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Microsoft Unveils Portable, Touch-Screen Input Projector
2011-10-20 05:17:32

Microsoft researchers are developing a new, wearable system that can turn any surface, even a user's own hand, into an interactive multitouch input device, various media outlets are reporting. According to a Wednesday Mobiledia story reprinted by Forbes.com, the device, known as OmniTouch, is a "wearable touch screen sensor system" that was created by developers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University. It will combine a pico laser projector, which will project the touch...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'