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Tactus Phorm Apple iPad Mini case

Developed by Tactus Technology, the Phorm iPad Mini case costs $149 and offers users a physical keyboard that bubbles up from its protective screen.

By February 12, 2015


Tactus Phorm iPad case gives you a physical keyboard guide when you want it

If you have an iPad Mini and yearn for a physical keyboard, the Phorm case provides tactile button guides that appear and disappear when you need it.

By February 12, 2015


Case turns touchscreen into keyboard that bubbles up

Typing on touchscreens can be challenging, but a new high-tech keyboard for mobile devices could help. When you want to type a message, parts of the screen rise up so you can feel the keys. CNET's Kara Tsuboi got a feel for the Tactus Phorm, which is melding touchscreens and physical keyboards.

By February 12, 2015


Report: Amazon blocks Phorm from its U.K. site

Company blocks online behavioral-advertising platform as European Commission takes action against the U.K. over compliance with data protection regulations, BBC reports.

By April 15, 2009


BT to begin third Phorm trial

After a delay of more than half a year, BT on Tuesday will begin another trial of the ad-serving tech that has been opposed by peers, privacy groups, and think tanks.

By September 29, 2008


Virgin Media and CView to rifle through your packets

Virgin Media is trialling a deep packet inspection system called CView, which will check your traffic for copyright infringement

By November 27, 2009


U.K. gets its own Pirate Party

Party, which is dedicated to tech and copyright-law reform, registers with the U.K. Electoral Commission, but its numbers are small--around 250 active members so far.

By August 14, 2009


CNET UK Podcast 143: Do we really need Google Chrome OS?

This week, Ian, Nate and Rich discussed Google's new OS for netbooks, got upset about the lack of Palm Pre and berated O2 for its utterly shoddy 3G coverage

By July 10, 2009


BT customers get free broadband speed boost

If you're frustrated by your 8Mbps maximum broadband speed, BT has a little treat in store for you: greatly increased broadband speed, as long as you're connected to a capable exchange

By June 4, 2009


CNET UK Podcast 131: Is the future of entertainment in the hands of a soft drink?

This week on the show, Ian, Nate and Flora discuss news from the last seven days, including more Phorm developments and a passionate debate about the future of entertainment

By April 17, 2009