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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.

PixelQi 3Qi Tablets and Netbooks at Computex 2010

Latest range of multi-touch screens from PixelQi, some with eReader and built in Wacom pen/tablet functionality. Engaget

SIGGRAPH 2010: Parametric Reshaping of Human Bodies

Body reshaping and advanced image retouching for fashion model shoots used to be why we needed Photoshop experts. With this tool it looks like there will still be a need for clean up and compositing but nothing like the complexity that was required for a convincing result.

SIGGRAPH 2010 : Computer Animation Festival

Multi-touch Surface with Muscle Sensing

A 2009 research paper that illustrates how muscle sensing technology in combination with a multitouch interface will enable very powerful NUI solutions in the future.

Sony’s New Touch Panel Detects Amount of Pressure

Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Sony CSL) Inc developed a touch panel that can generate tactile feedback and detect the amount of pressure applied to the panel.

The panel is targeted at mobile phones and was demonstrated at Open House 2010, which took place May 28, 2010. It can detect not only the x and y coordinates of a fingertip but also the pressure applied in the direction of the z-axis.

Read the full article at http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20100607/183263/

Stereoscopic pre-visualisation

Wacom’s new mobile DJ device – NextBeat