Yes, we’d like to soak up our hot bath and have it as a touchscreen interface

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 16 August 2013

This blows our minds: a team from the Koike Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications have developed a prototype for a projection system that uses milky, soapy bath water as the surface for an interactive touchscreen interface. The liquid screen works by detection of fingers and hands via Kinect (yes, that Kinect). It looks crazy.

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Smart coffee tables are coming soon

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Tuesday 27 November 2012

If you’re just not satisfied with the size of your iPad, maybe it’s time to upgrade to a touchscreen tablet the size of your coffee table. Microsoft PixelSense technology will replace traditional board games and card games, and your smart-coffee table make your living room the the envy of all your neighbors. These intelligent tables aren’t quite ready for the market yet, but you’ll be able to set your coffee mug on a giant touchscreen soon.

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Ergh, touchscreen everything

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 18 September 2012

The world is fast becoming a touchscreen one, and everyone is leaving their nasty fingerprints all over their touchscreen devices like clumsy lovers do with hickeys. Now every electronic contraption you can think of might just be touchscreened: mobile phones, computers, Kindles, cameras, television sets, alarm clocks, watches, voting machines… even light meters and exterior-changing cars! Nothing against touchscreen, it’s a trend that’s set to stay for some time. Still, can we at least have some non-touchscreen options for our gadgets? 

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Futuristic ten metre touchscreen from the Netherlands

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By Jade Rehder in New Trends on Friday 11 February 2011

Clever clogs engineers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have brought us a step closer to living out our Star Trek fantasies: a ten metre long touchscreen that senses up to a hundred multitouch inputs at a time. Incredibly sensitive, and with built-in effects, it is curved over 135 degrees, creating an immersive […]

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