HP reveals version 2.0 of the Z workstation

Hewlett-Packard Co. has launched an update to its Z workstation, billing its new Z1 G2 workstation as the “second generation” of its heavy-duty, high-performance computers. It’s been a few years since we’ve seen

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Candice So

Asus VivoMouse gives us a new way to point and click

There's been a few attempts to replace the reliable, roller-ball, two-button computer mouse over the years. But let's face it, when you sit down at your desk to use the PC, you're still

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson


Using infrared sensors like the ones on television remote controls, Texas A&M University students presented an inexpensive multitouch system at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference in Vancouver. "I like to consider it an optical

Published on: May 11th, 2011 Nick Barber

TouchSmart 600 gets a grip with major software improvements

With Windows 7, Microsoft has built support for multitouch gestures directly into the operating system. And though using your fingers to tap, flick, and pinch your way around probably won't replace the humble

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Touch of class – Sheraton guests try out Windows 7 touch screen PCs

Multi-touch technology - which lets you use more than one finger to tap a screen, drag items around, and do other tasks without a mouse - reigns supreme on smartphones like the iPhone

Published on: September 22nd, 2009

Toronto firm’s versatile Windows 7 mapping app has many business uses

A Toronto-based Microsoft partner has developed a touch screen mapping application for Windows 7 that can be used for selling a condo, coordinating a police incident command centre, and potentially much more.Dubbed Falcon

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

First look at Windows 7 – new taskbar, slimmer OS

What if Microsoft waved a magic wand and everything people hated about Windows Vista went away? You might have an operating system that you liked--and that's what Microsoft appears to be striving for

Published on: October 30th, 2008 Yardena Arar and Harry McCracken