Keyboard

  • Hackers now using mice, keyboards, pendrives, other USB devices to hack into computers July 31, 2014

    Boston: USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin's SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious...
  • AirType: A device that lets you type the same way you always have, without a keyboard July 16, 2014

    Washington: A new portable device that translates your finger movements into readable type can bring keyboard free typing closer. AirType is a set of cuff-like devices that attach to your hands, and makes the letters you want by learning your finger movements. It is no different than typing on a keyboard but...
  • From computer keyboard to mobile phone: The dirtiest things you touch everyday July 8, 2014

    In a study conducted recently 33 keyboards were randomly sampled and four out of them were considered a health hazard? There are many such things that we use on a daily basis unaware that they can take a toll on our health. Here are the 10 dirtiest things that you...
  • 15 essential keyboard shortcuts for Windows users June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Be it browsing the Internet, writing a document, preparing an Excel sheet or reading a webpage, we use a plethora of commands on our Windows computer - including copying and pasting content, or minimising windows, or switching between different tabs. Most of use constantly go back and froth...
  • Gesture-swipe keyboards that let you type by waving your hands May 2, 2014

    Toronto: In what could bring about some sweeping changes to the information technology, scientists are now on their way to present "gesture-swipe" keyboards that lets you type messages simply by waving your hands in the air. Based partly on sensor technology built for the Microsoft Kinect games, the keyboards of the...
  • Samsung's 'Galaxy Glass' wants to turn your hands into a keyboard March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Internet is already abuzz with reports that Samsung is working on its own wearable headset computer, and now a new report has emerged claiming that Samsung's answer to Google Glass could be a step ahead of its rival and might turn your hands into a QWERTY keyboard. A...
  • BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan Seacrest over keyboard design January 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off artist. The allegations emerged in a patent infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by BlackBerry. The suit targets an iPhone keyboard made by Typo Products...
  • Condom to sex: Google's weird list of banned words for Android 4.4 KitKat December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: It seems that Google now wants you to make use of words in a more careful and responsible way, and thus, has drawn off many words, including a bunch of profane words, from its built-in dictionary for Android. With the rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has now...
  • 11 keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work and save time October 21, 2013

    Whenever we work on a PC, there are a few basic commands that we commonly follow - no matter what all tasks we are performing. Whether we are writing on a word processor, surfing web, or multitasking, we tend to perform some basic functions like opening a new tab, minimising...
  • BlackBerry Q5 is priced better than the Q10 and the Z10: Ivor Soans July 16, 2013

    After launching its top-of-the-line smartphones running the BlackBerry 10 OS, the company today launched the mid-range BlackBerry Q5 in India. The BlackBerry Q5 is BlackBerry's third smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 system. While the earlier attempts by Blackberry were highly criticised for their high pricing, will the BlackBerry...
  • BlackBerry Q5 comes to India at Rs 24,990; in stores from July 17 July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has launched its much-awaited lower-priced BlackBerry Q5 smartphone in India today at a price of Rs 24,990 and will be available across India from July 20 and in select stores from July 17. Unveiled in May, the BlackBerry Q5 is BlackBerry's third smartphone to run the new BlackBerry...
  • Google adds native Android keyboard to Play store June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has rolled out its Android virtual keyboard - Google Keyboard - to its Play Store. Google Keyboard is available in the Play Store for devices running Android 4.0 and above. Google Keyboard includes gesture typing, automatic error correction, and word predictions. It also lets users tap the microphone...
  • Researchers develop QWERTY keyboard for the smart watch generation April 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The smart watch revolution is only just about beginning but is expected to pick up great speed later this year when Apple unveils iWatch. Even Microsoft is said to be preparing a smart watch, while LG and Samsung have also announced that they are working on their versions of...
  • Google's Eric Schmidt uses a BlackBerry! March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a BlackBerry! May be too surprising, but it's true. "I am a BlackBerry user. I like the keyboard of BlackBerry," said Schmidt answering some rapid-fire questions from the Editor of a British daily at Google's Big Tent - a forum to discuss...
  • Facebook revamps Messages, adds two-pane layout August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Facebook has now introduced a new look for messages. The revamped look for Facebook messages has a two-panel layout that features a list of your most recent messages on the left side and a reading pane on the right. Currently, the Facebook messages page is organised into a...
  • Logitech unveils washable keyboard K310 August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Logitech has unveiled the latest in its line of PC keyboards - the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310. From a light dusting to a rinse in the kitchen sink, this keyboard is easy to clean and dry. It also has a sleek, thin profile. The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 can...
  • 22 keyboard shortcuts for a better Twitter experience February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Now that everyone on Twitter has been moved to the new version of the Twitter interface, you can accelerate your tweeting experience using keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts may feel a bit difficult to remember, but you will start using them on reflex once you get a little hang of...
  • Chennai: young keyboardists create Guinness record November 30, 2011

