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Acer C720P Touchscreen Chromebook Announced at $299

Acer has now announced a far more affordable option with its touchscreen-enabled C720P Chromebook, listing the little laptop at a mere $299.99.

Save $200 on ViewSonic TD2420 24-Inch Multitouch LED Monitor

So, you've decided to upgrade your computer to Windows 8 and now you're finding that you really want to have a touchscreen to take advantage of all those gestures. There are plenty of laptops and tablets out there with touchscreens, but what about your desktop? Thankfully, there are touchscreen monitors too and they can be quite reasonably priced.

Smartphone App To Manage Your Entire Home (Video)

A new gadget called Prizm and the Prizm Manager mobile app will allow you to communicate with your home appliances no matter where you are.

LG Touch 10 Monitor Uses Ten Fingers for Windows 8

If you recently upgraded to Windows 8 and find your lack of touchscreen capabilities frustrating, you might be interested in the LG Touch 10. It's a 23-inch montior with full touchscreen tech. In fact, it is able to support up to ten contact points at the same time.

Video: Give Your iMac a Touchscreen with Zorro Macsk

The Apple iMac is a pretty great all-in-one computer, but if you're coming from the perspective of an iPhone or iPad, you want to touch that screen.

Everything We Know About The Nintendo Wii U Tablet Controller

We thought cost could be an issue and we also thought battery life could be a problem. And now, Nintendo has confirmed our hesitations about the latter.

Asus Taichi Laptop Has Dual Screens

Do you want more than a glowing piece of produce on the back of your laptop? Asus sure thinks so and it has just introduced the Asus Taichi to the world. It has a second display that covers the entire back cover.

Ubisoft Dev Leaks Juicy Wii U Details, Including Price and Date

Yes, I know. We always have to take rumors and leaks with a grain of salt, but we can't help but to jump all over what we just learned about the upcoming Nintendo Wii U console.

Volkswagen Hover Car Concept (Video)

How would you like to own a personal mobility transporter from Volkswagen that hovers a few feet above the ground? Sounds really exciting, right? Say hello to the new Hover Car design, one of three top concepts from the company’s crowd-sourced "People's Car Project" (PCP).

RIM BlackBerry 10 Device Unveiling This August

This is it. This just might be the last major attempt for Research in Motion to become relevant and competitive in the smartphone market. The first BlackBerry 10 device will reportedly be unveiled around the middle of August, followed by a launch some time in the first half of October.

TapCaps: Use Any Gloves With Touchscreen Devices (Video)

Using your iPhone or any other device with a capacitive display is a real problem during cold winter conditions as the touchscreen won’t work if you are wearing gloves or mittens (or else you should be using the new iPad which makes sure that your hand stays really warm). Washington, DC-based inventor Alice Ning has a solution for the problem. Her TapCaps will allow you to use a capacitive screen while wearing any pair of gloves.

Atmel’s XSense Flexible Touchscreen Tech Has All The Right Curves

As great as touchscreens may be, they are inherently rigid and must take on a completely flat form. Or do they? Atmel is challenging that notion with the development of its XSense bendable touchscreen technology, flexing its way around all kinds of surfaces.

iPod Nano Touch Concept Gets Longer and Smarter

You've already seen the crazy MacBook Pro Touch concept, but what if Apple were to extend the touch to some of its other products. Not to be confused with the iPod touch, what you're looking at here is a concept for the next-generation iPod nano. More specifically, it's being touted as the iPod nano touch for obvious reasons, but it's even smarter than that.

Live Your Geeky Fantasies With Real Working Star Trek Tricorder

Granted, this still isn't quite as advanced as what our science fiction counterparts have, but what Dr. Peter Jansen has created is a real functioning version of the Tricorder made famous on Star Trek. In fact, he's already created two generations of the clamshell device.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Rugged Compact Camera Looks Pretty

Some companies just go ahead and make their rugged products as hideous as possible. Is it because they have a belief that those who look for rugged gadgets do not care about looks? But we are glad that Sony knows the importance of a thing of beauty. Their new DSC-TX20 rugged compact camera boasts all kinds of ‘-resistant’ prefixes, yet features an elegant and innovative design.

Samsung’s New Touchscreen Remote Understands Your Voice Commands

TVs these days are as smart as many computers out there. And it appears like the remotes accompanying those are also becoming more complex. The size of the remote is already smaller than before and now the devices are becoming much smarter as well. The device that you see above is a new remote from Samsung which comes equipped with a touchpad and a Siri-like voice control system. Yes, no more unnecessary buttons.

Olympus’ New Touchscreen Microscope Will Let You Handle Ebola Without Death

The new Olympus Opto-Digital Microscope DSX series was recently released in Japan. It's significance is that features a fully integrated touch screen monitor. This technology will allow you to get "hands on" with your samples and microscopic samples. Closer than you would ever have before, its designed to be very user-friendly, all you do is place your sample on the stage and the rest of the operations are done via the touch screen display. This includes focusing, centering, and magnification. After viewing the sample you can even generate a report based on your findings.

