Touchscreens could soon decode pen strokes30 November 2011 17:03:29
SD cards could become even more prevalent in the future due to the growing popularity and usefulness of touchscreen devices such as the Nintendo DS and Android smartphones.
Dr Jennifer Colegrove, vice-president of emerging technologies for DisplaySearch, believes that as different types of technology find their niche people could find themselves with many different types of touchscreen gadgets.
She believes that devices will soon be capable of turning pen strokes into digital data which could be stored on an SD card and moved from tablets to text files in computers and laptops.
"I think touch devices that could sense both fingers and pens would be ideal. For the pen, you can have signatures [and] you can write or draw on it," Ms Colegrove added.
DisplaySearch recently found that technology firms were reverting to simpler structures in the design of their touchscreen devices to reduce the amount of glass required.
Nintendo 3DS Resident Evil date announced30 November 2011 16:57:21
Nintendo 3DS owners looking for a thrilling gaming experience could be pleased by the latest instalment of a classic horror franchise.
Capcom has announced that Resident Evil: Revelations, a 3DS exclusive, will be available to buy from January 27th.
The games development company stated that the latest title in the series had been specifically designed to be used with the portable machine's innovative controls and capabilities.
Individuals can play the title as a traditional twin-stick action adventure or could take a brief zombie-blasting hiatus by solving the game's tricky puzzles via the touchscreen controls.
Resident Evil: Revelations is set in 2005 and sees the player explore the full depth of the series' intriguing storyline and help returning characters such as Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield.
The series has spawned numerous games across all consoles since it debuted on the PlayStation in 1997 and has been adapted into a number of Hollywood blockbusters staring Milla Jovovich.
Okugi Studio releases first Android app30 November 2011 15:45:57
SD card users can now download the first dedicated smartphone release from Okugi Studio.
Twist n'Catch can be owned by anyone with an Android phone, or tablet device, which runs at least version 2.0.1 of the operating software. Gamers only need to pay £0.68 and ensure they have 17MB of available space on their micro SD card.
The app is a puzzle game in which the player must guide the intrepid explorer Emmet Black and his sidekick Sergeant Cookie in their search for lost treasure.
Gamers looking for value for money could be pleased to hear that Twist n'Catch has more than 100 levels and Okugi Studio plans to add to the content in the future.
Industry analyst Flurry believes that smartphone apps represent the future of the mobile games market as they have increased their market share by 40 percentage points in the past two years.
To cope with the increased popularity gamers could purchase a larger capacity micro SD card.