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One Laptop Per Child project XO-3 tablet computer

One Laptop Per Child project founder Nicholas Negroponte said that the organization is accelerating its development of the XO-3 tablet computer and will have a working prototype by December 2010, two years ahead of projections. Negroponte said the final product would cost US$75.

Computex: Intel shows Moorestown prototype tablets


Atom SoC platform is actually closer to Moorestown than Pine Trail or Pine View — the major difference here is that Intel’s added Lincroft and Whitney Point to enable support for Windows 7. It will also support Google and MeeGo operating systems.

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

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.

iPad Painting Demo

DaniDraws   painting on the iPad with Sketchbook Pro and a Pogo stylus.

The Future of Digital Magazines

Mag+ live with Popular Science+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

Popular Science + is the first digital magazine to emerge from Bonnier’s Mag+, an ongoing project across all Bonnier titles in the U.S. and Europe to rethink the way magazines can be read on a new generation of full-colour, touchscreen tablet devices.

Bill Buxton – Microsoft project Gustav and Wacom

Look for the tag ‘Wacom’ in the video to go directly to Bill showing Gustav painting software from Microsoft running on a 10 finger touch enabled Wacom Cintiq 21UX prototype pen/tablet.

Microsoft Research revealed Project Gustav

Microsoft Project Gustav

Project Gustav is a realistic painting-system prototype that enables artists to become immersed in the digital painting experience. The natural interface makes Project Gustav ideal for hobbyists and professional artists alike. Project Gustav achieves a high level of interactivity and realism by leveraging the computing power of modern GPUs, taking full advantage of multitouch and Wacom tablet input technology and our novel, natural media-modeling and brush-simulation algorithms. Our prototype provides convincingly realistic models for pastel and oil media, with more to come.

10/GUI – 10 finger multi-touch

10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.

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