No, your touchscreen won’t let you rip down the street like Michael J. Fox did in Back to the Future on a hoverboard. This is taking what was once an annoying issue that plagued SurePress touchscreen technology from Research in Motion, later to be addressed with the BlackBerry Storm, and turning in to a full-fledged feature. When you have a touchscreen, it becomes an all-or-nothing affair. Either you touch it or you don’t – no longer is that the case.
Cypress Semiconductor has just announced what it calls the TrueTouch feature for touchscreen devices. In addition to the usual “tap” that you can give a touchscreen, you can hover your finger over an area and have the screen react accordingly.