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Category Archives: Mobile PCs

Project Tango: From Gesture Sensing to Machine Vision

Project Tango was announced in February 2014. It is a special project from Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects, formerly part of Motorola) and Movidius, a startup in Silicon Valley. When Google sold Motorola (Mobility) to Lenovo, it held on to ATAP. Continue Reading

For the First Time, Tablet PC Panel Shipments Decline Y/Y

Since Apple launched the first iPad in 2010, tablet PC shipments have grown continuously. Not only have tablet PCs been well-positioned between the casual and professional computing market segments, but the shift to mobility and the surrounding ecosystem exemplified by apps added to the attraction of the tablet PC. Continue Reading

Apple Integrates FTIR Pressure Sensing with Projected Capacitive Touch

A recent patent application indicates that Apple is working on integrating projected capacitive and FTIR (frustrated total internal reflection) to offer pressure sensing and a new user experience. Per the patent, FTIR is used to detect finger pressure, and projected capacitive determines the touch position. Continue Reading