Sharp’s New 12MP Camera Sensor Is The Industry’s Thinnest

Sharp has unveiled their latest product, a tiny 12.1 megapixel camera sensor, which appears to be paving the way for thinner smartphones.

Telus Prepaid Offers MOTOKEY SOCIAL Facebook Phone

The HTC Status isn't the only phone with a Facebook button on Telus anymore. Approaching people who want social networking on the go without the complexity and cost of a full smartphone, the Motorola MOTOKEY SOCIAL has just updated its status to "Just joined the Telus Prepaid family."

Pre-Order Second-Generation Surface Table Before It Vanishes

Well, the second Surface is now available for pre-order in over 23 countries and it brings some fun innovations to the table (terrible pun intended).

Intel: Windows 8 Ultrabooks To Feature Touchscreens Soon

We already know that Windows 8 is going to be a platform that is simultaneously geared toward both tablets and regular PCs, but it has now been confirmed by Intel that you'll effectively being able to get both in one package with touchscreen-enabled Windows 8 ultrabooks.

TapSense TouchScreen Technology Distinguishes Between Different Finger Parts

Because we never use the same part of our finger when we play with our touchscreens, some researchers have developed a way to enhance the interaction options by simply adding a microphone to the screen.

Fling mini tactile control for iPhone totally obscures half the screen

The Fling mini by Ten One Design is designed to provide you with tactile control for those touchscreen games. You get a dual thumbstick-like configuration with actual thumbstick-like controls, rather than swiping your finger around virtual circles on the screen. The trouble is, as you can quite clearly see, it obscures about half of the screen.

Kobo Touch Edition eReader Beats Kindle to the Punch

Earlier this week, a cheaper Barnes & Noble Nook Touch was revealed to the world. Now, it looks like the Kobo wants to do the same touchscreen thing with the announcement of the Kobo Touch Edition.

$139 Barnes & Noble Nook Touchscreen Challenges Cheap Kindle

No, it's not really the same as the more expensive (and Android-powered) Nook Color, but the lower-cost Nook e-reader still gives you a touchscreen interface on its 6-inch display. It's also 35% lighter than its predecessor. If you want to go cheaper, the original Nook is now $119, though B&N has stopped making them.

BlackBerry Bold Smartphones get NFC, OS7 and Touchscreen

If you were just to look at the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Bold 9930, you probably wouldn't think much of them. They look a heck of a lot like existing Bold phones, except that they happen to be a fair bit thinner at 10.5mm. However, it's the stuff under the hood that'll have RIM fans interested.

Preorders Start for Dual-Screen Kyocera Echo Android Smartphone from Sprint

Early last month, we caught the official word about the Kyocera Echo. It's kind of like a Nintendo DS, except both displays are touchscreens and it just so happens to be an Android smartphone to boot. Now, you can preorder the device.

Samsung Galaxy Pro Follows Motorola Droid Pro’s Example

No, the aesthetic isn't quite the same, but it's obvious enough that the Samsung Galaxy Pro is very much following in the same footsteps as the Motorola Droid Pro that came out oh so long ago. It's an Android smartphone in bar form with a physical QWERTY keyboard and a small touchscreen display.

Fatality! Multiplayer Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 HD For iPad

The trouble with most iPhone games is that they are single-player experiences. The iPad, with its bigger screen, lends itself to multiplayer enjoyment and that's exactly what you get with Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 HD. That, buckets of blood, and loads of severed limbs.

Telus going big with HTC Desire HD

The original HTC Desire is getting replaced at Telus by the bigger and hotter HTC Desire HD. Sprint has been rocking the HTC EVO 4G for a while, it's good to see its GSM counterpart hit our shores too.

Touch typing on tablet devices with LiquidKeyboard

I'm very much partial to physical keyboards. Maybe it has to do with the tactile feedback. Maybe it has to do with the ability to "feel" between the different keys for added accuracy. With the creation of the "LiquidKeyboard," these concerns may soon be overcome on tablets.

Video demo: Multi-finger gestures on iOS 4.3 beta

We caught wind of some of the new features in iOS 4.3 last week, but now we've got a video demonstrating some of these said features. Yes, it's definitely a beta build, but this vid gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Flip smartphone concept boasts three Super AMOLED touchscreens

The Flip has three full-sized Super AMOLED touchscreens and a full QWERTY keyboard on three panels attached by steel mesh hinges. This allows for a book-like view across two of the screens; a texting or writing view with the keyboard, camera and one touch screen exposed; or a triangle prism view.

REVIEW – Palm Pre 2 webOS smartphone

The first Palm Pre was supposed to be an iPhone killer. It never really did live up to those expectations, but a buyout from HP looked as though new fire had started with the webOS platform. And the result. The Palm Pre 2.

