It is always considered to be a smart
choice to adopt scientific approaches to achieve sustainable development.
Science and technology can improve the efficiency of work and efficiency
usually means better services. It can be seen from many examples that we
achieve great success through innovation. Touchscreen and multi touch
technology are widely used these days though they are still at its early stage.
Touchscreen or multi touch screen is the standard configuration of the mobile
phones thanks to the huge success of Apple’s iPhone4. Many places now install
the multi touch wall to improve the efficiency of marketing and display. And it
is reasonable to predict that touch technology will be used in a much more
A fresh crop of ultrabooks sporting Intel's
latest "Ivy Bridge" Core processors will start
to go on sale next month, including 30 models with touchscreens, Intel said
Intel will officially announce the Ivy Bridge
chips at the Computex trade show in Taiwan next week. Some of the
touchscreen ultrabooks will be convertible, meaning the screen can fold back to
turn the laptop into a tablet, said Intel spokeswoman Becky Emmett.
Lenovo showed a convertible ultrabook
earlier this year, the IdeaPad Yoga. It ran a consumer preview of Microsoft's
upcoming Windows 8 and activated the touch-optimized Metro user interface when
folded into a tablet. The Yoga had a 13.3-inch screen, was 1.6 centimeters
thick and weighed 1.4 kilograms. Lenovo has yet to give pricing or availability
for the ultrabook.
Dell will also launch touchscreen
ultrabooks and tablets around the time Windows 8 launches. CEO Michael Dell
last week said the touchscreen products would likely be priced a bit higher
than similar products without touchscreens.
Ultrabooks have come under fire for what
some see as high price tags of US$800 or more. Ultrabooks with the latest Core
processors will likely be available starting at $699 by the end of the year,
Emmett said, but she could not say whether those models would have
About 110 ultrabook models are under
development, with and without touchscreens, Emmett said. That's a significant
improvement from the 21 ultrabooks developed with older Core processors code-named
Sandy Bridge, she said.
HP has already announced Ivy Bridge
ultrabooks but has not yet talked about touchscreen models. Acer and Lenovo
have also announced Ivy
Bridge ultrabooks, and
Toshiba is expected to follow suit.
Ultrabook users will see a significant
performance advantage with Ivy
Bridge chips, according
to Emmett. The low-power Core chips, which include embedded graphics
processors, will deliver twice the performance in media and graphics compared
to Sandy Bridge, Intel says. An Acer representative
earlier this year said Ivy Bridge chips delivered about a 20 percent CPU
performance improvement over Sandy
Ultrabooks will resume from sleep mode in
less than seven seconds and include new security features that can disable them
remotely or track them in the event of theft.
Intel has set new feature and size
requirements for Ivy
including a minimum of five hours of battery life and the inclusion of USB 3.0
or Thunderbolt for fast data transfers. Ultrabooks with screens under 14 inches
should be no more than 18 mm
thick, and larger systems should not exceed 21 mm, Intel says.
The company introduced the concept of
ultrabooks around this time last year, to offer thin and light laptops with
always-on connectivity, long battery life and quick start times. Ultrabooks
were launched to bring some mojo back to the slumping PC market and to help
insulate Intel against growing demand for tablets, a market where it's still a
Beyond Ivy Bridge,
Intel is planning a third phase of ultrabooks in 2013 with future Core
processors code-named Haswell. Intel has said future ultrabooks will be
thinner, offer longer battery life still and have features such as voice
Ultrabooks to be equipped with touchscreen
is actually not a big surprise. Touchscreen and multi touch technology are very
popular these days and they are the standard configuration of mobile phones in
today’s world. And now multi touch wall is really easy to use and attracts a
huge crowd. Technology improves our lives.
Ubi's system uses a Microsoft Kinect sensor
to turn a regular projector into a multi touch PC projection system, where
regular PowerPoints, web pages, even games no longer require clickers or
wireless mice to be navigated. By using the motion-tracking and
depth-perception cameras in the Kinect, Ubi is able to detect where a user is
pointing, swiping and tapping on a surface and interpret these gestures as if
they were being performed on a giant touchscreen or interactive whiteboard.
All well and good in principle, but does it
actually work? Wired.co.uk visited Ubi Interactive at Microsoft's Westlake offices in Seattle
this week for a hands-on demonstration. And the answer was a resounding yes.
A conventional boardroom projector lit up a
pane of frosted glass that was suspended in the centre of a low-lit office. On
the other side of the pane was a Kinect sensor, which was capturing the
movements and gestures of our hands in front of the glass and sending the data
to Ubi's software, running on the same Windows PC that was sending the live
image to a projector.
Responsiveness was excellent, with only a
split second delay between performing a gesture and action happening on-screen.
We played with a 3D model of Earth (as used on Microsoft's Surface), using two
hands to zoom in and out of the virtual planet, spin the globe around and
locate ourselves in downtown Seattle.
Naturally, this was followed by a successful test of Rovio's AngryBirds.
It has been said that innovation creates a
better-off society. Many great leaders from multi national corporations
believed that imagination and innovation can separate a company from a leader
to a follower. The touchscreen market seems quite promising. And big firms are
putting more effort to make improvements of the multi touch technology.
It's been long-rumored that Apple's
sixth-generation smartphone, presumably called the "iPhone 5," would
feature a bigger screen than its predecessors. The latest report from the Wall
Street Journal only confirms these rumors: According to sources from within
Apple's foreign supply chains in Hong Kong,
Apple has ordered "bigger screens" for its next iPhone, even though
no exact measurement was provided.
The sources said the new screens measured
"at least 4 inches diagonally," compared to the 3.5-inch screens on
every prior iPhone model, dating all the way back to the first iPhone, which
was introduced in 2007. Apple is reportedly working with a number of screen
manufacturers in Asia, including Sharp, Japan Display (a merger of Sony,
Hitachi, and Toshiba's display businesses) and LG Display, but the quality of
the screen (LCD vs. OLED) is also still unknown.
People want thinner and lighter
smartphones, but bigger screens seem to be in fashion. Samsung, Apple's biggest
competition, continues to make its smartphone screens bigger -- its latest
phone, the Galaxy S III, has a 4.8-inch screen, compared to the 4.3-inch screen
on its predecessor, the Galaxy S II. While Apple may not be building a screen
of this magnitude, it certainly seems like the Cupertino, Calif-based company
is ready to challenge itself with a screen bigger than 3.5 inches.
Apple would benefit from a bigger iPhone
screen in several ways: For one, it would be able to build a bigger and more
beautiful Retina Display, but more importantly, it could market the iPhone 5 as
the "biggest iPhone experience yet."
The recession made many people lose their
jobs and homes. It is quite urgent that government create new positions, which
seems to be a challenging task to accomplish. The only practical way is to find
new technology that will boost the private consumption sector. Apple’s iPhone4
and iPad2 clearly shows that innovation can help to change the traditional
product chains and bring fundamental changes to the entire business. Our way of
thinking has been altered because of these great inventions. Examples such as
Google, internet and Facebook can sufficiently prove the point that new
technology is the momentum to achieve great success and create a better-off
society. Touchscreen and multi touch is thought to have a promising future in
the use of laptops and cell phones. And with the improvement of the touch technology,
many new touch products such as multi touch wall have also shown its great
performance and serve the purpose of boost the marketing business.