Mouse with built in numeric keypad
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Listas is a tool for the creation, management and sharing of lists, notes, favorites, and more. It allows you to quickly and easily edit lists, share them with others for reading or wiki-style editing, and discover the public lists of other users. We encourage you to try using it for meeting notes, bookmarks, shopping lists, to plan a night out, or whatever other creative ways you can think of.
In the Listas Community Section, you will find a number of highlights of the most popular and random items from around the community of public lists such as the most used tags, the hottest lists, and prolific contributors. You can even add others’ lists (or any RSS feed) to your own Listas so you are always up to date.
The Listas Toolbar lets you grab contents from pages as you are browsing.
The Bamboo Fun Tablet comes with both a mouse and pen making it easy to touch up digital photos, draw by hand, create artwork and paintings, and even write in your own handwriting.
Bamboo Fun includes full editions of valuable creative software to help get your creative juices flowing. Edit photos with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, create artwork with Corel® Painter™ Essentials, and apply photo effects with Nik® Color Efex™ Pro.
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Echocrome is an unusual game, very different from your normal kind of shoot-em-up. It a graphical puzzle in a Escher like world where you rotate the puzzle to change perspective and connect paths that would not be connected otherwise.
This video shows how the Object Locative Environment Coordinate System, that form the rules of the game, work:
Now that you know the rules, you are ready for the demo.
A shame there will be no version for my Wii, as it is created by Sony's Japan Studios...
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My avatar will be handing out free Dilbert posters for your virtual homes in Second Life. Best yet, the system will be programmed so your avatar can kick my avatar in the crotch. (Really.) How fun is that? And in the Q&A session you can ask me any question your avatar isn’t embarrassed to utter.
The Vectrix as we know it looks like a normal scooter:
But the new member of the Vectrix family looks just mean:
It will be officially presented at EICMA 2007 6-11 November in Milano so I will try to get some more details regarding the performance of the bike then. The standard Vectrix is not bad at (0-50 km/h - 3,6 seconds, 0-80 km/h - 6.8 seconds) but this “thing” looks a lot faster.
The eStarling is not your standard 8-inch LCD photo frame as it has a lot more to offer. In addition to displaying photos from a wide range of memory cards it can also connect to a wireless network and automatically display photos from e-mails, RSS etc in a slide show format. You can even send photos back to the web.
Most mobile devices use some sort of stylus to interact with the touch screen as it is simpler to implement and more accurate. “Big“ fingers cover small objects so they are hard to see and difficult to select. The LucidTouch prototype overcomes these limitations by letting the user touch the back of the device. Touching an object from behind the screen is difficult so the LucidTouch system lets you "see" your fingers through the screen:
The key to making this usable is what we call pseudo-transparency: by overlaying an image of the user’s hands onto the screen, we create the illusion of the mobile device itself being semitransparent. This pseudo-transparency allows users to accurately acquire targets while not occluding the screen with their fingers and hand. LucidTouch also supports multi-touch input, allowing users to operate the device simultaneously with all 10 fingers.
The demo can hardly be called mobile as it uses a web cam behind the device to see where the fingers are. But the idea is pretty cool and the video shows how some of the new ways a user can interact with a “transparent“ touch screen.