It seems like everyone is excited about smartwatches at the moment. The whole industry is gearing up for a big push over the next few years as a whole new product category is opened up… but there is one problem….
Logitech have been churning out high-quality gaming accessories for PC players for years now, which makes it all the more surprising that their newly-revealed G710+ is actually their first mechanical keyboard. High-speed and incredibly responsive compared to a rubber-domed keyboard,…
The UK government announced today that it wants to teach Twitter in primary schools as part of a campaign to make online communication and social media part of the national curriculum. Kids will also be taught to use Wikipedia, how to blog, and proper typing skills alongside traditional handwriting skills.
The plans, which also remove the Victorians and Second World War from the primary syllabus, were going to be launched next month, but leaked early in the Guardian. Analysts and teacher groups have cautiously welcomed the moves, though they wonder why current trends are being given so much weight.
Personally, I’m glad that Wikipedia, blogging and proper keyboard usage are being taught – all of those are, for the moment, here to stay. I’m a little confused, though, as to why Twitter has been singled out. It’s not that revolutionary and, even speaking as a heavy user, it’s current prominence in the news is surely no more than a passing media fad caused by high-profile celebrities joining up. Students should certainly understand online communication, but I’m not convinced Twitter is the best way to show them.
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A bunch of Swiss researchers have worked out “a variety” of ways to steal passwords from wired keyboards. That’s right – wired keyboards. It relies on the electromagnetic emanations that happen when you push the keys on the keyboard, and you can see a demonstration in the video above…
Keyboards aren’t the most hyped of peripherals. You don’t get major keynotes with the unveiling of a new keyboard slowing the internet down a little – after all, there is only so much you can do with them: adding any major new functionality, such as a new letter, would require a complete reworking of the English language – and it isn’t quite within, say, Logitech or even Microsoft’s marketing budget to promote the 27th letter of the alphabet and license it to publishers and newspapers to create a “product eco-system”. This isn’t to say keyboards aren’t important though – they’re probably the most mission-critical device in any computer. I’ve used mine a few hundred times just typing this paragraph. So it’s with this in mind that you should pay attention to these new Logitech keyboards.
Logitech has come up with three new keyboards, all of which offer roughly the same functionality of a key for each letter of the alphabet, with most keys offering dual or even triple functionality, freeing up precious desk real estate…
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