The typography and semiotics of Alien are fascinating, and now you can have them on your keyboard. The G20 Semiotic Keycap Set from Signature Plastics embodies almost all of Rob Cobb's design work for the movie, right down to the references to Hindu mysticism from the briefly-glimpsed self-destruction console keyboard.
There's a sleek, minimalist beauty to Alien's design language that's both nostalgic and timeless. But it's also an in-joke about the futuristic design of unreliable British electrical appliances.
Nowadays, chances are you associate Cherry with the clickety switches on fancy keyboards. But it’s been a global company for decades: if it’s boring business-to-business hardware and it clicks, it might well be a Cherry. With an assist from computing legend and junk mail collector Ted Nelson, the Internet Archive has collected a wide array […]
Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum is one of the UK’s classic computers, a cheap and cheerful gadget that went toe-to-toe with more powerful, expensive stablemates for a decade. What it wasn’t lauded for, though, was its terrible soft rubber keyboard… This was upgraded a couple of years in (perhaps after competitor Amstrad bought out Sinclair and applied […]
The Zlant keyboard — a compromise between tiny “ortholinear” grid keyboards and a traditional staggered layout — will be available soon. Plancks are one of my favorite keyboards. However, I’ve found it to be a little bit of a struggle to get some of my friends into the form factor, especially people who aren’t as […]
The key to learning any new language is feedback. When you’re immersed in conversation, it’s easy to pick up key phrases and pronunciation, but not all of us have the means to jet off to Spain, France or wherever we can learn to speak like a local. The next best thing: The Mondly app. Mondly […]
Got a gadget-minded geek on your holiday list this year? Don’t wait for Black Friday. The prices are already dropping on some quality tech toys, and we’ve got a roundup of some of our favorites. Force Flyers DIY Building Block Drone MSRP: $49.99 | Normally: $42.99 | Price Drop: $39.99 (20% Off) Compatible with everybody’s […]
Ever wondered what it takes to make the transition from amateur photography to a full career? If you answered “a better camera,” you’re half right. Before you get the equipment, get the know-how to use it with the Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification. Taught by experienced pros, this course is geared towards shutterbugs […]