Posts Tagged 'display'

New Touch Screen Creates Physical Buttons

According to TG Daily –

Tactus Technology is showcasing its next-gen mobile tactile tech at SID Display Week 2012 in Boston. Essentially, Tactus has created a Tactile Layer component that  generates a haptic user interface (UI) with real physical buttons, guidelines, and shapes which rise out of the surface from any touchscreen. A Tactus spokesperson told TG Daily that its layer panel is the “world’s first” deformable tactile surface capable of creating dynamic physical buttons that users can actually see and feel in advance of entering data into the device.  So how does it work? Well, Tactus uses microfluidic technology to create physical buttons that rise from the touchscreen to give users the experience or feeling of operating a physical keyboard. When no longer needed, the buttons recede back into the touchscreen, leaving no trace of their presence. The Tactile Layer panel is a completely flat, transparent, dynamic surface that adds no extra thickness to the standard touchscreen display since it replaces a layer of the already existing display stack.

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FreeFile Review – Display Calibration

This FreeFile is only for Windows 7 users (an alternative for XP users is at the bottom of this review). The Display Color Calibration Wizard is a hidden gem in Windows 7. Why Microsoft chose to hide it is beyond me. I find it very useful in get that big monitor to look its very best. The wizard helps you adjust brightness, contrast and color.

The Display Color Calibration Wizard is included with Windows 7, so no installation is needed. The easiest way to run the program is to type “dccw” into the Start menu search box. This will show a link to “dccw.exe” at the top – click it and the display calibrator launches. The Run box can also be used to launch the program.

It is fairly simple to use. If you’ve used other monitor calibration software, this one will seem familiar. If you’ve never calibrated a monitor, it may take a little experimentation to get it right, but don’t worry, you won’t hurt your monitor. I found an excellent tutorial online that will walk you through the calibration process HERE.

The only negatives that I found were the previously mentioned difficulty in finding the program and the lack of a ‘Back’ button. The only way to return to a previous page is to ‘Cancel’ out of the program and start over. I found that aggravating. While the Display Color Calibration Wizard is for Windows 7 only, Calibrize performs similarly on Windows XP.

Get Calibrize HERE.

– – The Bottom Line – –

Display Color Calibration Wizard increases the accuracy of your monitor and it’s part of Windows – nothing to download or install. If you spend a lot of time staring at your monitor, you need to try it ASAP.

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