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Apple Patents Hint of 'iPen' Stylus for iPad, iPhone

Recent patent applications are for a stylus, dubbed the iPen, that could use haptic or optical technology to work with the company's iOS devices.

5 Useful Laptop Accessories Spotted at CES 2012

Road warriors can find a selection of handy add-ons ranging from bags with built-in chargers to docking stations and tiny mice (or anti-mice).


MadCatz Cyborg RAT 7 Albino Review: A Fully Adjustable Gaming Mouse

The MadCatz Cyborg RAT 7 Albino is a full-featured, physically tweakable gaming mouse that you can alter to your exact preference.

Wacom Inkling Review: A Great Concept With a Few Kinks

Wacom’s image recording Inkling pen is fun, but it isn’t powerful enough for serious artists.


Hori Tactical Assault Commander 3 PlayStation 3 Controller Review: Good Idea, Not-So-Good Execution

The Hori TAC3 mouse-and-keyboard combo promises PC first-person shooter fans a chance to dominate their PS3 brethren, but it doesn't work well enough to merit the $100 price tag.

Microsoft's Entrepreneur Program a Good Opportunity for Kinect Fans

Ever used your Microsoft Kinect for anything besides playing games, watching video, or listening to music? Perhaps you can turn your hack into a business -- if it's good enough.

New Interfaces Challenge Touch

Touchscreens could be extinct if researchers pioneering new human-computer interfaces have anything to say about it.

Siri as Google Challenger: Sorting Fact from Fiction

The iPhone's voice-activated information retrieval tool might appear a rival to the search giant, but often Siri and Google work in tandem.


Speech Recognition Through the Decades: How We Ended Up With Siri

People are impressed with the iPhone 4S's Siri, but how did such sophisticated speech recognition technology come to be? It started back in the 1950s.


How to Disable Your Laptop Touchpad

Does your laptop touchpad get in the way while you type? Here's how to turn it off.