BlackBerry Torch 2 doubles processor speed of predecessor

The original BlackBerry Torch represented an interesting form factor for the folks at Research in Motion. You get a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, as well as the optical trackpad. Still, it left consumers wanting more and that's where the newly announced BlackBerry Torch 2 is supposed to come into the picture.

Astrotouch asteroids game shown off with Touch Revolution TRū Touch Monitor

The company behind that Touch Revolution monitor series we saw earlier today has decided to give us a teaser. They're set to change the way we interact with desktops, and are serious about it too. They just sent us some pre-CES booth setup pictures and a video. The monitor shown is a 21.5" TRū Touch blasting out asteroids on the Astrotouch game with onscreen controls by GestureTouch.

More Apple iPad 2 design rumors rise to the surface

Rise, Lord Vader. Rise! As always, we should take these rumors with a serious grain of salt, but a whole slew of rumored features have now been leaked out on the Internet pertaining to the upcoming iPad 2 from Steve Jobs and crew at Apple.

Kno tablet saga continues: New images, delayed shipment

Well, I've got some good news and some bad news for all the tablet fans in the audience. The good news is that a bunch of new images have been released for the hotly anticipated Kno tablet. The bad news is that they're pushing the shipment date until around the middle of next month.

NEC Cloud Communicator Android tablet with dual screens at CES

NEC has already indicated that it will be at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month and will definitely have its Cloud Communicator tablet on the show floor in full force. However, it seems that the a dual screen version of the Android tablet will also be making an appearance.

Gigabyte Booktop T1125 netvertible tablet-netbook with docking bay

It's almost as if Gigabyte has devised a product for the most indecisive person on the planet. Maybe you want the portability of a notebook, the touchscreen of a tablet and the comfort of a desktop. If all of the above apply, maybe you want the Gigabyte Booktop T1125.

New Nook Color e-book reader on the way?

What do you do when you're still stuck playing second fiddle to the Kindle and the iPad is stealing your thunder? You release an updated version with more features, functions, and juicy specifications, of course! That seems to be the strategy behind the upcoming Nook Color, the official successor to the first Barnes & Noble Nook.

Nokia C5-03 doesn’t innovate, but at least it’s cheap

I've got some good news and some bad news for all the Nokia fans in the audience. The good news is that they've been pumping out some interesting possibilities with phones like the N8 lately. The bad news is that the newly revealed Nokia C5-03 doesn't really fall into the same category.

Fujitsu smartphone offers dual flipping, rotating, touchscreens

Want to have the larger utility of a tablet but the portability of a smartphone? It looks like Fujitsu is trying something a little bit different with an unnamed cell phone - sporting not one, but two touchscreen displays. We've seen flipping phones like this before, but usually one of the slates is covered with a QWERTY keyboard or numeric keypad.

Kno dual-screen tablet takes off where Courier left off

Never heard of Kno? Not many people have, but the company could be in a position to make some major waves in the industry, having now raised over $55 in venture capital to build what could be the most powerful tablet device this planet has ever seen.

HyperDrive adds card reader, hard drive to Apple iPad

The Apple iPad is a pretty well-rounded product, but it's missing some rather important features. What if you need to read an SD card? What if you need extra storage space? You can enjoy both with the HyperDrive attachment. This handy attachment is best marketed as the iPad Hard Drive.

Flickr user adds strap to iPod nano touchscreen: The iWatch is...

Last week Steve Jobs revealed the sixth-generation iPod nano, complete with a tiny touchscreen display. Well, it didn't take long before obvious circumstances came together, and someone found the optimal way to use this new music player: as a watch.

New protective cases “confirm” form factor for touchscreen iPod nano

Wednesday is shaping up to be the big day for Apple. It's on that day that they will be reportedly revealing the newest generation of the iPod touch and the iPod nano. We can't confirm anything just yet, but it looks like Alibaba is spilling the beans ahead of schedule by effectively confirming the new nano.

How to quickly type an apostrophe on the iPad

You think you know every trick in the book when it comes to touchscreen shortcuts and virtual keyboard workarounds. Well, here's another tip for you to munch on: the quick apostrophe on the iPad.

Next-gen PSP rumors point toward rear touch controls

We haven't heard a good rumor related to the next-generation Sony PSP in some time, even though a new version has been looming over heads for a while. Well, get ready to crank out some more conjecture, because the latest reports are saying the next PSP will have touch controls. On the back.

Axon Haptic tablet comes with no OS, $750 pre-orders now on

The tablet, get this, ships without an OS pre-installed. It's totally up to you what operating system you want to load onto the beast, assuming that it is compatible with the hardware found inside. According to the devs, the internals should be good for "almost any OS," including Linux, Windows, and even OS X.