DIY Asus Eee PC Touchscreen Kit
That is right, for less then $100 you can make your Eee PC 701 a touchscreen model. Sounds complicated, well from the looks of it, it seems pretty easy. The folks over at jkkmobile have already installed one and even give directions for interested users. There have been rumors of Asus creating their own touchscreen Eee PC model, but now you don’t have to wait.
Gigabyte M912 Spotted at Computex
Not much is known on when the Gigabyte M912 will be available, but some specs are listed on Gigabyte’s website and there have been hands-on pictures taken from Taipei all over the Web. It’s claimed to be running Intel’s Atom processor 1.6GHz and have the Intel 945GSE chipset. It will also be sporting a 8.9" LED backlight (1280×768) touchscreen display. Looks like this tablet may be a tough competitor, depending on the price.
Microsoft set to Release Windows 7 Multi-Touch SDK in October
Microsoft has only shown bits and pieces of the promised multi-touch support to come in Windows 7. Apparently it’s on track for an October release date at the Professional Developers’ Conference. I guess we can keep our fingers crossed and wait to see.
Robbie Bach Speaks about Microsoft Surface
On another Microsoft touch technology note, Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices division, speaks on Microsoft Surface. He talks about how he wanted to kill the Microsoft Surface Project every year it was in development. He explained that Bill Gates himself was always a "big supporter." Regarding the size of the device, Bach said, "We don’t want to be in the furniture business," as he looked forward to a more manageable consumer version in 2011.