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Little Deviants is a complete pest (review)

Little Deviants fell into a trap. The release of Sony’s new hardware has triggered an influx of games that feel compelled to overuse the PlayStation Vita’s features. Bigbig Studio’s offering is the worst example of such forced design. As one of the cheapest PS Vita launch titles, this game is proof that you pay for quality.

Check out this giant game of Pong (video)

Hewlett-Packard showed off its giant VantagePoint touchscreen recently by playing a giant game of Pong on the interactive screen. The screen consists of six 47-inch monitors connected in an aluminum frame. HP’s Carlos Montalvo squared off against blogger Adrian Covert of Gizmodo for the Pong demo.

How to make the web touchable: developing for a tablet interface

For publishers and brands the tablet device is the new interface of the web. As tablets continue to invade the marketplace, both will have to provide a tailored interface for users. Below are a few concepts on how to approach building tablet experiences for the web.

For $10,000, you can get a touchscreen that works better than an iPad’s (video)

Give Jeff Han some credit. He’s working down a cost curve. Since 2006, Han’s company Perceptive Pixel has been working on some of the finest large touchscreen displays anywhere. He says that the company’s technology, which is used in the Magic Wall touchscreens used by broadcasters on election nights, are fast and accurate at detecting finger touches.

Now this is the way to play touchscreen games (video)

Ubisoft’s R.U.S.E. video game came out last fall on a variety of game platforms. But the World War II real-time strategy game never looked as good as it does here, on an HP TouchSmart 610 desktop computer.

Light Blue Optics raises $13 million to turn any surface into a touch screen

UK startup Light Blue Optics, which makes miniature projector systems, just raised $13 million in a funding round led by DFJ Esprit. The company’s latest product, Light Touch, turns any flat surface into a touch screen. Light Touch uses Holographic Laser Projection (HLP) to create the projected image, and it uses infrared sensors to detect motion so that the user can interact with the image.

Is HP/Palm readying a keyboard-less webOS device?

HP/Palm is apparently working on a touchscreen-only phone with a high-resolution screen, and it’s going by the codename “Mansion”, a tipster tells Palm fansite Pre Central.

RIM's touchscreen BlackBerry 9800 may be announced at joint AT&T event next week

Last week we reported that RIM’s upcoming new touchscreen Blackberry (which also sports a slide-out keyboard) will likely hit shelves on August 15, according to the BlackBerry Partners Fund’s John Albright. Now Engadget reports that RIM is planning a major joint event with AT&T next Tuesday.

RIM's new touchscreen BlackBerry 9800 likely to land on August 15

BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion is apparently gearing up to release a new touchscreen device on August 15 on AT&T, according to the BlackBerry Partners Fund’s John Albright, who spoke today at the paidContent Mobile Conference in New York.

Apple rumored to debut touchscreen-like Magic Trackpad today

The most creative rumor circulating ahead of Steve Jobs’ onstage presentation of new Apple products, scheduled for 10am Pacific this morning in San Francisco, is that Apple will sell a new plug-in device that works like an iPhone or iPad touchscreen. Apple filed paperwork to trademark the name Magic Trackpad last week.