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Blue aims for foolproof podcast audio with Nessie

Blue Microphones has a new mic, and this one's built for entry-level podcasters without a lot of audio skill.

Phone add-on Mauz wants to put you in control of everything (video)

Mauz is a tiny accessory that plugs into your smartphone, turning it into a controller for everything from laptops to set-top boxes. A working prototype was on display at CES 2013; it's on track for a June release.

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Tobii plans to sell its PC eye-control add-on to developers from next week

Tobii Technology will soon start shipping a device that allows users to control a PC using their eyes. Developers will be able to buy the REX next week, and Tobii will make it more widely available in the second half of the year, the company said Wednesday

Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret

Robots, holodecks and augmented reality. Nope, it's not a sci-fi movie. It's just a sampling of the insanely awesome projects of Microsoft Research.

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The irrepressible evolution of the PC mouse

A half-century old and still going strong, the mouse has seen its ups and downs. Here's its history, from inauspicious beginnings to the essential peripheral we use today.

Evolution of the Keyboard

Here's how ergonomics, electronics and economics have contributed to the look and feel of the computer keyboard over the years. What will our fingertips type on next?

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Motorola unveils HC1, a kind of Google Goggles for business

Motorola Solutions has unveiled a head-mounted, voice-controlled computer that's targeted at the military and other industries where workers need hands-free access to information.

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Logitech's illuminated Windows 8 keyboard connects to 3 devices at once

Logitech has introduced the Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810, which lets you connect to as many as three devices simultaneously. It also glows as your hands approach the keys, but apparently runs only with Windows 8.

HP tries to trump iMac with SpectreONE

With an expected iMac refresh imminent, Hewlett-Packard goes preemptive and unwraps a Windows 8 competitor.

HP all-in-one PC gets trackpad to control Windows 8

Instead of a touchscreen, users will navigate the user interface of Microsoft's operating system with a wireless trackpad.

Sony to Exit CD, DVD, Blu-ray PC Drives, as Wireless Netbooks, Tablets Reign

Sony will close its once-proud optical PC drive subsidiary by early next year, as part of its efforts to refocus on the connected world of smartphones, tablets...

Microsoft Patents an Advanced Multi-Touch Stylus

Microsoft’s next-generation digital pen, or “ePen” patent includes not just touch sensors but also a gyroscope, compass, accelerometers, and other sensors.

Back-to-School Tech Guide 2012

Here's tech that will make college a breeze, whether it's in the classroom or the dorm.