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Cracking Open: Amazon Kindle Touch (2011)

Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle Touch: Neonode zForce touch screen system sensors

Like the 2011 Barnes & Noble Nook, the Kindle Touch uses the Neonode zForce touch screen system. This technology uses a series of transmitters and receivers (likely IR) to create a grid above the display. As an object, such as your finger, passes through the grid, the system translates its movement into actions on the display.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...