Tiny Computers Will Bend To Browse
from the changing-your-input-mindset dept
Some cool work coming out of Sony Labs in Japan, working on new input devices for smaller and smaller computers. Most of the article focuses on “bendable” computers. The idea is that you could “bend” the machine, instead of having to click a button. As computers get smaller, it will be more and more difficult to add buttons, so this is a way around that problem. They envision using it on credit card sized machines. If you look at the images and the movie included with the article you get a good feel for how it could be used. The article also mentions them working on a “tactile” touchscreen. Here, the idea is that as you push a “button” on the screen, there will be some sort of feedback to make it feel more like really pushing a button. Sounds like lots of useful innovation is headed our way for smaller and smaller computers.