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Submission + - Dynamic Keyboard Layout Changers

Howard Dews writes: "NST has just posted an interesting write-up regarding the difficulties of changing keyboard layouts for those amongst us that don't like QWERTY — and an innovative way of addressing it:

Imagine a keyboard with a scroller on the side with a little analog screen next to it. You can scroll to the layout you want and type — no BS involved. Even better, imagine a tiny cylinder that sits between your USB port and the Keyboard — with a scroller on it. It can (on the fly, of course) intercept outgoing scan codes from the keyboard and replace them with the right thing according to the layout you selected
I wonder how long it'll take before someone takes this idea and flies with it....."
XBox (Games)

Submission + - Halo 3 Gets Official Fall 2007 Release Date

notd665 writes: Developer Bungie released the first in a series of teaser images for its game today, along with one very useful tidbit: Halo 3 is indeed slated for a late 2007 release on the XBOX 360. Next week's major XBOX 360 release, Crackdown, will contain an invitation to the Halo 3 beta, which is expected to launch in the spring.

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