Amazon is building a new version of its artificially intelligent Echo speaker with a screen, according to a Bloomberg report. The device is currently being worked on by the company's secretive Lab126 research team that was also responsible for some of Amazon's greatest flops and successes like the Fire Phone, Echo Dot and Fire tablet. It sounds weird and kind of unwieldy — but it might prove to be a great idea.
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If you're using the Office 2013/2016 desktop apps as your productivity tools of choice, then there's a little trick you can use to make them easier to operate on touchscreens. If you're using these applications on a touchscreen monitor or a Windows 10 tablet (like one of the Surfaces), it can improve your efficiency a notch or two.
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. Revealed in court documents that form part of the current Apple-Samsung legal argument, a Google report explains that Android "was designed with the presence of discrete physical buttons as an assumption.
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.
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.
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 and eliminate touch lag. Here's how.
In a private Computex session with Gizmodo, Intel's Francois Piednoel says he's cracked the code on what makes the iOS experience better than the competition, and he's spent the past few weeks teaching Taiwanese manufacturers the 'recipe' for success in their next generations of devices. And using last year's Atom processors we touched a user experience that suggests he really has cracked the code.
Amazon. I know you guys are working on tablets or something but you should think about stealing this Kobo eReader Touch and using it as your next Kindle. Dude, it's a touchscreen e-ink display. We've been wanting that forever ago.
Lenovo is leaking like a poorly built ship this Easter Sunday: This Is My Next just broke word of a not-yet-officially acknowledged Honeycomb-equipped ThinkPad tablet, due out (with stylus) this July.