android
Before the iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

It's virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn't planning to make Android for touchscreen devices. Read More >>

patents
Apple Patent Reaffirms Rumors of Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreens

Last year, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on enhanced sensors capable of detecting different levels of pressure. Then, a patent popped up adding weight to the rumour. Now, a second patent lends the idea of pressure-sensitive touchscreens yet more credence. Read More >>

patents
Apple Patents Screen Technology For Curved Touch Displays

Move over Samsung and LG: Apple has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office that describes how they could manufacture a new breed of curved touch surfaces. Read More >>

patents
Apple Patent Supports Rumours of Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreens

Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on enhanced sensors capable of detecting different levels of pressure. Now, an Apple patent for pressure-sensitive touchscreens could lend that rumour some credence. Read More >>

design
Get Back Into The Habit Of Winding Your Clocks

Okay so most of us have probably never had a clock we had to wind, but it seems like an appealing ritual. Calm and quiet. A connection to the passage of time. Or maybe it would be totally automatic like brushing your teeth. Well there's only one way to find out. Read More >>

tablets
New Nexus 7 Owners Still Noticing Touch Problems After Apparent "Fix" Update

Complaints from early adopters of the new Nexus 7 claimed the device's touchscreen was rather out of whack, with owners baffled by phantom extra presses registering while typing and making the tablet a bit of a nightmare to use. Google Issued a fix but... it doesn't seem to have fixed anything. Read More >>

tablets
Don't Buy the New Nexus 7 Until it's Fixed, Says Consumer Site; We Fixed it, Says Google

The new Nexus 7 came in for a bit of stick from early buyers soon after it went on sale, with users moaning about the machine's shaky GPS connection and a rather over-sensitive touchscreen that registered rogue taps and made typing a chore. A new update from Google claims to have fixed it all. Read More >>

tablets
New Nexus 7 Hit by Touchscreen, GPS and Keyboard Complaints

Some early buyers of Google's new Nexus 7 tablet are finding plenty of holes to pick, with users reporting problems with the machine's GPS signals, phantom touches registering on the display and keyboard problems that, according to one user, impact on the tab "almost to the point where it is unusable." Read More >>

humour
This is What Happens When You Just Don't Pay Enough Attention During Live TV

You're innocently trying to illustrate a massive traffic jam that's built up live on TV when, in your intense concentration to get it just right, you fail to see that you're actually drawing a massive cock, right there on the touchscreen monitor. Ooops. Read More >>

watch this
Pigeons Are Smarter Than You Might Think and Can Use Touchscreens

Pigeons are everywhere in cities, but they don't get a lot of love. True, they can spread disease and aren't very personable, but maybe they're not getting the credit they deserve. Like city-dwelling humans they have places to be and lunch deals to scavenge. And like good urbanites (and penguins) they know their way around a touchscreen. Read More >>

design
Pinch to Zoom Is Literal On This Elastic Touchscreen Display

We spend a lot of our time running our greasy little fingers over all kinds of touchscreens, but they just sit there unmoving as untouchable blocks of colours dart around beneath the surface. The Obake display isn't quite so lifeless, and it's just begging to be poked and prodded. Read More >>

gadgets
The Day I Forgot How to Use a Book

I was shocked at what I had just done, so I laughed out loud. I was there, in a house in the Swiss mountains, lying comfortably on a sofa. I was reading Canetti's Crowds and Power, a solid 400-page book. And then, as my eyes were approaching the end of yet another page, I swiped upwards. Read More >>

design
A Tiny Wacom Stylus Is a Perfect Phone Companion (If You Don't Lose It)

This stubby little stylus might look more like a crayon than something you'd usually use with your tablet, but it could be just the thing if you only occasionally need to ditch your digits for something more precise. Read More >>

microsoft surface
Speed Up the Microsoft Surface RT With One Tiny Hack

Now that hackers have sunk their teeth well and truly into the Microsoft Surface RT, loads of things are being probed, including lag. Apparently, with a tiny registry edit, you can speed up the Surface RT no end and eliminate touch lag. Here's how. Read More >>

gadgets
The New Logitech Harmony Touch: Say Goodbye to Buttons

It's taken forever and a half for Logitech to introduce a new universal remote but they finally have. Meet the Logitech Harmony Touch, a new universal remote that changes the Harmony button layout and replaces most of its actions with a touchscreen. Read More >>

computers
This Is the New Touchscreen MacBook Pro Tablet

After the teasers yesterday, Modbook has officially busted out its new touchscreen MacBook Pro, and it's a looker. The Modbook Pro will be available in the autumn, complete with a brand new "ForceGlass" screen that apparently feels like paper. Read More >>

Login
X

Don't have a Gizmodo UK account?