Microsoft's Shift System Makes Your Digits as Accurate as a Stylus

shift_x220.jpg Microsoft's new Shift technology gives your fatty fingers the kind of accuracy you'd expect from a skinny stylus. All you have to do is hold your finger down over the area on the LCD you're interested in and once the Shift system kicks in, a new pop up window appears with a more detailed view of the area you're highlighting. Then by sliding your finger around, you guide a pair of crosshairs over the new pop-up area. The idea sounds cool, but the thought of a greased up/smudged screen makes me cringe.

Precision Pointing with Fat Fingers [Technology Review via Mobile Mag]

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