When Fujifilm launched the X-H1 mirrorless camera, it was one of the few Fujifilm cameras that came with a top LCD display. This kind of display can be found on DSLR cameras from the likes of Canon and Nikon, but rarely on Fujifilm cameras. However, it seems that now that Fujifilm has implemented it, they could be looking at ways to improve on it.
According to a report from Fuji Rumors, they have stumbled across a patent which suggests that Fujifilm has been toying with the idea of making the LCD panel touch sensitive. Now the screen itself is pretty small, so it’s not as if it will be used in the same way you might expect from a touch LCD panel mounted on the back of the camera.
When Apple first launched 3D Touch, it was rumored that Android handset makers could be looking to follow suit with 3D Touch like features of their own. However, it seems that 3D Touch never quite took off the way Apple had hoped and for the most part, pressure-sensitive displays are a rare find on Android handsets, if at all.
Now it seems that according to a report from 9to5Google, it looks like with Android Q, Google could be looking to introduce a similar gesture to the Android operating system. Of course, Google can’t magically create pressure-sensitive displays on Android handsets, but rather this will be support for “deep presses”.
Sony Mobile is set to unwrap its latest flagship, the Xperia XZ3, at IFA 2018 tomorrow. However, a full gallery of pictures of the device and specs have just leaked courtesy of Roland Quandt (@rquandt) from WinFuture.de. It shows the Xperia XZ3 in all four colours across various angles. The colours on show include Black, Silver White, Forest Green and Bordeaux Red.
The Sony Xperia Touch has finally been updated to Android 8.0.0 Oreo in a new firmware build (44.3.A.0.87) that started to roll recently. As well as the new Android version, Sony has also introduced new remote controller gestures. This gives owners new ways to control music/video content simply by using your hand. For this to work, you need to be between 1 to 4 metres from the device at 50 degrees from the camera. You can see a video of it in action below. If you own the Xperia Touch, let us know your impressions in the comments below.
One of the greatest design challenges in the modern automotive industry is an infotainment system that provides loads of capabilities, but is also easy-to-use and not overly distracting. Touch screens have been leading the way as the favored option, but Acura is trying a new design that relies on a touch pad with some unique tweaks to separate it from similar systems, such as those seen in competing Lexus models. And we got to try it out in the first production application, the 2019 Acura RDX compact crossover.
The key feature of the touch pad is its one-to-one position functionality. What that means is that, if you have a grid of function buttons on the screen, tapping on, say, the upper left corner of the pad will highlight the button in the same area on the screen. And if you were to take your finger off the pad and tap in the opposite corner, that section of the screen would immediately be highlighted. You don't have to slide your finger across the pad to reach selections if you don't want to, and you don't have to slide back from the last function you highlighted. It basically does away with the need to move a cursor around like you would on a laptop with its mouse pad.
The other day it was rumored that SEGA could be getting ready to launch Football Manager on the Nintendo Switch. The good news is that you're a fan of the franchise, you won't have to wait much longer to get your hands on the game because SEGA has since announced the game's availability.
It should be noted that the version launch is Football Manager Touch 2018. According to the listing on Nintendo's website, "Touch has been fully optimized for Nintendo Switch, with a bespoke user interface and a variety of controller options to create a unique Football Manager experience that goes wherever you go, and works your way. Challenge for the title on your commute or dock the Nintendo Switch to watch your tactical vision play out on the big screen, in the comfort of your own home."
OSAKA -- Ethereal scenes of sea creatures and starscapes appeared to unfold about 300 meters over the bright lights of Osaka on Nov. 22 as a projection mapping display was tested on the observation deck of Abeno Harukas, Japan's tallest office tower.
The show opened to the general public the following day. This year's event is the fourth.
Sony demonstrated its Xperia Touch projector back at the Mobile World Congress this year. The company today announced that this product is now available for purchase in the United States. It’s different from what you’d think a conventional projector would be. The Xperia Touch is basically a projector and smart speaker coupled with an Android tablet. It’s not cheap by any stretch of the imagination.
Xperia Touch is an interactive projector that can transform any flat surface into a 23 inch HD touchscreen via a horizontal or vertical ultrashort-throw laser projection system. It can project up to 80 inches on the wall.
Fujifilm has announced the X-E3, sporting a 24.3MP X-Trans sensor and 4K video capture. It updates the X-E2S, which was itself a fairly minor update to the X-E2, so brings a number of welcome upgrades.
The X-E3 borrows much of its hardware from the X-T20, including a 325-point AF system with a handy new AF Area All option that activates various modes as the AF point size is changed. The camera also uses and updated subject tracking algorithm that claims better success tracking smaller and faster objects. Its predecessor's built-in flash has been omitted, but an EF-X8 accessory flash is included in the box.
Robots could soon negate the need for humans to leave the home to sightsee or shop, thanks to new technology that allows them to experience things on their behalf, even including the sense of touch.
Tokyo-based start-up Telexistence Inc. unveiled the technology in the capital on June 12. The system enables robots to remotely provide services for humans, such as seeing exhibitions in museums or shopping for clothes in department stores.