Blackberry Is Bringing Back the Slider Phone Because Sure Why Not

When square phones don't quite work and suing Ryan Seacrest is taking too long, what's a BlackBerry to do? Combine the weirdest new hardware trend and a classic old one together in one super (silly?) smartphone. Blackberry just teased the new "dual-curved, all-touch display with a keyboard—yes a slider device!" at… » 3/03/15 9:45am 3/03/15 9:45am

Microsoft's Folding Keyboard for iOS and Android Is a Razor-Thin Beauty

Imagine a keyboard that you can carry around like a wallet—almost as thin as paper, just a few millimeters—and that works with any smartphone or tablet, be it Android, iOS or Windows Phone. This is exactly what Microsoft's new fold-able keyboard is, a little beauty for those who really miss physical keyboards… » 3/02/15 12:10pm 3/02/15 12:10pm

Review: This Laptop With a Mechanical Keyboard Is Delightfully Crazy

I'm typing this on a laptop with a real keyboard. Real, as in without the compromise in size, tactility or function that you've come to expect in laptops. I don't really know how to express how strange that is. » 2/20/15 1:00pm 2/20/15 1:00pm

This Mechanical Keyboard Is Secretly An Android Computer

Your keyboard is boring—it doesn't do anything special or unique. You could change that: some crazy bastards in China have built a keyboard that's secretly a quad-core Android PC. » 2/04/15 11:00pm 2/04/15 11:00pm

I Can't Stop Buying Ridiculous Keyboards

Your keyboard is boring—completely practical, functional, useful even, but also awful, boring and stupid. You just don't know it yet. I learned about boring keyboards in college, when a nasty case of carpel tunnel syndrome threatened to silence my fingers forever. Then, one day, my father lent me a ridiculous vertical… » 2/02/15 3:10pm 2/02/15 3:10pm

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… » 1/21/15 1:40pm 1/21/15 1:40pm

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've 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… » 12/23/14 9:43am 12/23/14 9:43am

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. » 12/02/14 9:47am 12/02/14 9:47am

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 $50,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal—so close, but yet still so far. » 11/25/14 3:21pm 11/25/14 3:21pm

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? » 11/25/14 2:01pm 11/25/14 2:01pm

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… » 11/25/14 8:38am 11/25/14 8:38am

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… » 10/30/14 4:06pm 10/30/14 4:06pm

Logitech's New iPad Keyboard Hides Mechanical Keys in a Spillproof Skin

Cleaning up after a spill is made even worse when your toppled drink also destroys your keyboard. So it looks like Logitech has removed the waterproof keyboard from its iPad cases and turned it into a standalone wireless unit, called the Keys-To-Go, that's designed to work with your iOS devices, Apple TV, and of… » 10/28/14 8:54am 10/28/14 8:54am

The 1,300-Person Quest To Build the Perfect Mechanical Keyboard

The keyboard is functionally invisible. It's the single piece of hardware you touch the most. But despite being your primary interface with the digital world, it's remained almost unchanged for decades, ignored, except for the small community of enthusiasts who design, program, and build their own—like the Infinity… » 10/15/14 11:00am 10/15/14 11:00am

Why We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards (Even Though They're Awful)

How intuitive are modern keyboards? It can take a beginner ages to really get up to speed with a QWERTY keyboard, and without some form of formal training, most people wind up becoming one-finger typists. » 10/08/14 1:40pm 10/08/14 1:40pm

How Predictive Keyboards Work (and How You Can Train Yours Better)

Almost all of us have a predictive keyboard on our smartphone, which suggests upcoming words for super-fast typing. Even so, they're not perfect, and sometimes turn up hilarious results. Luckily, it's not hard to train your keyboard to understand you, once you know how it works. » 10/08/14 11:28am 10/08/14 11:28am

The iPhone 6 Plus Is Still Awkward to Balance With a One-Handed Keyboard

Meet One-Handed Keyboard, the first (obviously) one-handed keyboard for the iPhone 6 Plus. It will help you type a little bit easier, but the only thing is, it won't make your big-ass phone any easier to balance in just one smallish hand. » 10/07/14 3:50pm 10/07/14 3:50pm