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.
“Look Up.” (Video screenshot)
Not that it’s an original statement, but a U.K. writer has created a new video that shows how our addiction to mobile devices and social media makes us engage less with one another.
Dell Venue 8 Pro. (HO)
The Dell Venue 8 Pro is hardworking, fast and fun – and good value for the price point. Here’s a quick and dirty guide:
Let’s start with first impressions: This is a tablet that weighs less than a pound and feels great in your hand with a nice textured back.
Although Google Glass has yet to be officially released yet and so only a handful of people actually have access to the product, members of the public are already freaking out about potential privacy violations.
Now there is a new app that will creep out Google Glass naysayers even more. Developed by FacialNetwork.com, “NameTag” lets the wearer identify people he or she encounters. You take a photo of the person with Google Glass and the app uploads the photo to a server and does a web search to find related photos and social media profiles in order to determine who the person is – in other words, putting a name-tag on the person.
Gadgets as gifts are truly great to give and to get but how do you select just the right one from the wave of offerings out there? The truth is it’s tough. So here’s a selection of just a few to give you some last-minute food for thought and help you wade through the sea of gadgetry for this holiday season.