Posts tagged with: Minuum
  • by | January 23, 2014 7:01 AM

     "Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood - and an observation that so, perhaps, is life. In the former example it's a wisecrack from a Klingon bent on shooting our favorite captain's ship out from under him. In both cases, it's a kind of farewell. And in today's example, it's also a goodbye - to the old times. That's a pretty dramatic way of saying that we're finally, officially past the post-CES ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 7:56 PM

    The small size of smartwatches makes them extremely portable (and we wouldn't strap them to our wrists if they weren't) but that's also what leads to numerous problems: if we could give smartwatches batteries the size of those we use in smartphones, our power concerns would go out the window. Size also plays a role in how we enter text on these devices; voice-based text entry sure can seem like an elegant solution, but not every social situation is going to be appropriate for speaking text aloud. Is there any hope for on-screen keyboards with screens this small? We've already seen some ...

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  • by | August 19, 2013 5:20 PM

    Software keyboard Minuum caught our attention back in March, when we heard about the crowdsourcing effort underway to help fund development. By this summer, we were already learning about efforts to get those backers involved in testing the keyboard, with its unusual linear arrangement of keys, but it didn't sound like there was going to be a similar option available for inserted users who missed out on the Indiegogo campaign. If you fell into that boat, we've got some good news for you, as a public beta of Minuum has now become available for all in Google Play. Just because this is still ...

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  • by | June 20, 2013 7:01 AM

    Despite how far technology has advanced and all the new devices that have come to be in the past century, we're still using virtually the same exact method to input text – the QWERTY, Dvorak, or some similar key layout. Who's to say those are the most efficient layouts for entering text via mobile? Why would a key layout made specifically for a typewriter also be the best layout for pocket-sized devices that didn't exist until well over 100 years after the invention of the typewriter? More and more people are beginning to rethink the keyboard, specifically for mobile use, and Minuum is a ...

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  • by | June 14, 2013 4:29 PM

    Back in March, we heard about an interesting new twist on software keyboards, upon learning of the Indiegogo funding project for Minuum. Unlike nearly every other keyboard out there, Minuum elects to place all of its letters in one straight row. That frees up a ton of screen real estate, and users are also able to move the keyboard around as they see fit – no need to just keep it docked at the screen's bottom. The project ended up raising far more money than it set out to do, and backers have been looking forward to the opportunity to check out a beta release sometime in June. As we inch ...

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  • by | March 19, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's distribution of iOS 6.1.3 and what this means to the Jailbreak community. We then talk about Samsung as they're rumored to be ready with the Galaxy Note III design. Later it's more Samsung talk, as it seems their smart watch is a reality. We then discover a new keyboard type for Android called Minuum that plans to revolutionize mobile typing. We end today's show talking about the HTC One and all of its delays. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple Distributes iOS 6.1.3 Update; Jailbreakers, Beware! - Samsung To Show the ...

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