The Minority Report Future Is Almost Here: BumpTop Multi-Touch

by Varun Mathur | Startups

Toronto-based Bump Technologies Inc, better know by their product name - BumpTop - recently announced multi-touch gesture support for their desktop enhancement software (Read TechCrunch's review here). It requires a touch capable machine running Windows 7 - while I don't have that yet...I'd try dropping by Bump's office and getting a first-hand experience and reviewing it in detail (Or lets just say I can't wait to try this thing out! :P).

BumpTop has taken multi-touch gestures beyond simply moving or selecting things on a screen to actually using it to organize your desktop - from visually stacking files and folders and "moving" around on your desktop by zoom/pan, to even cropping images. Check out their demo video:

Bump Technologies Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bump Technologies Inc. is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based company that has created and brought to market BumpTop, an innovative 3D user interface enabling natural organization and sharing. The technology was demonstrated at TED, the annual, invitation-only "Technology, Entertainment, Design" conference where the world's leading thinkers and doers gather to find inspiration; based on its... more

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Varun Mathur

Varun Mathur

Varun Mathur is the Techvibes Community Manager in Toronto, focused on covering local tech startups, news and events. He is also a Co-founder and Product Manager at Zytran, a Toronto-based web startup which developed and launched - a personal news aggregator (Alertle's version 1.0 got widespread global coverage, with reviews written about it in various tech blogs and in over a dozen... more

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