If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible

Techinsider┬árecently posted a roundup of rumours expected for the iPhone 7. One in particular has me worried for the future if it comes to fruition. It’s rumoured the home button could be replaced by a touch sensor. Not being able to have a physical button to press would spell the end of the phone’s usefulnessContinue reading “If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible”

Hitachi stylus compatible, capacitive touch panel

This interesting development was flagged to me recently and is of great interest personally as I battle with the “Touch barrier” that the pervasive use of capacitive type touch-screens pose. Hitachi Displays has developed a projective-type electrostatic capacitance touch-panel that can convert input from a non-conductive object into electrostatic capacitance, thus allowing the use ofContinue reading “Hitachi stylus compatible, capacitive touch panel”

Dagi Transparent Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

Isn’t it interesting how we are seeing more and more uses where there’s a need for a stylus on these capacitive touch screens? Just when everyone thinks Steve Jobs has liberated them to the freedom of the finger, it seems we aren’t so free after all and that maybe other forms of pointing can beContinue reading “Dagi Transparent Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens”

Magnets the TouchBarrier solution for capacitive screens?

Looking at this post re HTC and stylus patents, I'm going to start looking at a kludge for my mouthsticks using magnets. HTC has a solution ready for the market. They have patented an ordinary stylus but with a twist. The stylus has a magnetic head, and due to the current induced by its movementContinue reading “Magnets the TouchBarrier solution for capacitive screens?”

One problem with Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

iPhone Hacks blog has the low down on the problems of styluses on capacitive touch screens in a post titled New Apple Patent Talks about Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens. The relevant bit: According to the inventors, modern day capacitive touch sensors are not optimized to receive inputs from styluses. This is because, unlike aContinue reading “One problem with Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens”