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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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Pixel C released today: final details on the iPad Pro competitor

Pixel C released today: final details on the iPad Pro competitor

Google's Pixel C tablet has been released to the Google Store online this afternoon, bringing with it a keyboard and Android Marshmallow to boot. Microsoft was first in line to this worker-tablet party with their "Surface" tablet suite, bringing "productivity" to the tablet universe with Windows 8. Then came Apple, bringing the ultra-large iPad Pro with its own keyboard and stylus. Google's entry keeps it simple with a silver back, 10.2-inch display, and USB-C connectivity.

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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard iFixit teardown peels back the conductive fabric

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard iFixit teardown peels back the conductive fabric

The teardown pros iFixit have already opened up Apple's new iPad Pro, as well as the Apple Pencil, so the only other major accessory for the tablet awaiting the treatment was the Smart Keyboard. iFixit published its impressions of the Smart Keyboard this week, sharing photos of the keyboard and smart cover combo in its progressive state of disassembly. Seeing as how it's made of layers of fabric and plastic sewn together, it really isn't meant to be taken apart, and thus scored very poorly in the site's repairability category.

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The iPad Pro’s must-have accessories face a long order delay

The iPad Pro’s must-have accessories face a long order delay

You might think having an iPad Pro without the Apple Pencil makes no sense, but demand for the digital stylus means you might need to go without for a while. Sales of the 12.9-inch tablet kicked off online this week, with most models expected to ship in one business day, but if you want the Apple Pencil too you'll have to wait 3-4 weeks.

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Apple Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 Review

Apple Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 Review

Bye bye batteries. Apple's trio of peripherals - the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 - have had a revamp, borrowing convenience tech from the iPhone. Most noticeable is the move away from user-replaceable batteries, with the three devices all getting li-ion packs just as you'd find squeezed into the narrow frame of the iPhone 6s. That's not the only change, mind, though the extent to which your fingers will be happy will depend on how well you got on with the old designs.

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NEC puts a keyboard on your arm with augmented reality & smartwatch

NEC puts a keyboard on your arm with augmented reality & smartwatch

Japan's NEC has unveiled an augmented reality (AR) concept that allows users to type on a virtual keyboard from their forearm through the use of a pair of glasses and smartwatch. Dubbed the ARmKeypad, the technology's intended use is to allow users a "hands-free" text entry method, with the AR glasses letting them see the keys on their arm, and the data being entered into the smartwatch.

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Emoji Keyboard promises ten times faster emoji typing

Emoji Keyboard promises ten times faster emoji typing

If you chat online with people a lot and are one of the folks that like to use emoji as much as possible, you might want to check out the EmojiWorks Emoji keyboards that have debuted. There are three different keyboards and the difference between them is how many emoji they can create at the press of a button or two.

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SwiftKey’s next Beta predicts 2 words, closer to reading you mind

SwiftKey’s next Beta predicts 2 words, closer to reading you mind

This week the Beta release of SwiftKey 6.0 includes several new features, one of which is double word prediction. This updates the current one-word prediction feature present in the stable version of SwiftKey Neural. This updated SwiftKey Beta 6.0 works with a revamped emoji panel as well - and a completely overhauled settings menu. This new version - like the old one - doesn't actually climb in to your brain to see what you're going to write - instead it learns from your typing patterns and predicts what you're about to say.

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Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 get iFixit teardown treatment

Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 get iFixit teardown treatment

Hot on the heels of their teardown of the new 21.5-inch Retina iMac, the repair folks at iFixit have published their breakdown of Apple's new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2. The new accessories were announced alongside the refreshed desktop computer this week, and along with an updated industrial design (excluding the mouse), all three now feature a Lightning port for charging their now internal batteries.

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