Apple's Auto-Correct Team Still Terrorised by The Simpsons' Auto-Correct Parody 20 Years Later

A 1994 episode of The Simpsons which laughed at Apple's early attempts at auto-correction spurred on the team to (try to) make a better job of it, with the term 'Eat Up Martha' becoming something of a regular catchphrase during the development of the iOS keyboard. Read More >>

How Typing on a Smart Watch Might Actually Make Sense

Called Zoomboard, the idea is that a small screen can contain a full QWERTY keyboard by smartly zooming as you type. Press down on part of the keyboard, and it zooms to show keys in just that area; pressing again types a letter. It also uses swipes to help you edit: swipe right to insert a space, left to delete, or up to see symbols. Read More >>

This is the New, Free Browser Game From the Creator of Minecraft

Bored this Monday lunchtime? Check out Drop, the new free-to-play browser game from Notch, the creator of the epic Minecraft. It's like Mavis Beacon slammed into Super Hexagon. Addictive and useful. It's practically, err, educational. Read More >>

How Fast Do You Type?

Back in the day, typing was something of a specialised skill. Or so I am led to believe. Frankly, it's hard to imagine. Now typing up a document isn't a task for some army of receptionists, but rather something we all do every day, at work, at home, on our phones (but that's different). Read More >>

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Is It Okayyyyyy To Say Heyyyyyyyyyy?

There's a virus we need to talk about. It's spread between our brains, fingers, and keyboards, we rarely think about it, and we almost all do it. Maybe it's harmless. Or maybe it's corroding our entire language. Ughhhhhhhhhhh! Read More >>

Play This Typing Karoake Game to Get Better at Typing

We're not all blessed with the vocal chords or performance abilities to be a karoake superstar but we've all spent a heckuva lotta time with our fingers on a keyboard. So prove your typing skills by playing Typing Karoake, it's an 8-bit typing game that lets you type out song lyrics as if you were singing karoake. It's fun! Read More >>

Is Handwriting Dead?

These days, virtually all of our personal communication is performed digitally or over the phone. We type emails; compose tweets; blurt out status updates; spit out instant messages; make phone calls... and not a single bit of it is handwritten. Read More >>

This Keyboard's Thin Display Keeps Your Eyes Focused on Typing For Better Concentration

The Smartype seems better suited for hunt and peck typists who spend more time staring at their keyboard than their displays. But its creators claim its tiny display will actually make even touch typists more productive by allowing them to concentrate on the keys at hand. Read More >>

Nobody Writes Anything Anymore, Says Study

Have any of you picked up a pen and paper to scrawl some note or jot down a quick to do list only to find your hand muscles have gone slack and your once-clear, familiar handwriting now crooked and forced? I have. Sometimes. It's really rather sad. Read More >>

Your Crummy iPad Typing May Be Apple's Fault Not Yours

It turns out that the iPad may be ignoring some of your frantic virtual key bashing, as you attempt to respond to your boss’s email you should have replied to hours ago. In a slow motion video, the iPad clearly ignores key presses as the guy types. Read More >>

Gizmodo US Sets New Guinness World Record For Fastest Single Handed iPad Alphabet Typing

Yeah, the Yanks beat us. We tried valiantly with frenzied single handed, single finger typing; but at 6.9 seconds we weren't a scratch on Woody from Giz US, with his gargantuan, world beating time of 3.93 seconds. Hats off Woody. Impressive stuff. [Guinness World Records] Read More >>


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