Three Computer Keyboards Operated by Hissing

Hissing might be a means of operating equipment, suggests this study: “Predictive Scanning Keyboard Operated by Hissing,” Ondřej Poláček [pictured here], Zdeněk Mikovec, and Pavel Slavik, in Proceedings of the 2nd IASTED International Conference Assistive Technologies, 2012, pp. 862-9. The authors, at Czech Technical University in Prague, report: “This strategy is demonstrated on three virtual […]

Prize-winning cat-on-your-keyboard detector

Here’s an appreciative look at the Ig Nobel Prize-winning cat-on-your-keyboard detector. Zachary Crockett writes, on the Priceonomics blog: The Software That Detects When a Cat Is Messing with Your Keyboard … While 140 Ig Nobel prizes have been doled out in history, only one has been awarded in the category of “computer science.” This distinct honor goes […]