20 To Watch In 2010


Displays will continue to get smarter in 2010 as devices from smartphones to tablets to all-in-one PCs continue to drive multi-touch technology into consumer and business users' hands. Far more intuitive than the standard mouse or track pad interfaces, the ability to gesture, pinch and grab images to manipulate them on screen carries both a cool factor and the potential for productivity gains. First made popular on Apple's iPhone, multi-touch is now poised to enter mainstream computer usage with its integration into Microsoft Windows 7, which is spurring vendors such as Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Toshiba to build the technology into their portfolios of laptops and netbooks.