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Siggraph 2010 – Computer Animation Festival

I saw a lot of animations last night at Siggraph 2010 Computer Animation Festival but this one stood out for me because as well being technically magnificent it also has a smart and funny script.

Wacom Cintiq as game interface

These guys are using a Cintiq 12WX but my son likes the Cintiq 21UX in sniper mode when playing serious Counter Strike.

Wacom Cintiq 21UX – nice video preso

Finally getting my hands on one of these babies for a play this weekend. If you’re thinking, so why is it so hard for Wacom’s Global Evangelist Manager to get his hands on a new Wacom product …don’t worry you’re not the only one. At least we know there is plenty of demand for them.

Future of Technology according to Freescale CEO Rich Beyer

Freescale Technology Forum (June 21-24, 2010) predicts the future, here from CEO Rich Beyer.

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Flexible and unbreakable plastic e-ink screens

Sriram Peruvemba, Vice president of marketing at E-ink, presents the new flexible plastic based E-ink display. That new plastic e-ink screen technology will make it more usable for school children to use E-ink based devices to read all their textbooks and for all to access all books and texts ever written in the whole world.

E-ink is for full readability, outdoors, with reading lights indoors, it basically provides near paper quality, perfect for reading hundreds of pages. Something that is not possible on the current LCD based iPad.

Pixel Qi: Mary Lou Jepsen answers questions on new screen technology

Following the initial video that was released showing the Pixel Qi screen during the Computex trade show in Taipei, Mary Lou Jepsen, CTO and Inventor of the Pixel Qi screen technology, answers user comments that were posted on the Engadget and Mobileread threads with users from all over the world commenting and asking questions about the screen in the first video.

Pixel Qi vs Kindle vs Toshiba R600 vs regular LCD tablet

Mary Lou Jepsen

Side by side comparison video showing the Pixel Qi 3Qi LCD screen next to the E-ink based Amazon Kindle, next to the transflective Toshiba R600 and next to a regular resistive touchscreen tablet laptop. Comparing performance in direct sunlight, in the shade and in a dark room with and without the backlight. Wacom Pen & Touch technology is mentioned and can be incorporated into 3Qi LCD screens.

Modbook 2010 Review

Ten One Design developing pen pressure app for iPad

This is a technical demonstration of pressure sensitivity on an Apple iPad using a Pogo Sketch. The video shows how pen pressure can be used to change the width of a line. Palm rejection capabilities are also demonstrated.

RollTop concept Laptop 2010

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