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More Peripherals Opinion

  • Opinion: Fat Thumb Recognizes Your Oversized Digits, Lets You Multitouch Zoom With One Finger

    Touchscreen interfaces make it really easy to flick though apps and webpages with a single finger. But it's always an awkward moment whenever I have to do some multi-touch action, because I need to use my other hand to hold my phone, and that hand might be holding a Shake Shack burger (better than In-n-Out!) or a beverage.

  • Opinion: How to use an external microphone with a MacBook Air

    Reader and frequent Macworld contributor, Glenn Fleishman should know better than to send me a question via Twitter’s direct message, as I’m sure to blab it to the rest of the world. He messaged:

  • Opinion: The Business Benefits of Adding a Second Monitor

    For my money, there's no better way to transform your computing experience than by adding a second monitor.

  • Opinion: Toshiba Caves to Industry Pressure, Cancels Call for 'National No-Print Day'

    Toshiba has cancelled National No-Print Day, a seemingly innocuous environmental campaign designed to get office workers to use less paper, after a loud outcry from printing industry trade groups, which called the initiative "ill-conceived."

  • Opinion: Blast From The Past: Nook Touch Hacked to Run Mac OS 7

    Did Apple's recent developer conference make you long for the days when your Macintosh greeted you with a smile and could set flying toasters as a screensaver? As it happens, a developer managed to get a copy of Mac OS 7 running on a Nook Simple Touch.

  • Opinion: 3D Printer Prints In High Resolution, Isn't Resolutionary

    3D printers can create highly complex objects, but they're often rough around the edges and have a limited resolution. If you want to print something that's complex or tiny, or includes fine detail, you're going to have to bump up the resolution on your 3D printer.

  • Opinion: National No-Print Day: Will You Take the Pledge?

    Toshiba, which sells a wide variety of printers, copiers, scanners, and fax devices, is asking you to use less paper. It's even sponsoring National No-Print Day on October 23, 2012, when it hopes the paperless office becomes a reality--if only for a day.

  • Opinion: Old Dot Matrix Printer Tracks Tweets, Makes Obsolete Tech Almost Useful

    Twitter tickers have been around for a little while now, but this creative use of an old dot matrix printer by a modder named Kenneth is really a fun way to utilize old technology.

  • Opinion: RepRap 3D Printers Will Soon Self-Replicate Like Bunnies

    3D printers are awesome. There's a catch, though: The printers are nowhere near inexpensive enough for most people to just pick one up. We've seen some cheap ones like the Printrbot, but that will still run you up $500. What if you could get one for free, though?

  • Opinion: Publisher Settles in E-book Price Fixing Case

    Another publisher has settled with the states in a case involving e-book price fixing.

  • Opinion: Apple E-Book Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Swayed Publisher, Complaint Alleges

    Apple cofounder Steve Jobs got directly involved in an alleged conspiracy to fix e-book prices after a publisher balked at participating in the scheme, according to a court document filed by 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

  • Opinion: Front-Lit Amazon Kindle to Debut in July?

    Rumors of Kindle upgrades are a dime a dozen, and many aren't from the most reputable of sources. But one new report sounds quite likely: Amazon will launch a front-lit version of its Kindle eReader in July, and a new model of its Kindle Fire color tablet closer to the holiday season, Reuters reports.

  • Opinion: Disney Technology Turns Everything into a Touch Device

    You're already used to touch-enabled PCs, tablets, and smartphones, but eventually almost everything in your house could have a touch sensor, including doorknobs, cereal bowls, sofas, water, and even your own body. That's a reality scientists at Disney Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- part of the Walt Disney Company's commercial research arm -- are working toward with a new touch and gesture recognition platform called Touché.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S III: Watch Live Video Feed of the Announcement

    The hotly anticipated next generation Samsung Galaxy phone will make its debut today at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET in London. Not in the UK? No worries, you can watch the announcement unfold on a livestream hosted on Samsung Mobile’s Facebook page. PCWorld’s sibling publication from across the pond, PC Advisor, is at the event and will have a live blog hosted on PCWorld.

  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble Deal Signals New Microsoft Savvy

    Microsoft's new found friendship with Barnes & Noble reveals that the Redmond brain trust may finally be wrapping its mind around the dynamics of the mobile market.

  • Opinion: Nook Simple Touch and Color E-Reader Prices Slashed for Mother's Day

    Barnes & Noble is dropping its Nook e-reader prices for a limited period leading up to Mother's Day, May 13 for its Nook Simple Touch and Nook Color. The price drops come on the heels of news that B&N will take a $300 million investment from Microsoft to do battle against Amazon and Apple and craft a Nook app for Windows 8.

  • Opinion: Technology defies the law of diminishing returns

    One day while observing a lady next to me on her iPad, I noticed how this person was literally condensing an exercise that would normally require a happy shopper all day to complete within a period of 30 minutes at most. This person had within a blur of swipes and prods completed the purchase of at least eight items of clothing and accessories all from different well-known brands and all delivered to the doorstep within the week.

  • Opinion: Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Create E-Book Partnership

    Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced Monday that the companies are joining forces to bolster the Nook's competitive edge against Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iBooks platforms. One of the first benefits of the new agreement will be a Metro-style Nook e-reader app for Windows 8 that will be available to users in the U.S. and internationally.

  • Opinion: Meet Solidoodle, the First Sub-$500 3D Printer

    We've seen some pretty cool 3D-printing projects--everything from tech that lets you print your own prescription drugs to a freaking 3D-printed dinosaur. The only problem is that most of us don't have a 3D fabricator because of that steep $1000-plus price tag that usually comes with one.

  • Opinion: First Netgear 802.11ac Router Coming in May

    Netgear is officially the first networking company with an 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, the company announced Thursday. The R6300, which will debut in May, will reportedly run up to 1.3Gbps on the 5GHz band, which makes it (theoretically) more than twice as fast as current 802.11n routers.



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