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Keyboard Aids Your Net Slang, Layer Tennis Returns on Friday

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web.
  • The Fast Finger keyboard saves you from the effort of having to type out each letter in net slang like LOL, FYI, and BRB with custom keys. It'll also help out with the rarer, but just as useful, HOAS (hold on a second). [From: GeekSugar]
  • Gadget prices always seem to be going up, but a quick jump down the tech history rabbit hole (via a handy infographic) shows we've gotten off easy. The Apple II retailed for $7,770 (adjusted for inflation), while you can grab a brand new 27-inch iMac for only $1,699. [From: Geekosystem]
  • Layer Tennis, the world's premier head-to-head online Photoshop contest, makes a glorious return this Friday. [From: Layer Tennis]
  • Engadget gathered everything you've ever wanted to know about Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 Series, breaking it down by hardware, operating system, apps, gaming, and more. Designer and author Edward Tufte weighs in on Microsoft's newest mobile OS: "Perhaps the design lesson here is that all interface design work should be done at actual final scale and all internal demos should be on actual hardware rather than on pitch slides. After all, that's what the user sees." [From: Engadget]
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