    Chennai: As the little ones let their fingers to do their magical work on the keyboard, mellifluous tones emerged, transporting everyone present there to another world. It was an evening of record breaking music and soothing performances by the 109 disciples of M S Martin, who had no difficulties breaking...
  • Mobile computing set to get 'keyless keyboard' September 17, 2010

    Jerusalem: An Israeli start-up has launched a system that aims to make mobile computing easier by letting users type on invisible keys instead of a keyboard that typically takes up much of the screen. SnapKeys calls its technology the "keyless keyboard" and has forged a deal with Philips Electronics to market...
  • Apple redesigns iMac, MacBook; reveals Magic Mouse October 21, 2009

    Apple revamped its desktop and laptop lines on Tuesday, dramatically redesigning the iMac all-in-one and MacBook laptop. Apple has also added a few updates to its Mac Mini line of small-scale desktops. It introduced a handful of updated peripherals, with a multitouch mouse bringing the most thorough changes. New iMacs The...
  • Watch: Keyboard cat, web's latest sensation May 8, 2009

    The keyboard cat has become a recurring theme tagged onto the end of some of the web's classic videos ...
  • Computer keyboards can be dirtier than a toilet May 2, 2008

    Canberra: Think twice before eating those dropped crumbs off your computer keyboard — you might as well be eating off a toilet seat, according to a new study on the amount of germs on keyboards. A study by British consumer magazine Which? Computing asked a microbiologist to examine 33 keyboards...
  • At age of 12, he's got 400 concerts to his credit November 14, 2007

    Chennai: At just a glance, it would be hard to believe that the fingers fluttering over the keyboard is that of a 12-year-old. "I want to become a musician playing Carnatic on keyboard. When you think of Mandolin, you think of my guru Srinivas. If you think of violin, you think...
  • Going hi-tech means going wire-free November 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Technology has crossed the bridge of messy wires and complicated circuitry. Making your computer Wi-Fi is a simple process, requiring two dongles which should be plugged into the computer's USB ports. The first device controls the keyboard and the mouse. The second device is a bluetooth which, when plugged into...
  • Your comp could be poisoning you June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The computer you sit in front of for large parts of the day could be harming you. It has components that affect your nervous system, kidneys, reproductive organs, even your brain. A Greenpeace survey finds Indian computers contain hazardous elements like lead and bromine. A study on the...
  • Now, keyboards can take a backseat June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Tappity tap tappity tap- that is the sound made by people at work. Imagine a world without keyboards, mice or keypads full of tiny keys. And it is not an ad for Apple’s new iPhone. A cell phone that should hit India sometime next year is a taste of...
  • Boy plays for 72 hrs, breaks world record June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: A 17-year old boy broke the world record by playing 72 hours continuously on the keyboard in Tiruchirappalli. A student of St John Vestry Higher Secondary school in the city, Robin Patricks started playing on the keyboard at 1000 hours (IST) on January 13 at a hotel auditorium. His feat...
  • Review: Pluck the new Blackberry November 22, 2006

    BlackBerry handhelds have always been targeted at business professionals who rely heavily on email. Features that made the BlackBerrys different from conventional phones were the focus on sending and receiving email, being called 'email phones', and the full QWERTY keyboard with the thumb wheel that has recently lead to a...