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Review: Asus VivoMouse

- July 9th, 2014

The basic design of the mouse has not really changed that much over the years. Sure, optical sensors have replaced trackballs and some gaming mouses have a futuristic scifi look with extra buttons and ridges that make it easier to grip.  But the basic functionality has not really changed.

The Asus VivoMouse, on the other hand, turns the standard mouse design onto its head by adding a circular three-point multi-touch touchpad on top. The VivoMouse can be used as either a standard mouse by moving it along a surface or you can drag your finger along the top of the device to use it much as you would a touchpad on a laptop.

Asus VivoMouse

Asus VivoMouse. (Supplied)

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Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds Voice Messaging Support

- July 8th, 2014

Skype 5 pic

It seems that since the release of Skype 5.0 for iPhone less than a month ago the good folks at Skype have been really listening and taking user feedback to heart.  According to their blog, Skype 5.1 for iPhone added some additional capabilities including the ability to edit a message, delete a conversation and add a contact filter that selects Skype contacts only. And now, the newly minted Skype 5.2 for iPhone adds a few more features and returns old ones that people have been asking for.

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The perfect pouch for the TruRunner

- July 4th, 2014

TruRunner_Layout 

As the mercury climbs, we do away with the hoodies and tracksuits and opt for T-shirts and shorts we find ourselves with fewer pockets and places to keep our keys, smartphones and the like as we head out and about for a walk or a run. One solution to avoid a knapsack or a bulky fanny pack is the TruRunner by Bracketron, a sturdy diminutive lightweight waist pack to store the necessities you need to carry.

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Qwerkywriter – a typewriter-inspired keyboard for your tablet

- July 4th, 2014

If you’re like me and miss the feel of an old-school mechanical keyboard, when using the virtual keyboard on your tablet or the flat keys on your sleek notebook computer, then you might be interested in the Qwerkywriter.

The brainchild of Brian Min of Walnut Creek, Calif.,  the Qwertywriter is a mechanical keyboard that takes its inspiration from a typewriter.

Min recently closed a successful Kickstarter campaign for the device where he received US$129,164 for a goal of $90,000.

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