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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.

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.

Well, colour us surprised: GoPro has a new camera in the middle of the year. It's called the Hero+ LCD. It's basically a hybrid of the entry-level Hero camera and the higher end Hero4 Silver, which was GoPro's first camera with a built-in touchscreen. Here's what you get for $429 (Australian RRP).

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.

OK 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. Whelp there's only one way to find out.

This is going to get messy. Really messy. Apple's been granted a patent on slide to unlock. You know what uses slide to unlock? Just about every other touchscreen UI out there, in one way or another.

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.