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London 2012 soccer - Friday's Google doodle game

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Google may not realise that most of the world calls it football, but the final Olympian doodle of the week challenges the web searching millions to a game of goalkeepingAnother day, another doodling Olympics challenge. And after hurdles, basketball and canoeing/kayaking, here comes ... goalkeeping.This one is pretty simple. Just...
London 2012 soccer - Friday's Google doodle game

Bump crafts a way to share files between phones and PCs using any modern browser

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Bump, the service that allows people to share contact information with one another just by literally bumping devices, has brought its service to the desktop. What this means is today, your Android and iOS device can sync with any PC simply by bumping the device against the keyboard’s space bar...
Bump crafts a way to share files between phones and PCs using any modern browser

Google Reader Adds HTML5 Support

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Google Reader has released a slew of new updates today, the most prominent being support for HTML5-powered videos and audio.As HTML5 gains steam, partially due to Apple’s war against Adobe Flash, more and more websites are switching to HTML5 interfaces that work on both the desktop and mobile phones....
Google Reader Adds HTML5 Support
Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case Gives Logitech A Competitor For The Best iPad Keyboard Crown

SwiftKey Keyboard for Android Gets Smarter

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The autocorrect function on smartphone keyboards can be helpful, but it can also lead to some hilarious and embarrassing mistakes. SwiftKey, a virtual keyboard for Android, looks to eliminate those errors by learning how you type and predicting what you’ll write next, and it’s getting smarter. Today, TouchType, the developers...
SwiftKey Keyboard for Android Gets Smarter

Xpadder: Play PC games with a game controller instead of a keyboard

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Many casual Web or Flash games would do well to implement gamepad controls. Platformers and bullet-hell titles are a perfect example. Sure, you can get by with WASD and the space bar, but it's not 1992 anymore. You shouldn't be forced to just get by when you've got that shiny,...
Xpadder: Play PC games with a game controller instead of a keyboard
Early Look: BlackBerry 10′s New Take On Touchscreen Typing
Play this: fight the Crazy 88 in this 8-bit remake of 'Kill Bill'

Satisfy Your Repressed Desire to Destroy the New York Times With This ‘Stupid Game’

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The NYT's answer to the Kick Ass app Oh, those New York Times Magazine folks--they're so edgy these days. In a think piece about the rise of "Angry Birds, Farmville and other hyperaddictive 'stupid games,'" the Times proves how truly addictive the Zynga canon is by embedding their own version...
Satisfy Your Repressed Desire to Destroy the New York Times With This ‘Stupid Game’

Review: Sparkbooth Turns a PC Into a Photo booth

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Looking for a neat party favor? No need to rent a photo booth to capture a few silly photos when you have Sparkbooth installed on your computer. This clever application lets you use a webcam and a computer to capture photo strips, almost as if you were sitting in...
Review: Sparkbooth Turns a PC Into a Photo booth

Three smart ways to use the iOS Shortcuts feature

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Typing on my iPhone keyboard is not my idea of fun. (Oh, for an Android-style Swype or SwiftKey Flow option.) That's especially true when I have to type the same things over and over again, like my e-mail address. You know the drill: You install a new app, then...
Three smart ways to use the iOS Shortcuts feature

Google adds Chinese character enhancements to Google Handwrite

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Google announced Friday that it updated Google Handwrite to differentiate imprecise characters and allow overlapping of characters and simultaneous writing of multiple characters in Chinese. The Internet Giant said on the Inside Search blog that it now provides “alternate interpretations of your characters that you can select above the space...
Google adds Chinese character enhancements to Google Handwrite

Five important Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

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Regular readers know of my fondness for keyboard shortcuts, especially those that help me navigate in and around Windows more easily. If ever I needed "more easily," it's for Windows 8. Microsoft's new OS has earned its share of critics (myself among them) for being unintuitive, with various popular...
Five important Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts
A Month In With The Nexus 4: Google Strengths Emerge

Fleksy for Android beta hands-on

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You may be familiar with Syntellia's Fleksy -- its predictive touch typing solution has already been available to iOS users since last July. But as we recently learned at CES, the company's gearing up to offer Android and Spanish-language versions. It's not something you'll necessarily see in the Google...
Fleksy for Android beta hands-on

Swiftkey 3 out now, on special

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Version 3 of the award winning Swiftkey for Android is now available ($2.00,Google Play). The popular replacement keyboard has undergone a makeover with the most significant addition a new spacing prediction algorithm. Additional enhancements include a larger space bar, a dedicated comma key, new keyboard themes, better punctuation correction and...
Swiftkey 3 out now, on special

Google Handwrite updated to distinguish between, overlap, and write multiple characters at a time

