You could wait for tabletop computing device to drop in price so you can put one in your living room. Or you could build your own, like this Chinese IT repairer living at Foshan city, in southern China. The 40-years-old geek has spend about 8,000 yuan (US$1,282) to modify a coffee table into a 32-inch multitouch Android tablet. The DIY project took him half a month to complete. The cool looking “table PC” is powered by a dual-core 1.8GHz processor, 1GB RAM of memory and running Android Jelly Beans instead of the latest Windows 8 OS. And of course, the device has a few USB ports and installed with sound system. In order to make the surface of the coffee table with touch control, it also needs to custom made a 32-inch touch screen glass panel to cover on it …
Lenovo has unveiled a 27-inch all-in-one desktop at CES. The new Horizon Table PC is a big multi-touch touchscreen device which aimed at family time around the coffee table. It is a Windows 8-based PC and it can be propped up and viewed in different modes. The Horizon can lie flat on any surface, lets two or more people use the screen at the same time. It can even supports interactive physical gaming accessories for touchscreen gameplay among several players. The using experience on Horizon may define as the new PC Plus era, it will be interesting to see how the machine may become the centrepiece of homes or businesses. One more thing, Lenovo will also have a larger 37-inch Horizon Table PC in the pipeline ready for release, pictures after the jump.
As the weather gets colder in northern China, Chinese smartphone users are beginning to worry about how to operate their touchscreen devices without taking off their gloves during winter. Touchscreen gloves just pop up in time and becomes the most popular accessories right now. For the past Christmas, touchscreen gloves sell like hot cakes in China. You can find it almost everywhere, online stores, accessories shops and supermarkets, and the total monthly sales has gone sky high. The price of the gloves range from 9.9 yuan to 129 yuan (US$1.60-20.70), depend on design and what type of materials are made of, buyers are mostly youngsters. They gave favorable comments online, by saying: “I can really use the touchscreen after putting on this ! It’s magic !” China now is not only the largest market for smartphone, but also the largest market for smartphone’s accessories. Dealers can earn more profit by just selling accessories …
Haier, the Chinese home appliances company, has unveiled its transparent, interactive fridge at the IFA trade fair held at Berlin last week. The new and innovative refrigerator boasts a tactile screen that becomes transparent upon contact and allows the user to see its contents without having to open the door. It suggests recipes based on the ingredients available inside the fridge. The product is also equipped with a feature where you can register the items with the refrigerator and tracks the information such as expiry dates. Interactive fridge is expected to be one of the biggest trends next year. Watch the demo video after the jump.
MSI, the motherboard and video card manufacturers from Taiwan, announces a unique 11.6-inch touchscreen ultrabook at COMPUTEX 2012 which we think that it looks more cool than those latest detachable model. The new Slider S20 will allow the ten-point multi-touch display slides flat to convert the ultrabook into a fully-fledged Windows 8 tablet, the body thickness measure at 19.8mm (0.77 inch) and weight 1.16kg (2.55 pounds). Other main features we got, power by Intel Chief River CULV processor, 4GB of RAM, SSD storage, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI-out and 8hrs of battery life. After watching the hands-on video, the S20 looked like a “robust” design to us. Shipping date expects in September, price starts at $799 (5084 yuan) …
Viewsonic, the well-known display products company which rooted in Taiwan, has taken the stage and unveiled what is arguably the world’s first 22-inch commercial monitor tablet that runs on Google’s latest operating system – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The new VCD22 is powered with a dual-core TI OMAP 4428 CPU runs at 1-GHz clock speed. This Android running monitor tablet boasts of having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and features a capacitive touchscreen that supports two-point touch. It has 8GB eMMC internal storage and 1GB RAM, the device also has a 1.2-MP front-facing cam, WIFI, Ethernet, Bluetooth, HDMI and SD card slots. The giant tablet will sell for $479 (3048 yuan) …
In the past few days, Huawei had been busy to announce their new products, which include the launch date for their Android 3.2 tablet and five new smartphones. And we decided to wrap them all up, enjoy!
We already know that Apple’s iPhone 5 is coming soon, and the whole world of Apple fanboys is waiting leaks and updates regarding the next iPhone. Today, we came across a picture that’s probably showing workers of Wintek checking the touchscreens of the next iPhone. See bigger pic after the jump.
Do you like Japanese Sushi? We love them so much. And today, we are going to take you guys to an intelligent Sushi-Go-Round in Shanghai city. The restaurant is full of touchscreen for customers to order dishes by themselves. Once you have sent your orders through the machine, the chefs will deliver the Sushi by a small bullet train to you, and it just stops right in front of you!
Apple’s supplier, Lian Jian Technology (United Win), is installing surveillance cameras at the factory’s public rest areas, where workers always visit during their break time. It’s perfectly normal for a company/factory to do that, but United Win’s target is to monitor their poisoned workers, and check out if anyone of them is acting sick. What sounds even insane is that every worker’s movement is being watched by security guards in plainclothes. Whatever you do in the factory, United Win knows it very well.
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