle mode on the music player.

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  • Hacker cons HTC Touch Pro 2 into providing multitouch, other WinMo devices too (video)

    Hacker cons HTC Touch Pro 2 into providing multitouch, other WinMo devices too (video)

    Hacker cons HTC Touch Pro 2 into providing multitouch, other WinMo devices tooNever, ever doubt the skill and determination of the guys over at xda-developers, capable of cracking any device and bringing you fresh ROMs to brighten up your stuffy gadgets. This latest bit of wunder-code isn't a full new image, rather a tiny WinMo app that does something magical: enables multitouch on single-touch resistive screens. How? Sadly developer OndraSter isn't saying just yet, but it relies on leaving one finger in place and moving the other, so perhaps it detects a jump in touch position and treats it as a pinch gesture. In the videos below it's shown working in Opera, but should work anywhere, and while the developer filmed these on an HTC Touch Pro 2 he says this will work on just about any WinMo 6 or 6.1 device. The app has sadly not been released to the wild just yet, but we hope OndraSter drops some binaries soon before he starts a riot among Windows Mobile users with more than one finger.

    [Thanks, Wes]

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    Hacker cons HTC Touch Pro 2 into providing multitouch, other WinMo devices too (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • AirSwing: Toshiba’s gesture-based UI system in action (video)

    AirSwing: Toshiba’s gesture-based UI system in action (video)

    Natural user interfaces using gestures aren't really new, but AirSwing, a technology developed by Toshiba, offers something unique: it neither requires expensive hardware nor substantial CPU resources to work. After installing AirSwing (which is in prototype stage) on your computer, all you need is just a conventional web cam as the input device to start.

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  • Video: Palm WebOS, meet laptop

    Video: Palm WebOS, meet laptop

    Now, it’s not the mystical HP webOS tablet we’ve all been dying for for what feels like forever (read: two weeks), but it’s a step in the right direction. PreCentral forumgoer cdowers managed to hack webOS onto an old Dell laptop they had laying around — and surprisingly, this “hack” didn’t really require all [...]

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  • Lenovo LePhone unboxed, exhaustively reviewed ahead of launch in China

    Lenovo LePhone unboxed, exhaustively reviewed ahead of launch in China

    We're not sure how we missed this one, but it's better late than never -- turns out some lucky jerks in China were given a Lenovo LePhone to play with back in mid-April, and the guys at Sooyuu have just finished the fifth and final part of their lengthy review, just in time for the May launch. We weren't expecting any changes since our last encounter at CES, but apparently the 3.7-inch screen's now been upgraded from LCD to AMOLED, and like the Palm Pre, the LePhone also sports a gesture area below the screen. Of course, there's also the never-before-seen packaging that we totally dig, not to mention the bundled goodies such as a leather case, a noise-isolation handsfree kit (but sans music and volume control), plus a magnetic dock adapter. As for software, the reviewer praises Lenovo's snappy, heavily customized Android with its vast Chinese social networking service integration, music store, video apps, and an impressive Chinese turn-by-turn navigation suite. We almost want to adopt this baby, only to be let down by its 3.2-megapixel camera's mediocre quality, lack of flash, and inability to autofocus. Anyhow, you can be the final judge -- head over to Sooyuu for plenty more pictures.

    Lenovo LePhone unboxed, exhaustively reviewed ahead of launch in China originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 08 May 2010 17:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Palm webOS 1.4.1.1 update rolled out to Verizon Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

    Palm webOS 1.4.1.1 update rolled out to Verizon Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

    Get excited, Verizon Pixi Plus or Pre Plus owners! But not too excited. Just a little bit excited. Less “Holy crap, I’m getting a petting zoo for my birthday!” excited, more “Neat, it’s probably not going to rain on my birthday!” excited. Verizon just pushed out a minor update for webOS, bumping things up to version [...]

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  • Two new gestures coming to iPhone OS: long press and three finger tap

    Two new gestures coming to iPhone OS: long press and three finger tap

    Tired of all that boring ol’ two finger pinching-and-zooming and swiping on the iPhone? Ready for some fancy new gestures to be thrown into the mix? Wish granted. Soon. Maybe. Last night, Apple released a new beta of iPhone OS 3.2 to developers. As is par for the course at this point, people almost instantly began [...]

