Korg’s got the info on two new additions to its Kaoss line of X-Y interface touchpad controllers. First up is the KP3+ Dynamic Effect / Sampler, which adds 22 new effects to its predecessor’s offerings, bringing that number up to 150. Also on-board are sample bank buttons for quick recording and playback, as well as features borrowed from other Korg offerings, including a ducking compressor and vinyl break, that’ll simulate the sound of a record player slowing down. The $ 350 pad can also be used as a MIDI controller. For $ 50 more, you can pick up the Kaossilator Pro+ Dynamic Phase Synthesizer / Loop Recorder, which has 250 sounds, including synth leads, drums and a number of sound effects. The loop recorder banks, meanwhile, let you layer sounds one by one. Both pads are out next month. More info after the break.
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Researchers at the User Interface Software Technology conference this week demonstrated unique projects that took advantage of a new, pressure-sensitive "forcepad" that could debut in ultrabooks as soon as next year.
Android tablets bar the Nexus 7 may be waiting on Jelly Bean, but that hasn’t stopped the HP TouchPad from grabbing Android 4.1 already. HP’s webOS tablet failed to set the world alight prior to its sudden discontinuation last year, but regular Android ports (and an alluring $ 99 sticker price to clear stock) have given it a
Somewhere, someone out there is curled in a corner, sobbing because they missed out on the last HP TouchPad sale. Ebay messed up, he says. It wasn’t his fault. He clicked the button but Ebay’s servers crashed. So now he’s alone. Left to sulk in his missed opportunities.
But fear not, friend! I bring you great news from the land of the Internet! Woot finagled another batch of TouchPad tablets! They’re refurbs and priced higher than before, but they’re TouchPads! But you better act quick! Don’t let another chance to own a failed tablet slip between your fingers!
The only time the HP TouchPad sold well was when the tablet went on $ 99 fire sale shortly after it was discontinued. Back when the original TouchPad was announced we had also heard that there would be another flavor of that tablet called the TouchPad Go with a 7-inch screen. That tablet crossed the FCC [...]
I like it when patents surface from places like Apple, Nintendo and others that show off what we will probably see in the future from the country. The latest patent to surface is from Nintendo and it shows an accessory that appears to show a way to turn the Wii Remote into a touchpad. The [...]
Unceremoniously killed under HP’s former leadership in August after disappointing sales, the TouchPad is back for sale at Best Buy.
Best Buy announced today that it will be offering a new deal on the HP TouchPad starting on November 1. The tablet was originally priced $ 599 at launch and went for $ 99 during a short fire sale period at HP and select retailers, but has since gone back to an average price under $ 300. Starting [...]
The HP TouchPad hasn’t gone the way of the dodo bird just yet, as Hewlett-Packard announced Tuesday that an over-the-air update to WebOS 3.0.4 is now available.
Barence writes “PC Pro has published a comprehensive guide to installing Android on a HP TouchPad using CyanogenMod’s alpha Android release. The mod, which is based on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) instead of 3.0 (Honeycomb, the source code of which is yet to be released) ‘performs similarly to the Tegra 2-based tablets we’ve seen from the likes of Asus and Samsung,’ according to PC Pro. ‘The only real problem we hit was some apps refusing to install from the Android Market because they didn’t recognise the hardware,’ although there are ways around it.”
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You’ve heard the rumors – the sold-out WebOS HP TouchPad tablet, now running Android! But did you know that you can make such a thing happen for yourself? Truly, the process has become as simple as it might ever get, courtesy of those lovely developer hackers on XDA Developers Forum. The great thing about the [...]
There’s a burgeoning population of users who can’t live without Splashtop’s remote Windows app for Mac, iOS and Android. Now there’s a new version in the works that’ll let you telecompute from your TouchPad too. The official blog says the launch is “getting close” and it’s offering the app free if you manage to persuade a bunch of other TouchPad users to register their interest. In fact, we can’t help but notice that some guy called Tim has already signed up 2,508 of his mates. We don’t know who Tim is, but we want to be just like him when we grow up.
Update: Tim, the man with a commanding lead in the chart above, contacted us to say he asked Splashtop to remove him from the contest. He initially used the referral link in a post on PreCentral, not realizing that the company would be giving out the software to the top referrers. So, Tim is out, and now rawonthego is the man with the target on his back.
Oh, sure — HP’s webOS may be one of the most sophisticated tablet operating systems in existence, but with a permanently stagnant market, The CM Team has decided that your fire sale TouchPad may be better off running Android. You know, from a long-term perspective. All jesting aside, the crew has been pounding the pavement on a new (and vastly improved) CyanogenMod 7 for Android, with this build providing functional WiFi, access to the Android Market, audio (albeit a bit fast) and an operational accelerometer. There’s no code being released just yet — the team’s still working to cull the aforesaid Hamsterdance effect — but you can catch a sneak peek of everything in action just above.
Update: Annnnnnd that’s all she wrote. QVC is now listing the TouchPad bundle as unavailable.
TouchPad mania has been in full effect since the slate went on blue-light special a few weeks ago. Yet, with the future of webOS in flux, crowds have clamored to get Google’s green bots on the woebegone tablet. Last week, Team-Touchdroid gave the TouchPad a slice of Gingerbread, and now it’s delivered full 10-point multitouch as well. Of course, the video below only shows it doing the trick on a testing app, but it’s a good start. Shouldn’t be long now before you TouchPad owners can get touchy-feely with any Android app your hearts desire.