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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In 2002, the first LCD-based iMac succeeded the translucent PowerPC G3-based models that the original Bondi Blue iMac begat. The new generation was much more striking than the one that had placed Apple on the comeba

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The clatter of ergonomic keyboards is already bearing fruit, just two months after the Ubuntu developer community was let loose on the SDK for the newly touch-enabled OS. Canonical's Michael Hall has posted an update on his personal blog detailing progress with some core apps, such as Calendar and

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Apple likes to build devices using metal. Unfortunately, the material isn't usually conducive to touch, in the literal sense of the word -- capacitive touch doesn't always register on a metal gadget, and you can often forget about a response to pressure. A newly published patent from the company c

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Citing sources \"familiar with the matter,\" the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has developed the first Chromebooks with touchscreens. A firm launch date for the laptops is MIA, but the WSJ claims that they'll hit shelves later this year. If the notebooks do indeed pan out, Chromebook

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ViewSonic's just revealed a trio of 10-point touch displays with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratios, and they're Windows 8-certified, to boot. As for connectivity, each monitor comes loaded with DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA and USB compatibility. The 23-inch TD2340 feature

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