This multifunction keyboard has a built-in 12.6 inch touchscreen display (crowdfunding)

Looking for a keyboard that you can plug into your PC, smartphone, or tablet? There’s no shortage of options. Want a portable display? There are growing number of those available too. But the FICIHIP Multifunctional Keyboard stands out as one of the first accessories I’ve seen that combines a keyboard and touchscreen display into a single […]

E Ink’s new touchscreen tech could be used in next-gen eReaders

Most modern eReaders feature touchscreen displays, but typically that means they combine an E Ink display with a separate touch sensor laminated on top of the display. Now E Ink has introduced new technology that allows touch to be built directly into its electronic paper displays. The company says the end result is screens that […]

[email protected] 15 Touch is a mobile display + keyboard for your smartphone

Companies have been offering laptop docks for smartphones for a few years, with varying levels of success. Typically the idea is to let you connect something that looks like a notebook to your smartphone so you can use a keyboard, touchpad, and large display. The [email protected] 15 Touch is something a little different. Instead of […]

This $16 Raspberry Pi case has a 3.5 inch touchscreen on top

Raspberry Pi computers don’t need a case, but it’s not a bad idea to put them in one to reduce the risk of breaking something. Plus some of them look nice… and others actually add functionality to Raspberry Pi’s cheap single-board computers. Case in point: Banggood is selling a $16 Raspberry Pi Case with a small […]

Leaked Asus ScreenPad details: Upcoming touch controller for Windows apps

Asus appears to be preparing to launch a new feature called ScreenPad that lets you launch and interact with some Windows applications using a touchscreen device. It’s unclear at this point if ScreenPad is an accessory that you connect to a PC, a built-in touchpad that will be included in upcoming Asus computers, or maybe […]

Give a MacBook a touchscreen with just $1 of hardware (and some clever software)

PC makers have been shipping laptops with touchscreen displays for years, but Apple has yet to follow suit, basically arguing that touch panels are for phones and tablets, not laptops. That may change if and when Apple eventually brings support for iOS apps to its Mac lineup. But for now the best you can do […]

Chrome OS may get a touch-friendly app launcher (you can try it now)

There are a growing number of Chromebooks with touchscreen displays, including some models with a convertible tablet-style form factor. And while it’s not particularly difficult to interact with Chrome OS using your fingertips, it looks like developers at Google are trying to make things easier. Google’s François Beaufort notes that the latest Chrome OS Canary build […]

Sony Xperia Touch projector makes any surface a multitouch computer (nifty, expensive niche product)

I can’t decide if the Sony Xperia Touch represents an exciting new product category in the personal computing space, of if it’s just an overpriced novelty. It could be both. The Xperia Touch is basically an ultrashort throw laser projector that beams content onto a flat surface… and then uses cameras to watch you interact […]

MacBook Pro Touch Bar apps include a Piano, Nyancat, and Lemmings

Apple’s new MacBook Pro is the company’s first laptop to feature a touchscreen… except instead of a 13 or 15 inch touchscreen display, Apple gives users a slim 2170 x 60 pixel Touch Bar in the space occupied by Fn keys on most laptops. You can use the touch-sensitive area for dynamic input that varies […]

Phone-sized GOLE1 is a $99 Windows 10 PC (with a touchscreen)

There’s no shortage of cheap, tiny desktop computers with Intel Atom processors and Windows 10 software. But the GOLE1 is a bit different. It’s basically a tiny Windows desktop that’s small enough to slide into a pocket. But in addition to four full-sized USB ports and HDMI output, the GOLE1 has a 5 inch touchscreen display […]

Asus Zenbook UX305CA with QHD+ touchscreen now available for $699

The Asus Zenbook UX305 line of notebooks are basically entry-level ultrabooks. They’re super thin and light, but they lack a few premium features such as backlit keyboards. But they’re also among the most affordable ultrabooks on the market: prices started at $699 when the first model launched earlier this year, and these days you can often […]