Peripherals are pieces of hardware that you add to your computer. In the Computer Peripherals Channel, find explanations, reviews, videos and prices on these parts, plus how they communicate with your computer.
People are used to printing out all sorts of two-dimensional documents and photos on their home printers, but imagine if you could do the same with 3-D items like toys or even furniture. Find out how 3-D printing is making that scenario a reality.
Computers are growing increasingly sophisticated, but in most cases, we interact with them with the same tools we've been using for decades. Can engineers come up with better ways to interface with machines?
In the not-too-distant future, disabled people could be able to control a motorized wheelchair, the Audeo, with only their thoughts. How could the same technology also restore speech to people who are unable to talk?
Imagine being able to transmit signals that would allow a blind person to see directly into his or her brain. For severely disabled people, the brain-computer interface could be the most important technological breakthrough in decades.
PC gaming is one of the fastest-developing gaming sectors out there, and the view is a lot more interesting these days. Gamers can now play incredible 3-D games using high-tech glasses that give the game environment more depth than ever.
Inkjet printers shoot miniscule droplets of ink onto paper to create a seemingly fluid stroke. And with prices dropping since their introduction in the late 1980s, these printers are more popular than ever.
Before the digital camera explosion, flatbed scanners were the way to get images into a PC and online. These devices turn images on paper into data you can access on a computer. Find out how scanners analyze, process and transfer images.