Posts tagged "ears"

Ultimate Ears 100 Headphones Review – Design, Sharpness, and Comfort. Where’s the amazing sound quality?

Since I got my new iPod this September, I’ve had a brand new pair of pristine Apple headphones wrapped up sitting in the box: never used em’, haven’t planned on doing so. They’re not that bad, but seriously. Who wants to pay $30 for a semi-good pair of headphones when

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Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi Review – More Than An Alternative, A Must!

With the standard Apple earbuds, do you really get anything that you actually, truly value? They’re actually pretty cheap looking in my opinion. Average sound quality, a very “prone to cuts” wire, and bad design. So, with all of these flaws, after awhile I lost my pair, and that gave

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Recent Patent Hints at Next-Gen Touchscreen for iPhones, Tablet Displays

With all the tablet rumors and introductions we've been seeing the past few days, it looks like Apple has something new of its own, a patent it filed just showed up today that shows new touchscreen technology that could be used in future iPhones or tablets.

This patent covers the implementation of capitative touch sensors in the pixel that's used to display what's on the screen, giving far more accuracy when touching. This would also mean that because the capitative sensors are embedded the screen, it would remove the need for a separate capitative sensor, which could make for thinner displays and devices.

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Sway & Touchgrind On A Big Friggin Table [Video]

Illusion Labs, creators of the insanely popular Sway [App Store] and Touchgrind [App Store], were curious to see what their games would look like on a big honkin' table. Together with the folks at Touchtech and Crowd, they show how awesome multi-touch can be when properly implemented. The games are said to work in any multi-touch environment whether it's an iPhone or a huge table. We're filing this one under "Things We Like," but if we had a "Incredibly friggin cool" category, it'd be there. Video below.

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Google Removed Multi-Touch From Android At Apple’s Request?

Venturebeat claims to have word from an unnamed source within Google's Android development team that Apple asked them not to include multitouch technology in their mobile OS, which Google agreed to. The source claims that Google didn't want to strain their relationship with Apple, especially given the hints of a legal smack-down between Apple and Palm.

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Rotation Gesture In iPhone?

Jesus Diaz with Gizmodo has found a crazy bug with the iPhone that appears to be an undocumented rotation gesture for the iPhone. Apple said nothing about rotation gestures on the iPhone, so according to them, it's not possible yet, but when Jesus decided to try the rotation gesture for his MacBook Pro's trackpad on his iPhone, it almost worked.

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Patents: Multi-Touch Gesture Learning And Fingernail-Tapping For Second Function Tap

The US Patent and Trademark Office released a rather large pile of patent applications earlier this morning filed by Apple, the bulk of which pertained to the ongoing research of multi-touch technology by Wayne Westerman, former cofounder of Fingerworks. These applications specifically dealt with the refining of the touch experience by avoiding unintentional contact, hardware advancements, as well as the use of gestures.

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Apple Patent Discovered for Cheaper Plastic Touch Panels

According to a newly-published U.S. file patent, Apple may have discovered a way to replace expensive, thicker glass panels by using a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic which would remove the drawbacks associated with the format.

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