Google's Awesome Native Keyboard Is Now an Android App

Google Keyboard is Google's new keyboard replacement app that's very similar to Swype or SwiftKey. It's live in the Google Play store now, and it'll make your phone, regardless of manufacturer, a little bit more like a Nexus. Read More >>

The Surface Type and Touch Covers Are Getting More Functional

If you looked at the Microsoft Surface Type and Touch Cover keyboards and wanted more keys, you'll be getting them. Well, sort of. Microsoft is updating the keyboard to add the ability to toggle between what the keys on the top row do. It's a little bit confusing but if you love your function keys, you'll definitely know your way around. Read More >>

Swype's Keyboard Is Now Out of Beta and in the Play Store — For 65p

Swype has finally dropped its Beta tag and gone official — which means it's now in the Play store, easy to install, and no longer free. Read More >>

SwiftKey 4 Hits Android, Line-Drawing Flow Enhancements in Tow

The incredibly popular SwiftKey keyboard, which replaces Android's default text input system with a word-predicting engine and more, has been updated today. SwiftKey 4 adds line-drawing gesture tools to its spec sheet, along with numerous other design updates. Read More >>

This Dumb Physical iPhone Keyboard Is Actually Real

For some reason, a small and backward-looking pool of people in the tech industry still believe that people hate typing on touch screens. Hence this plastic monstrosity, that seemingly aims to convert your sleek iPhone into a lumpen BlackBerry. Err, thanks? Read More >>

This Is Probably the Best Looking Keyboard/Gamepad You'll Ever See For the iPhone 5

Magnets? Check. 2mm thin? Check. Keyboard and gaming controller? Check. Bluetooth, with '40 hours' battery life? Yep, this thing sounds awesome. Meet the Ex-Hybrid controller from China -- lord knows if it's actually any good or not, but it certainly looks slick. Read More >>

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Is Apple Basically Turning the Apple TV Into a Tiny Mac Mini?

The £100 Apple TV really could be Apple's secret weapon in the living room, but it's basically gimped, especially in the UK. No apps, no browser, not much content other than Netflix and expensive iTunes. But what's this? Apple's adding full Bluetooth keyboard support? Now you're talking. Read More >>

Report: The Surface's Keyboard Cover Is Literally Coming Apart at the Seams

Above all else, it's probably the keyboard-come-cover of Microsoft's Surface that has garnered most attention since the tablet was first announced. Ironic, then, that some reports are cropping up that suggest it—quite literally—seems to be coming apart at the seams now it's seeing some action. Read More >>

Why Wait For Jelly Bean, Grab Android 4.2's Fancy New Keyboard Now

A slightly unfinished but perfectly usable version of Google's new gesture-based Android 4.2 keyboard has been made available online, which should work for just about anyone using a phone or tablet running Google's Android 4.0 code or higher. Read More >>

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Archos 101 XS Tablet Review: One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back

Think Microsoft Surface is the only one that gets to have fun with a keyboard hidden in the tablet's cover? Hell naw, quoth Archos. The 101 XS Tablet is bringing some old-style clickity-clack to the tablet game. If only they'd made it, you know, work. Read More >>

Why a Keyboard—not a Processor or Screen or Anything Else—Is the Only Way to Beat Apple

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. Read More >>

Please, Apple, Make the iPad Keyboard Work Like This

Editing text on the iPad can be a total pain. Say you want to insert a word in the middle of sentence. You have to tap just so or you'll stick it in the wrong spot. A guy named Daniel Hooper thinks there needs to be a better way, showing off his idea for a superior alternative in the video above. Read More >>

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SwiftKey 3 Has Just Killed the Spacebar

Why hit the spacebar when you simply don’t need to? SwiftKey’s new Android keyboard is smart enough to know when you meant to insert that space, even if you didn’t in a whole sentence – no more incoherent virtual keyboard gibberish, just neatly formed prose from your frantic screen-bashing. Read More >>

Apple Patent Hints at Super-Slim Keyboards of the Future

In its quest to make computers insanely slim, Apple has been looking into ways to make existing keyboards even thinner. A patent revealed this week shows it might be possible to shrink size, but who knows what it could do to performance. Read More >>

A Retro Mouse and Mouse Mat-Combo Is Your RSI-Inducing Deal of the Day

We’ve got an array of modern gadgets and gizmos at tremendous prices further down in this piece, but the one that has tickled us the most today is decidedly retro. Read More >>

Meet the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the World's First Supercomputer Tablet

When Apple's Power Mac G4 came out it was classified as a super computer. It had dual-processors! What would the people of the past have made of this tablet computer, which is the first to have a quad-core processor? Read More >>


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