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Nimble-fingered 15-year-old, Eduard Saakashvili, has set the Guinness world record for fastest typing on an iPad. Eduard isn't your average teenager; he's the son of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Eduard earned the title and record by typing the alphabet on an iPad in just 5.26 seconds,...

July 6th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In the midst of fiddling with tablets and laptops at Computex, we haven't been thinking much of eye-tracking technologies until we saw Utechzone's booth. What we have here is the Spring, a TW$240,000 (US$8,380) eye-tracking rig that was launched in March 2010 and is aimed at users with limited mo...

June 6th 2011 at 8:52am 0 Comments
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We've seen some pretty ambitious hand warmers in our day, but this one takes the cake. Keyglove is an Open Source Hardware (OSHW) project that's intended to eliminate those clunky keyboards and unmanageable mice from the computing process altogether, instead engaging a series of conductive sensors...

March 29th 2011 at 9:53pm 0 Comments
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Robot hands have been grabbing, crushing, drawing and otherwise actuating for years, but have you ever seen one properly type? That's the primary purpose of a new Virginia Tech design. Engineers built this Dexterous Anthropomorphic Robotic Typing (DART) hand to mimic the real deal as best they coul...

February 20th 2011 at 10:31pm 0 Comments
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Typing on an Xbox controller is not ideal. Sure, you can get a Chat Pad, but what if there were another way? CircBoard has an interesting alternative, using the left and right analog sticks in conjunction. It's conceptually easy to understand, but are you willing to give it a try?

February 5th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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When Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS was first revealed during last year's Nintendo Conference, we figured "players" would have to use their styli on an on-screen soft keyboard in order to type out pokémon names. But, of course, that would have been exceedingly silly. Instead, the typing...

January 28th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The note's short and sweet, but it confirms that Google's buying spree is still on -- BlindType was just acquired by the Big G. If you'll recall, we were wowed back in July by the software's ability to predict words regardless of how text was inputted, and it seems as if a few bigwigs within Google...

October 1st 2010 at 8:32pm 0 Comments
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There are a lot of weird texting applications for the iPhone, and some of them are pretty hinky in terms of design or function. But Texto is probably the best looking SMS app I've seen -- it doesn't do any weird non-SMS text messaging or have all kinds of neon graphics running around. All it does i...

September 7th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments