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Synaptics launches force touch solution for smartphones

Synaptics is probably best known for making the touchpads found on laptops. But the company also develops touchscreen technology for notebooks, tablets and smartphones and one of the company’s latest touch controllers offers pressure-sensitive Force Touch capabilities. The new Synaptics 3700 Series touch controller is currently in mass production, and supports Synaptics ClearForce and SideTouch (edge […]

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Official Raspberry Pi touchscreen display now available for $60

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny desktop computer that sells for about $35… but like most desktops, you need to spend a little more money to actually use the Raspberry Pi since it needs a display, mouse, and keyboard. Now there’s an official accessory that turns the Raspberry Pi into a sort of standalone device though: Raspberry […]

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LG promises thinner touchscreen laptop displays

LG Display has begun producing new displays that could be used to build thinner touchscreen laptops. Laptops with touchscreen displays tend to be a bit thicker and heavier than their non-touch counterparts. But LG says its Advanced In-Cell Touch panels are about 25 percent thinner and 35 percent lighter than conventional touchscreen laptop displays, which could […]

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Archos smartwatch with E Ink touchscreen coming this summer

Archos is adding a fourth smartwatch to its lineup. The company introduced 3 smartwatches in January, including a $129 watch with a low-power E Ink display. Now the company plans to launch another E Ink model, this time with a touchscreen display. The first 3 Archos smartwatches are expected to hit the streets in May […]

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Chrome OS gets more touchy with pinch-to-zoom, virtual keyboard

Google’s Chrome OS may be designed for laptops and desktops at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you need to use a keyboard and mouse to interact with the operating system. There are already two touchscreen Chromebooks on the market, and developers are adding a few extra touches to make Chrome OS more touch-friendly. It’s […]