Auto, Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

BlackBerry Tells Loyal Fans: Rejoice

Looking very similar to the BlackBerry Bold, the beleaguered company has announced its new BlackBerry Classic. It’s smaller and most importantly, sports a full QWERTY keyboard and navigation buttons that are not virtual. That’s right; you can do your input on physical keys once again. Aimed at diehard fans who held on to the original BlackBerry which had been considered the best game in town, the Classic is reminiscent in design. If the newer, bigger touchscreen devices are too bulky for your shirt pocket, the Classic’s touchscreen is only 3.5 inches leaving room for the retro keyboard. The sculptured keys are backlit and come with


Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan, VR World

HaptoMime is a Floating ‘Solid’ Touchscreen

Ever wondered how it would feel like to touch objects on the screen as if they’re real? Researchers at the University of Tokyo give us a glimpse of this concept.


Global Politics, Rumors, US

Touchscreen Notebooks Soon to Disappear?

Touchscreens may soon bid farewell to standard notebook PCs. A recent report from Digitimes — which has often questionable accuracy — has just detailed what seems to be a recent decision by major notebook PC vendors to do away with touchscreens for notebook PCs in the near future. According to the information presented, demand for touchscreen notebooks overall wasn’t as high as expected, and thus affected companies are now planning to adjust accordingly. Following this assessment, the report also states that touchscreen notebook PC vendors will be ceasing production of touchscreen notebooks for the final quarter of the current year. One of the most cited reasons for the


Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Tactus Signs Wistron as Strategic Manufacturing Partner

Tactus, the maker of the tactile touch technology (with many applications) has signed a strategic manufacturing partnership with one of the world’s largest ODMs, Wistron, which includes a strategic investment from Wistron to help Tactus grow. For those of you unfamiliar with Tactus, they are the company that originally started out a few years ago promising to bring physical keyboards to touch screens. Now, they are promising to bring physical buttons to more than just touch screens, but with far more usefulness and simplicity. We actually have a video of Tactus’ latest technology from this year’s CES to demonstrate how the technology works. This announcement