Por último un motivo para tener un Tablet PC - la nueva tecnología InkSeine

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One of the most interesting and exciting developments to come along in the personal computing field in many years is the advent of the touch screen for home computers. To touch screen provides the user with an entirely different set of options for interacting with their computer. However, until recently touch screens did not possess many useful features, leading consumers to wonder "why would I need a Tablet PC?" "It doesn't really do anything special." This attitude is entirely understandable, but it is one that likely to turn 180 degrees in the very near future. Why? The InkSeine new technology that has been developed for the Tablet PC. Finally, Tablet PC owners have something to crow about really.

While still in the research phase, a public version of the software is already available, and as many users who have given it a whirl (or a scribble, as the case may be) would tell you, it is truly an amazing innovation. With continued development, it is not too hard to see InkSeine or similar software making mice completely optional for Tablet PC users, and others who have touch screen technology at their disposal. Currently only maintained by a handful of researchers at Microsoft, if the word about InkSeine continues to get around as it has thus far, you can expect to see some version of the software eventually seeing commercial release.

So, what can't InkSeine do? What makes it so amazing? For beginners, InkSeine is an entirely different way of thinking about interactivity between you and your Tablet PC. There is a learning curve, no doubt - but just think for to minute about how you could put some of these features of InkSeine to use.

1) Note taking. Or Drawing. It's up to you. With InkSeine, your stylus can be used to "write" notes and draw. Tablet PC operating systems are getting better at word recognition (Vista for Tablet PC is reputedly very good at this), and the InkSeine software gives an able assist to these systems with its own built in capabilities. Not only can words that you write be recognized (even if your handwriting is not the best, handwriting recognition has come a long way since its inception, and is improving all the time). In this sense, InkSeine can act as a virtual notepad. Go ahead, doodle. Words can also be used as search terms and commands, which is a great leap forward.

(2) Gestures Pen. Using wrist movements you can perform actions such as web searches. This is in combination with the functions of the InkSeine writing software. For instance, write a word or phrase you'd like to search online, circle it and then make the appropriate wrist movement. Voila, Google!

(3) Make and embed clippings by circling items you'd like to put on the clipboard. This is an incredibly useful feature that anyone could find multiple applications for. For instance, you could select just part of Web page, an image and so on.

(4) Drag and drop links into notes as you write. This has the potential to be to time saver as well; even in this day and age, most of us are still a quicker draw with the pen than with the mouse.

(5) Create icons (which can even include in-line links) Gori by taking a "picture" of a document, web page or part of the same. This picture can even be of the very page or document you intend to link the icon to!

As i think most of you would agree, these are a very interesting set of features opened up by the possibilities of InkSeine's new technologies. Those of you out there with Tablet PCs almost certainly agree, and have likely already tried out InkSeine or plan to in the near future. Even if you don't have a Tablet PC yourself, InkSeine is a fascinating thing to see in action.

Mind you, InkSeine is still very much a work in progress, despite how promising (and cool!) it's various features are. Tablet PC owners can't remove stop using their mice yet, a lot of important things have yet to be implemented within InkSeine such as importing text from other programs and resizing windows. Windows Vista and Office 2003 or 2007 are also required to be present for many of the features of InkSeine to work properly. Also, support for languages other than English have yet to be worked out - but for a project basically still in its infancy, there seems to be many good things in store for the future of this technology.

One more feature that must be mentioned (I was saving it for last because it's one of the coolest) is the ability InkSeine has to save running searches. For instance, use InkSeine to open up your email and do a search for a term therein. You can save your search term and be alerted when a match arrives in your inbox. If you receive a lot of mail in your inbox, you can certainly appreciate how this particular feature could be handy. And if you don't happen to have a Tablet PC or InkSeine, you're probably wondering how you ever got along without it. Fear not, just like the InkSeine technology itself, any idea this good will be unable to stay shut up in the testing lab for too long.

Research is your best solution. Our comprehensive Tablet PC research and reviews will arm you with everything you need to know.


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