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Smart Keyboard That Knows Who's Typing Could Make Passwords Stronger

If you’ve ever worked in an office with someone who types like a jackhammer, it’s obvious we all type a little differently. Now scientists have created a prototype of a keyboard that can identify users by their unique typing patterns. It could point to a next generation of passwords that don’t just take into account what you’re typing, but how.


Get The Edge: Gaming Mice, Keyboards And Headsets

Gizmodo Video Guide: The great thing about gaming peripherals is that a few hundred dollars or less can really help change the game in your favour. Here are some ideas for beginners.


The Morphing E-Ink Keyboard May (Almost) Finally Be Here

Those of us who are terrible at memorizing keyboard shortcuts dream of a day when we don’t have to keep a reference card handy for Photoshop or Office. And while they have been teased before, it looks like we might finally be able to buy, or at least pre-order, an E Ink keyboard with keys that change and provide shortcut hints depending on what software you’re using.


Stephen Hawking's New Speech System Has SwiftKey Suggestions

Stephen Hawking’s famous computer-generated speech system just got a whole lot better. Intel redesigned the software he’s been using to pick out his words for almost 20 years, and the new version comes complete with SwiftKey predictions.


You Can Almost Finally Buy That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker

It first graced the Gizmodo front page way back in 2007, but finally, seven years after we all first really wanted one for ourselves, that keyboard-shaped waffle maker could really be yours. Assuming, of course, its creator’s $US50,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal — so close, but yet still so far.


No One Needs A One-Button Hashtag Key, But I Want It Anyway

Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn’t this little hashtag keyboard cuuuuuuuute?


You Can Actually Play A Game Of Snake On This Hacked Backlit Keyboard

If Solitaire and Minesweeper have been stripped from all the computers at work but you’re still after a discreet way to kill a few minutes, you owe a debt of gratitude to Jeroen Domburg who successfully hacked a backlit Coolermaster QuickFire Rapid-I mechanical keyboard to play the classic game of Snake — which you might remember from an old Nokia phone.


A Keyboard With Letters Replaced By Pokemon Has You Now Catching Typos

You don’t necessarily have to be a touch typist to use this custom keyboard created by Ingrid Pierre, but if you’re not you will need to know the names of the most popular Pokemon since the letters on the 26 alphabet keys have all been replaced by their correspondingly-named pocket monsters.


Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard: Australian Review

Hardcore gamers. Full-time typists. People with a fair bit of disposable income. These are the target markets for Roccat’s high-end gaming peripherals, including the $229 Ryos MK Pro, an incredibly well constructed and fully featured mechanical keyboard. It’s ridiculously customisable, too, if you’re the kind of gamer that needs to set up 50 different macros for your weeknight WoW raids.


Why Everyone Wants To Kill The Mouse And Keyboard

In the past few decades, everything about our computers have changed. The screens. The guts. The size, weight and materials. The software itself, of course. But one thing has stayed exactly the same, frozen in time from the early days: The tools we use to tell them what to do. So it’s odd that we’re so desperate to throw them out the window.


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