The ZRRO Hoverpad Is Almost The Game Controller I Want For My TV

A few weeks ago I found a crazy idea on Kickstarter: A gamepad that basically lets you touch your television without leaving your couch. It promises to track your fingers and display their location on the TV before they touch down. Now I've tried it. It's promising, but needs work. » 3/14/15 1:00pm 3/14/15 1:00pm

Apple Patent Supports Rumors of Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreens

Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on enhanced sensors capable of detecting different levels of pressure. Now, an Apple patent for pressure-sensitive touchscreens could lend that rumor some credence. » 11/12/13 8:08am 11/12/13 8:08am

Leap Motion's Sick 3D Gesture Control Hardware Will Only Cost $80

Leap Motion's amazing-looking gesture control debuted last May, and it's had developers crawling all over it ever since. Now, the company is finally getting ready to sell it to you—and it'll only cost $80. » 2/27/13 8:01am 2/27/13 8:01am

Asus Is Putting Sick 3D Gesture Controls in Its PCs This Year

Leap Motion's amazing-looking gesture control debuted last May, and has had developers crawling all over it ever since. Now, Asus has announced that it's teaming up with the company to produce a range of computers using the tech—and they should be here this year. » 1/03/13 9:04am 1/03/13 9:04am

Why a Keyboard—not a Processor or Screen or Anything Else—Is the Only…

The killer (or be killed) feature of that new Microsoft Surface for Windows RT is its keyboard. The tablet itself is a wonderful device. It's got a great body and a (seemingly) fast processor. But input is everything. » 6/19/12 4:40pm 6/19/12 4:40pm

This 20-Button Mouse Puts Your Everything to Shame

Some might think that Logitech has gone off the UI deep-end with its latest gaming mouse. It tops the company's previous efforts, and those of its competitors, with a total of twenty—count 'em twenty—programmable buttons. » 6/14/12 9:01am 6/14/12 9:01am

Is This the Best Gesture Control System Ever?

Gesture control as we know it is rudimentary at best. But a new San Francisco startup called Leap Motion has just announced a new 3D motion control system that its claims is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market—and it's set to cost just $70. » 5/21/12 3:51am 5/21/12 3:51am

Microsoft Can Detect Your Gestures Using Just Your Computer's Audio

Kinect has drawn a huge amount of interest, not just from gamers but computer scientists, engineers and artists. Now, it seems Microsoft is branching out, because one of its latest research projects offers gesture control powered by just a computer's speakers, microphone, and some inaudible sound. » 5/08/12 5:34am 5/08/12 5:34am

Mind-Blowing Disney Sensor Tech Brings Gesture Based Computing To…

Disney Research (which presumably has lots of mice) created a new sensing system called Touché that can sense a wide variety of human hand and body interactions, not just touch screens, but in all sorts of objects—even liquids. » 5/06/12 11:00am 5/06/12 11:00am

It's Time to Exterminate the Mouse

If you're buying a new computer and it comes with a mouse you're probably looking at a shitty machine bundled with a relic. The age of the mouse is over. Anyone pushing them with new computers is selling crap. » 2/21/12 11:30am 2/21/12 11:30am

Inflatable Interface Lets You Literally Poke Your Friends

In an attempt to make hitting a poke button convey as much emotion as actually jabbing someone with your finger, researchers at Osaka University have developed a smart balloon interface that knows when it's being touched or squeezed. » 10/24/11 11:40am 10/24/11 11:40am

Nuance May Be Scooping Up Swype For $100 Million

Nuance is reportedly acquiring Swype, the company behind the popular keyboard alternative for Android. The purchase price is estimated to be a cool $100 million. » 10/06/11 9:30pm 10/06/11 9:30pm

Hacking Keyboard Is Quiet And Maybe A Little Confusing

This Happy Hacking Keyboard Type-S doesn't have any text on the keys, because come on, when you speak 1337 you don't need freaking letters, yo. But even better, it's dead silent so you can hack into servers and shut down the CIA's website without having to worry about pounding so loud on the keyboard that you wake up… » 6/16/11 11:40pm 6/16/11 11:40pm

EvoMouse: Any Flat Surface Is Now Your Multitouch Trackpad

We've seen virtual keyboards before, but not many virtual trackpads, if any in the consumer space. EvoMouse is here to change that, bundling their input device in the cutest piece of plastic possible. » 3/16/11 6:40pm 3/16/11 6:40pm

Is There a Future For the Spherical Mouse?

Touch screens are allowing us to break free from mouses and cursors and interact with the things we see on our displays more directly. But maybe the mouse just needed an overhaul—here's how the latest spherical one works. » 11/04/10 12:40pm 11/04/10 12:40pm

SteelSeries Shift Transforms Into the Perfect Keyboard For Any Game

The SteelSeries Shift isn't just a high quality gaming keyboard with programmable macros out the wazoo. Its real trick is accommodating specially-crafted keysets for games like WoW and Starcraft 2, transforming you into a wizard at any game you play. » 9/23/10 1:50pm 9/23/10 1:50pm

How To Pick the Right Android Keyboard For YOU

There are tons of ways to tap text into your Android (y'know, when you're not just talking to it). CareAce looked at the stock 2.1 keyboard, Better, Swype Beta, TouchPal, SwiftKey Beta, and ThickButtons and sorted out what's what. » 9/02/10 10:00pm 9/02/10 10:00pm

The Razer BlackWidow: A Mechanical Keyboard Fine Tuned For Gaming

Razer spent the last 3 years engineering a mechanical keyboard that was optimized for gaming—one that had crisp, clicky, and fully-programmable keys that weren't fatiguing to trigger. That keyboard is the Razer BlackWidow. » 8/18/10 5:30pm 8/18/10 5:30pm

Apple Awarded Patents for iPhone's Slide to Unlock and Pop-Up Keyboard

Today, nearly three years after their filing, the United States Patent & Trademark Office awarded Apple a patent that covers the design of the iPhone's popping character keyboard and slide to unlock functions. » 8/17/10 1:54pm 8/17/10 1:54pm