HP TouchPad gets unofficial demo at Computex from SanDisk, SanDisk no longer friend of HP

By on June 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM.

HP TouchPad gets unofficial demo at Computex from SanDisk, SanDisk no longer friend of HP

Are you waiting to get your hands on HP’s first webOS tablet, the TouchPad? We reported it would hit the shops and streets this month, but in the meantime you can feast your eyes on one of the first real demos of an HP TouchPad in the wild — from a SanDisk representative, no less. It all went down on Wednesday at Computex in Taipai, so hit the break to see all the card-based app switching and Synergy action you can handle. More →

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iPad 2 gets glasses-free 3D courtesy of researchers [video]

By on April 12, 2011 at 2:32 AM.

iPad 2 gets glasses-free 3D courtesy of researchers [video]

While devices like the EVO 3D and LG Thrill will bring 3D displays to U.S. smartphones in the near future, we have to say that the glasses-free 3D display technology involved with these small screens has a long way to go before the quality catches up to the hype. Multi-thousand dollar 3D TVs still aren’t terribly impressive in terms of 3D quality though, so expectations aren’t terribly high right now. While 3D gets ironed out, however, 3D-like experiences facilitated by head-tracking technology provide a nifty UI effect that will likely become more popular moving forward. We’ve seen great head-tracking 3D demos from companies like The Astonishing Tribe — now owned by RIM — and HTC’s Flyer will launch with similar UI goodies. Now, a group of researchers called the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction demonstrate head-tracking 3D effects the iPad 2. Hit the break for a video of the technology in action and feel free to let your mind wander as you imagine all the great use cases for this nifty tech. More →

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