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In a keynote speech at the Society for Information Display’s SID 2010 annual conference in Seattle, Steve Bathiche, research director in Microsoft’s Applied Sciences group, showed not only the usual futuristic concept video of screens appearing on every surface, but also previewed some working demonstrations of its new technology for the first time. Read more
The HP Mini 5102 has a capacitive touchscreen option , like the iPhone’s, but it may be a little used feature at first , with few applications able to take advantage of the display’s capabilities. Read more
HP has launched a new PC lineup, ranging from laptops with innovative drains, aimed at preventing ruinous keyboard spills, to enhanced versions of its TouchSmart all-in-one PCs.
At a sneak preview of the new machines in San Francisco, HP demonstrated an impressive guttering system underneath a laptop keyboard. Read more
Which Silicon Valley phone to buy this summer? The new Palm Pre with its scintillating operating system and clever design, or the old iPhone with an updated OS containing features it should have had in the first place?
That may be too simple a comparison. How about making it a choice between a phone with few exciting applications from third-party developers to one with more than 25,000 apps and games to choose from, many enabled with a new sophistication? Read more
Apart from a controversial keynote on Tuesday, this year’s Macworld show in San Francisco is likely to be a celebration of all things app-related.
The App Store for iPhone and iPod touch games and applications was a major success story for Apple in 2008, with more than 10,000 added since its mid-year launch and more than 300m downloads recorded. Read more