Hardware

A History Of The Apple Mouse Created Exclusively With CSS

The most impressive thing about Josh Bader’s website that documents the history of the Apple Mouse isn’t how comprehensive it is. After all, you can count the number of major hardware revisions Apple’s made to its mouse since 1983 on two hands. No, what makes Bader’s site particularly wonderful is that all the illustrations have been painstaking created using nothing but HTML CSS.


A Handheld Gaming Console You Can Build And Program Yourself

It’s about as far from a Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita as you can get when it comes to the latest in handheld gaming consoles, but the DIY Gamer Kit from Technology Will Save Us comes with one features those devices don’t: The satisfaction that you built it yourself. And not only do you have to assemble, wire and solder the DIY Gamer Kit yourself, you’ll also need to program your own games too. Sound like fun?


Here's The First Footage Of Valve's Wacky Steam Controller In Use

When we first saw Valve’s thumbstick-free controller specially made for use with Steam, we had some questions about how it would really work in action. Now, we at least know what it looks like.


Five Best USB Hubs

You know the feeling: you look for somewhere to plug in a phone, a portable hard drive or some other peripheral, and discover you’re completely out of USB ports. When that happens, it’s time to buy a hub — but some hubs are definitely better than others. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


The Steam Box Is Real, But It's Not Just From Valve

Valve made a big splash on Monday when it announced SteamOS, its own gaming-flavoured Linux operating system, but SteamOS was just one announcement in a trio. The second one’s here and, yes, it’s a Steam Box.


Adobe's Experimental Stylus Just Got Real, And It's Coming Within A Year

When Adobe unveiled its first attempt at building hardware tools — a stylus called Project Mighty and a digital ruler called Project Napoleon — last April, the company was careful to describe the devices as prototypes, dancing around whether we’d ever be able to, you know, buy them. But today, Mighty and Napoleon are real: Adobe has announced that both devices will likely ship in early 2014.


The CODE Keyboard Promises To Be The Best Mechanical Keyboard Yet

In this modern, pixelated world, the computer keyboard has become a real everyday object, something we tend to touch more times than we realise. So why not seek out the best keyboard, one built from the features of lesser keyboards? That’s precisely what the CODE keyboard aims to do.


Microsoft's Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Is Easy On Wrists And Eyes Alike

Back in 1994, Microsoft’s first ergonomic keyboard showed us that the traditional design maybe wasn’t as comfortable as it could have been, and that we didn’t have to deal with a crippling pain in our wrists just to send an email. An age of ergonomic accessories was born, and the piece de resistance of the past 20 or so years would have to be Microsoft’s new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop set, featuring a trio of comfy input options.


This Is The 'Fastest GPU Ever' Made

NVIDIA has just announced an insane new GPU. Designed for (wealthy) graphic professionals, the Kepler-based Quadro K6000 is, apparently, “the fastest and most capable GPU ever built”.


US Government Destroys $170,000 Of Hardware In Absurd Effort To Stop Malware

This is a story about government incompetence on the grossest, most unforgivable scale. Here’s how the US Economic Development Administration unnecessarily spent $US2.75 million to fight a common case of malware. Warning: much innocent hardware was lost.


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