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Virtual Keyboard sensitivity on iPad

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Apple – Support – Discussions – Virtual Keyboard sensitivity ….  Kappy says some helpful things if you seem to be activating the touchscreen without touching it.

The screen is capacitive sensitive, so possibly you’ve picked up some static electricity or your fingers are either damp or greasy. These can cause the screen to pick up a “touch” without hardly touching the screen.

There really is no solution because there is no way for the user to reduce screen sensitivity. I suppose you can try some clean covering over the screen to see if that helps any.

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Toward natural interaction (via kawso’s website)

Keyboard from old Thinkpad laptop

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If you aren’t good at the keyboard you might not need it in the future.

CNN has a nice article on technologies that allow a more natural interaction with computer systems. The short list includes: Glove-based tracking Fingertip tracking (Sixth Sense) Voice control Touchscreen Brain interfacing Motion tracking Contact lens monitor Although these research works are still just proof-of-concepts (aside from touchscreen and voice), they can become mainstream in the next five to ten years. Some of them are cheap (like the … Read More

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Toshiba take the touch screen to the next level (via Trendplanner)

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Nice video included with this story. You can find more about touch screens here.

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Since the arrival of the iPhone the touchscreen phone has gone from strength to strength. However, many people still don’t like the idea of pressing buttons that they can’t actually feel. The latest technology from Toshiba not only hopes to satisfy peoples’ desire to feel buttons, but hopes to take touch screen experiences to a whole new level. The video above demons … Read More

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