Miracle Film Turns Any Surface into a Touchscreen

Here’s one for all you lovers of futuristic interfaces. An interactive hardware company called Displax has begun marketing Skin, a paper-thin, flexible film that would transform any non-metal surface into an interactive touchscreen.

You could place Skin on any surface, transparent or opaque, flat or curved, and use it to display any interactive content you like. Displax’s multi-touch technology can detect up to 16 fingers at once and can also detect air movement.

Skin is completely transparent and works on surfaces that are also transparent; you can place Skin on a glass surface and interact with content displayed under the glass.

This unique hardware operates via a grid of nanowires embedded Skin’s polymer film. Each time a user makes contact with the surface, either by blowing on it or directly touching it, “a small electrical disturbance is detected allowing the micro-processor controller to pinpoint the movement or direction of the air flow,” according to Displax.

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Jolie O’Dell

Here’s one for all you lovers of futuristic interfaces. An interactive hardware company called Displax has begun marketing Skin, a paper-thin, flexible film that would transform any non-metal surface into an interactive touchscreen.

You could place Skin on any surface, transparent or opaque, flat or curved, and use it to display any interactive content you like. Displax’s multi-touch technology can detect up to 16 fingers at once and can also detect air movement.

Skin is completely transparent and works on surfaces that are also transparent; you can place Skin on a glass surface and interact with content displayed under the glass.

This unique hardware operates via a grid of nanowires embedded Skin’s polymer film. Each time a user makes contact with the surface, either by blowing on it or directly touching it, “a small electrical disturbance is detected allowing the micro-processor controller to pinpoint the movement or direction of the air flow,” according to Displax. Leer más “Miracle Film Turns Any Surface into a Touchscreen”

5 Amazing Windows UI Tweaks

Want to wow people with your PC? Here’s how to spice up your tech life with widgets, wallpaper, and multitouch screens.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World

Chances are, your PC is pretty tame–you have a beach-scene wallpaper, the default Windows 7 Aero theme, and a standard-issue Dell keyboard. But you don’t have to settle for the ordinary. It’s time to mix things up with a few easy ways to make everybody say “Wow.”

Though we can’t give you the oh-so-cool Minority Report interface, we can give you a few tips on how to spice up your tech life–with a widget here, a wallpaper there, maybe even a touchscreen or two–and impress your friends with a new look.


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Want to wow people with your PC? Here’s how to spice up your tech life with widgets, wallpaper, and multitouch screens.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PC World

Chances are, your PC is pretty tame–you have a beach-scene wallpaper, the default Windows 7 Aero theme, and a standard-issue Dell keyboard. But you don’t have to settle for the ordinary. It’s time to mix things up with a few easy ways to make everybody say “Wow.”

Though we can’t give you the oh-so-cool Minority Report interface, we can give you a few tips on how to spice up your tech life–with a widget here, a wallpaper there, maybe even a touchscreen or two–and impress your friends with a new look. Leer más “5 Amazing Windows UI Tweaks”