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Apple patent reveals MacBook with touchpad keyboard

Apple patent reveals MacBook with touchpad keyboard

A recently discovered Apple patent reveals a significant possible change to the ultra-thin MacBook: replacing the physical keyboard with a touchpad similar to the existing Force Touch trackpad for mouse inputs. As usual with patents, this may not be indicative of what Apple has planned for future products, nor may this design ever see the light of day, but it's interesting to what could be possible if Apple takes its Force Touch technology to the next level.

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Razer BlackWidow X line to disrupt gaming keyboard pricing with simplicity

Razer BlackWidow X line to disrupt gaming keyboard pricing with simplicity

Razer gaming keyboards aren't cheap - they're made to last, and they're not made to tend to the non-gamer crowd. With the new Razer BlackWidow X line of keyboards, the company is cutting down on price - not on production value, mind you, on price. The keyboards will be the same high-quality hardware you're used to with Razer, only now they'll be stripped of (almost) all of their bells and whistles.

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Google’s rumored iOS keyboard might be better than Android

Google’s rumored iOS keyboard might be better than Android

When Apple finally allowed third party keyboards to be used on iOS, it opened up the flood gates for app developers to try and swoop in and conquer the market. Or at least that was the theory. The state of those keyboards and Apple's implementation of the system, however, still leave much to be desired. That said, it has opened up the opportunity for Apple's rivals to also take a stab at it. According to sources, Google is one of those, and its virtual keyboard for iOS might end up with a few more features than its Android counterpart.

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Logitech G610 Orion mechanical gaming keyboards boast Cherry MX switches

Logitech G610 Orion mechanical gaming keyboards boast Cherry MX switches

In the world of mechanical keyboard switches, some of the most popular and sought after are the Cherry MX line. Logitech has announced a pair of new mechanical gaming keyboards that use those Cherry MX switches called the Logitech G610 Orion Brown and the G610 Orion Red. The difference between the two is which of the Cherry MX line of mechanical switches the keyboards use.

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Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with fingerprint ID scanner released for Pro 3, 4

Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with fingerprint ID scanner released for Pro 3, 4

This morning Microsoft announced that they'd be releasing a Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID. This piece of equipment will give fingerprint scanning abilities to both the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Pro 3, in turn giving Windows Hello touch capability to both devices. This keyboard will otherwise work the same as the standard Type Cover.

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Wooting One is the world’s first analog keyboard

Wooting One is the world’s first analog keyboard

There are many different types of keyboards that are available. Rubber domes, buckling-springs, scissor-switches, mechanical switches, and more are out there for your choosing. However, they all have one thing in common. Every keyboard out there is digital, and one company is looking to change that.

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Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a rainbow

Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a rainbow

Logitech has announced its latest gaming keyboard and rather than having little displays and other gaming focused features like previous gaming keyboards from Logitech, this one relies on mechanical keys and cool backlighting. The keyboard is called the Logitech G180 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

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Microsoft tipped to have bought SwiftKey for its AI

Microsoft tipped to have bought SwiftKey for its AI

Microsoft already has a "smart" virtual keyboard for both tablets and smartphones. In fact, it was just recently rumored that it would be bringing its keyboard to Android and iOS, the latter with possibly some interesting special features. So it might, at first, be surprising to hear about its acquisition of UK-based SwiftKey, makers of one of the more popular mobile keyboards. But old Redmond isn't paying $250 million just for a keyboard. It is, in truth, more interested in the AI talent and software behind it.

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ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 brings four octaves of MIDI control

ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 brings four octaves of MIDI control

The newest edition of the ROLI Seaboard RISE MINI controller rolls with a full four octaves of sound. This version of the machine has expanded the original in a big way just four months after the original's first release. With the RISE 25, it would appear that the creator's expectations have been surpassed to such a degree that a far larger version, the RISE 49, was required. Access our original review of the smaller edition to see what this machine is all about, then expand through the future.

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One2Touch SlimType NFC smartphone cover has integrated keyboard

One2Touch SlimType NFC smartphone cover has integrated keyboard

A new smartphone cover has been unveiled called the SlimType that is designed to protect your smartphone from scratches on the screen and back. The cover is called the SlimType and it is the first NFC cover for smartphones with an integrated keyboard to hit the market. The case and keyboard are very thin adding minimal bulk to the smartphone when fitted.

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Microsoft patches Surface Pro 4 keyboard 2 months after launch

Microsoft patches Surface Pro 4 keyboard 2 months after launch

The Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book might have been two of Microsoft's highest profile and, to some extent, most beautiful products but their warts are slowly starting to show. Two months into their launch, Microsoft is still patching critical software flaws that, in turn, mar the hardware experience on these two otherwise grand computers. This time around, the tech giant is rolling out a patch that should fix some, but not all, random issues with the Type Cover of the Surface Pro 4.

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Tiny 8-inch laptop has slick 12-inch folding keyboard

Tiny 8-inch laptop has slick 12-inch folding keyboard

Lots of folks who spend time on the road for work know that having a small and lightweight notebook computer can save you a lot of weight in your luggage and still let you get work one. The catch is that the smaller a notebook computer gets, the smaller the keyboard gets and the less comfortable and easy to use the notebook becomes. This little notebook is a Lilliputian 8-inch machine, but it has a larger 12-inch keyboard inside.

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