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  • zForce touchscreens from Neonode

    zForce touchscreens from Neonode

    Anyone remember Neonode? Apparently we do, but not very well. Anyway, these guys are back with a range of touchscreen panels called zForce. These pads range from 5 to 13 in. widescreen models, and are supposed to have plenty of advantages over current resistive and capacitive panel systems. Well that certainly sounds enticing, doesn’t it? And [...]

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  • PSA: Swipe passwords might be hackable after all

    PSA: Swipe passwords might be hackable after all

    With the new popularity of touchscreen phones like the Droid, the Nexus, and the Hero, swipe gesture passwords are becoming more and more popular. Word of warning though, make sure you wipe off your screen after you lock your phone again. Or at least wash your damn hands. [via Gizmodo]

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  • The Gesture Cube may not be real but it should be

    The Gesture Cube may not be real but it should be

    IDENT's GestIC technology is a gesture-based interface system and they're showing off by describing a cube of some sort that allows you to turn, twist, and pinch your data in 3D. Each side will have different functions and you can access messages and the web just by slipping and sliding on the surface. This is obviously as real right now as the Yeti but you could imaging something like the iPad in 3D with touchscreens on each surface. It also looks quite striking and the interface is great if you're into high-tech Minority Report stuff. Why you'd want this instead of something that fits in your pocket is beyond me, but there's no accounting for taste. GestIC is described as a new HCI method and has already shown up in some devices. You can read more about the cube here. Click through for videos.

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  • The Notion Ink Smartpad better be real

    The Notion Ink Smartpad better be real

    Man alive. Look at this thing. It’s like an iPod Touch with hormonal issues. This is the Notion Ink Smartpad, a 10-inch tablet running an NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset with 1080p video playback and Pixel QI display for outside viewing. Here’s what they said about the device: So, we are coming up with a tablet based on [...]

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  • Multifl0w project teaches Apple a thing or two about iPhone multitasking

    Multifl0w project teaches Apple a thing or two about iPhone multitasking

    Though it's relented on MMS and copy / paste, Apple has stubbornly, steadfastly continued to hold the line on the multitasking issue throughout the iPhone's two and a half-year career. Though it has a point about traditional multitasking burning through power, competing smartphone platforms -- scratch that, every competing platform -- has proven that it's still plenty possible to get a full days' life out of a battery while running a full host of apps in the background. Of course, the jailbroken iPhone community knows this full well, which is why there are a number of utilities available for backgrounding apps, but maybe none quite as slick as the just-released multifl0w. Taking a cue from the Pre, multifl0w adds backgrounded apps to a horizontally-scrollable gallery of cards; the only thing it's missing is a swipe gesture for quitting, but it's a minor point. Apple, we know you're seeing how good this is -- is there a defensible reason for why we still have to h4x0r our handsets to get this?

    [Thanks, Jai]

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    Multifl0w project teaches Apple a thing or two about iPhone multitasking originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • STMicroelectronics’ 3-axis MEMS gyroscope gives a new level of control to your mobile

    STMicroelectronics’ 3-axis MEMS gyroscope gives a new level of control to your mobile

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    Man, talk about timely. We heard right around 11 months ago that MEMS gyroscopes would be hitting an array of handsets in 2009, and while it's looking like that estimate will be just a touch off, you won't catch us kvetching with "early 2010." STMicroelectronics has just announced its new 3-axis MEMS gyroscope, which promises 360 degree "angular-rate detection for high-precision 3D gesture and motion recognition in mobile phones, game controllers, personal navigation systems and other portable devices." The gyro is said to provide two separate outputs for each of the three axes at the same time: a 400dps full-scale value for slow motion, and a 1,600dps full-scale value to detect and measure speedy gestures and movements. We're told that samples of the tech are available now with mass production scheduled for Q1 2010; and yeah PSP, it's totally cool if you keep sweating. NGage is about to be back... with a vengeance!

    [Via FarEastGizmos]

    STMicroelectronics' 3-axis MEMS gyroscope gives a new level of control to your mobile originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Palm Pixi Review: Not for everyone, but it fits a niche

    Palm Pixi Review: Not for everyone, but it fits a niche

    Palm and Sprint have taken a very different approach to the launch of the Pixi than they did with its slightly older and slightly brawnier brother, the Palm Pre. In the days leading up to the Pre, both parties were on full attack mode; keynotes were held, massive tradeshow booths were built, full page newspaper [...]

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