Tech Gives PCs Touchscreen Capabilities

Plus, Samsung announces its Galaxy Tab A.

by / December 20, 2016

Instant Touchscreen 

The AirBar sensor gives PCs touchscreen capabilities. Compatible with most Chromebook notebooks and PCs running Windows 8.1 or 10, AirBar lets users quickly and easily activate touch functionalities on their laptops. The thin black bar magnetically attaches to the bottom of a laptop display, and the sensor instantly connects through a USB port and requires no software installation or additional configuration. The technology from Neonode emits an invisible light field over a laptop screen that senses touch from fingers, gloves or even a paintbrush. It is available to fit 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch screens.

Tablet Aura  

Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch with S Pen. The tablet features a WUXGA 1920 x 1200 screen that incorporates an antiglare feature and a blue light filter to reduce eye strain. The Galaxy Tab A has an Octa-core Exynos 7870 processor and long-lasting battery that gives users up to 14 hours of Internet time. With a microSD card, users can expand their tablet’s memory from 16 GB up to an additional 256 GB. The tablet also uses the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system and has 3 GB RAM, with an 8.0-megapixel autofocus rear camera and 2.0-megapixel front camera.

Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor

Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.

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