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Sensel Morph touchpad can also be a keyboard, canvas, and more (crowdfunding)

Sure, your laptop probably has a touchpad and your tablet certainly has a touchscreen. But Sensel thinks there’s a market for a better touchpad. The Sensel Morph is a large, pressure-sensitive touch surface that you can use to tap, click, or swipe. But you can also turn the touchpad into a keyboard, a painter’s canvas, or […]

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Lilbits (7-03-2013): Android 4.3, Samsung acquired Boxee, Feedly gets OPML

One of these days, Google is going to release Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Until then, we’ll have to dig through leaked pre-release builds to figure out what new features may be on the way. We’ve already learned a few things about WiFi and Bluetooth behavior, support for third party […]

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Foxconn designs laptop touchpad you can pop out and use as a mouse

A good notebook computer needs a good touchpad, but some folks prefer a mouse. Foxconn has a possible solution for people that don’t want to carry a separate mouse: a touchpad that you can eject from the laptop and use as a wireless mouse. The Taiwanese device manufacturer recently filed for a patent for a […]

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Synaptics ForcePad is a pressure-sensitive, click-free touchpad for laptops

For nearly 20 years, most laptop computers have shipped with touchpads for controlling an on-screen cursor, scrolling through text, and performing other gesture-based controls on Windows, Mac, and Linux-based computers. The touchpad has changed a few times over the past few years. Most laptops used to include distinct left and right buttons below the touch […]

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HP to sell refurbished TouchPads for $99 and up Sunday 12/11/2011

HP has announced that it will offers dirt cheap HP TouchPad tablets again on December 11th. But it’s a limited-time offer and there are a few catches. The tablets will be refurbished tablets. TouchPads are limited to two per customer. All sales are final. There is only a 90 day warranty. The HP TouchPad tablets […]

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OnSale to offer (some) HP TouchPads to customers with canceled orders

When HP marked down the price of the HP TouchPad tablet from $399 to $99 last month, it went from one of the worst-selling tablets on the market to one of the best… in a matter of seconds. In fact, virtually every store that had the tablet in stock sold out almost immediately after the […]

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CyanogenMod 7 on the HP TouchPad: Nearly everything working

Update 9/17/11: CyanogenMod now has WiFi working, audio partially working, and the accelerometer working. You can find a second video with more details below. The independent developers working to bring Google Android to the HP TouchPad are making very fast progress. Just a day after the TouchDroid team showed off support for multitouch input on […]

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New TouchPad could be born from HP PC division spin-off

While HP finishes blowing out the remaining stock of its original TouchPads, there’s some interesting talk today centering around an interview by Reuters with the Personal Systems Group’s Todd Bradley. According to Bradley, there could be an unexpected result should HP decide to spin off its PC division: a new and improved HP TouchPad. Tablets […]

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HP pulls the plug on webOS: Goodbye TouchPad, Pre

HP has announced that it will “discontinue operations for webOS devices” including smartphones and the recently launched HP TouchPad tablet. The news isn’t a total shock, given the lukewarm reviews the TouchPad received and recent reports that it’s not selling very well. But it is still a rather dramatic move from a company that had […]