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Typing 103 characters of text on a keyboard in 47.44 seconds isn't all that impressive, unless you accomplish the feat using only your nose. Then it becomes, well, odd for one, but also worthy to be recognized by Guinness World Records as having the fastest time to type using the nose, an honor that belongs Mohd. Khursheed Hussain. To achieve the record, Khursheed Hussain had to peck out a 98-character message that reads, "Guinness world records have challenged me to type this sentence using my noise in the fastest time." You can practice typing that sentence at home (or a place like the library... Read more...
Back in July, we told you about a new application for Android smartphones that claims it can predict the next word you intend to type. The app, known as SwiftKey, was previously available for free as a beta product. Now TouchType (the makers of SwiftKey) want you to know the app is ready for prime time. With the official launch of SwiftKey, the app now supports voice dictation as well as multi-touch. It also has a new keyboard layout and is capable of making simultaneous predictions in two languages. If you've been anxious to try out the official version, now's the time—to celebrate the launch,... Read more...
SwiftKey recently introduced a new application for Android users that promises to predict your next word with "incredible accuracy." To do this, SwiftKey uses TouchType’s Fluency technology in order to predict the next word you are likely to type. SwiftKey has been two years in the making. Now, it's available in beta version through the Android Market. According to the British start-up company TouchType, SwiftKey can increase writing speeds by up to 50% with its powerful prediction engine. Although SwiftKey uses your own messages to help predict future text, the company assures users it does... Read more...
No question about this, this is one heck of a bug.A woman was stunned and a software company apologetic after an offensive word showed up on a computerized typing test. Monica Loadholdt was using Perfect Typing Pro, a software program made by Cosmi, when the 'N word' showed up in one of the typing exercises."I just stopped," Monica remembers. "I said, 'What did I just type here?'"Let's make sure we type this carefully: O-O-P-S.... Read more...
Panasonic has been working on a new approach to the design and production of litium-ion batteries that seems to have solved the pesky problem of having them burst into flames from time to time. The battery is protected from overheating by the addition of a heat-resistant insulator to the battery cell. Normally, a li-ion battery would only have a thin separator between the cathode and the anode that could easily be punctured by a short-circuit. And as we are now painfully aware, short-circuiting batteries can sometimes lead to bad things such... Read more...