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Google on Friday announced improvements to Google Handwrite in the area of recognition quality as well as new features to make it easier and faster to handwrite your searches. The company says the latest version now lets you distinguish between ambiguous characters, overlap them, and write multiple ones at once...
Google Handwrite updated to distinguish between, overlap, and write multiple characters at a time

SwiftKey 3 Beta launches, no space bar required (video)

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Just when we thought our favorite Android virtual keyboard couldn't get much better, TouchType decided to prove us wrong by launching SwiftKey 3 Beta. If you're one of the product's 30,000+ VIP users, you'll want to get your hands on the company's newest creation right now, for free. What's...
SwiftKey 3 Beta launches, no space bar required (video)
Fleksy Eyes-Free Mobile Keyboard Comes To Android At CES 2013 [Video]

Bump's Super Popular App Just Got A Million Times Cooler With Its Latest Update

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Popular iPhone/Android app Bump has racked up over 75 million downloads. Today the it's been updated allowing you to share photos from your phone to your computer by just tapping your phone against the space bar.  Pretty neat. Here is what to do: Download the free Bump app for iPhone or...
Bump's Super Popular App Just Got A Million Times Cooler With Its Latest Update
Digital Natives And Doctors Rejoice, Google Handwrite Gets Faster And Smarter

SwiftKey 3 for Android out of beta: bigger spacebar, smarter auto spacing and more (video)

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"Lleasexqllme." SwiftKey 3 won't see that as gibberish, but as "Please call me," thanks to its new spacing prediction that has been repeatedly tweaked since the beta first came out in April. The app is now final and available to both smartphone and tablet users over at Google Play....
SwiftKey 3 for Android out of beta: bigger spacebar, smarter auto spacing and more (video)

London 2012 basketball - Wednesday's Google doodle game

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After Tuesday's button bashing hurdles game, Google is back with a slightly trickier hoops simOn Tuesday, it was hurdles; today, it's hoops. Yes, Google has given over its Olympic doodle to another mini-game this morning. This time, visitors to the Google homepage get to lob basketballs through a hoop by...
London 2012 basketball - Wednesday's Google doodle game

I'd be all thumbs with a non-qwerty keyboard | Morven Crumlish

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Touch-typing has been more useful to me than all my other skills and qualifications. The new Kalq keyboard is not for meWhat's got two thumbs and can type 65 words a minute? This guy! Researchers have designed a new keyboard layout for tablets and smartphones which leaves eight of the...
I'd be all thumbs with a non-qwerty keyboard | Morven Crumlish

Minuum Turns To Indiegogo To Fund A New Mobile Software Keyboard For Smartphones And Beyond

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Toronto-based startup Whirlscape believes that taking a keyboard originally designed for a typewriter, turning it digital and calling it a day is the wrong way to go about making the best possible smartphone text entry experience. That’s why the young company from a team of University of Toronto faculty...
Minuum Turns To Indiegogo To Fund A New Mobile Software Keyboard For Smartphones And Beyond

Nexus One From an iPhone Developer’s Perspective

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Jeff LaMarche on the Nexus One: To make matters worse, the sensors on the Nexus One for the four hardware buttons is not exactly aligned with the silkscreened icons. You have to tap noticeably above the button to get it to register. That was very frustrating for me until someone...
Nexus One From an iPhone Developer’s Perspective

SteelSeries announces Apex and Apex [RAW] gaming keyboards (yes, the keys are backlit)

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If the keyboards we saw in the run up to CES told us anything, it's that you ain't a serious gamer unless your keys be lit. We guess it's a good thing, then, that the two new 'boards SteelSeries has brought to the show -- the Apex and Apex...
SteelSeries announces Apex and Apex [RAW] gaming keyboards (yes, the keys are backlit)

New Swiftkey 3 removes the need for spacebar

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Noneedforspaces Swiftkey has announced the launch of a new version of Swiftkey, the popular Android keyboard, that promises to make typing on the go even easier. The crux of the new app, Swiftkey 3, now compensates for when you don't hit the space key, automatically inserting spaces and correcting...
New Swiftkey 3 removes the need for spacebar

TouchPal Keyboard brings slide typing to iOS and Android devices

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Sometimes it’s difficult to get excited about a keyboard app. After all, it’s a basic tool designed to help you bash out words one after the other, not an exciting new social platform or video game to play around with. TouchPal Keyboard, a free app from CooTek, deserves your attention...
TouchPal Keyboard brings slide typing to iOS and Android devices

Logitech unveils its Solar Keyboard Folio for the new iPad and iPad 2, we go hands-on

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There are all sorts of ways to go green these days, from driving an EV to installing super efficient light bulbs, and now Logitech's given us an environmentally friendly way to type tactilely on a tablet. It's a new iPad and iPad 2-friendly case called the Solar Keyboard Folio,...
Logitech unveils its Solar Keyboard Folio for the new iPad and iPad 2, we go hands-on
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