World’s thinnest wireless touch interface

imadeit-davidjanes:

CSR has developed the world’s thinnest wireless touch interface to demonstrate the revolutionary potential of Bluetooth® Smart for computing interfaces. The flexible device, which is less than 0.5 mm thick, turns any area into a touch surface. Combining CSR’s low-power wireless technology with the latest in printable, flexible electronics from Conductive Inkjet Technology and touch screen sensing from Atmel, the device can be used to extend the touch interface of tablets and smartphones. 

The Connected Life is at the centre of this Financial Times video which features the smart home, the connected car, mobile health and more.

Reporting from the recent MWC (mobile world congress) in Barcelona, it includes an interview with CCO of GSMA, Michael O’Hara, on what a connected life really means to us. 

Some great visuals here. If you have 3 minutes, check it out.

8bitfuture:

Could DIAL be the next big thing in smart TV?
Taiwan based chipmaker MediaTek are predicting the next ‘killer app’ will be a feature that allows smart phones to instantly stream video to smart TVs. ‘DIscover And Launch’, or DIAL, takes away the hassle of connecting cables or setting up a password-protected connection between the devices, leaving the user free to beam cat videos straight from teh phone to a big screen;

Without DIAL1.    Launch the apps menu on your TV with the normal remote control2.    Navigate to the TV app3.    Launch the TV app4.    Navigate to the pairing screen on TV app5.    Launch and navigate to the pairing screen on Mobile app6.    Input 9-digit pin on Mobile app. 7.    Tap the Play on TV button on the Mobile appWith DIAL1.    Launch the Mobile app2.    Tap the Play on TV button on the mobile app

8bitfuture:

Could DIAL be the next big thing in smart TV?

Taiwan based chipmaker MediaTek are predicting the next ‘killer app’ will be a feature that allows smart phones to instantly stream video to smart TVs. ‘DIscover And Launch’, or DIAL, takes away the hassle of connecting cables or setting up a password-protected connection between the devices, leaving the user free to beam cat videos straight from teh phone to a big screen;

Without DIAL
1.    Launch the apps menu on your TV with the normal remote control
2.    Navigate to the TV app
3.    Launch the TV app
4.    Navigate to the pairing screen on TV app
5.    Launch and navigate to the pairing screen on Mobile app
6.    Input 9-digit pin on Mobile app.
7.    Tap the Play on TV button on the Mobile app

With DIAL
1.    Launch the Mobile app
2.    Tap the Play on TV button on the mobile app

(via 8bitfuture)