The Samjiyon is North Korea’s version of the iPad, and it’s got everything you’d expect in a great new tablet - except internet. Which basically means it’s a giant touch screen device that comes pre-loaded with government propaganda and an Angry Birds rip-off.
At E3 today, Nintendo unveiled its follow up to the Wii, the Wii U. On top of offering souped-up HD graphics that are expected to be on par with or surpass the Playstation 3, the new home console system offers a radical reinvention of the standard video game controller. The Wii U boasts a tablet with a 6.2 inch touch screen that can act as a second screen in addition to your television. This promo video show off the controller’s many features, including video chat and web browsing. Also in the mix is a peek at the brand new, unnamed Zelda game for Wii U.
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Now there is a new challenge to typing on phones. More phones are using virtual keyboards on a touch screen, replacing physical buttons. But pecking out a message on a small piece of glass is not so easy, and typos are common. Swype allows users to glide a finger across the virtual keyboard to spell words, rather than tapping out letters.