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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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Apple debuts 21.5-inch Retina iMac, new Magic Mouse, Trackpad, Keyboard

Apple debuts 21.5-inch Retina iMac, new Magic Mouse, Trackpad, Keyboard

As has been expected for the last few weeks, Apple today announced the addition of a 21.5-inch Retina iMac to its desktop lineup, offering a 4K display and a starting price of $1,499. Along with this new model, the 27-inch lineup of iMac now all feature 5K Retina displays. As for the new 21.5-inch model, the desktop offers a resolution that is 4.5 times that of Full HD, and the same pixel density as the 5K model.

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SwiftKey Neural Alpha predicts what you’ll type

SwiftKey Neural Alpha predicts what you’ll type

The SwiftKey family of keyboards for Android and iOS have been using software to predict your next word for several years now - today they go a step further. While previous generations of SwiftKey's keyboards began by predicting words only once they'd been partially typed, This keyboard takes the idea and expands upon it, using artificial neural networks to predict the next word in the sentence you're in the middle of. An early version of this functionality can be found in SwiftKey's most current standard keyboard.

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Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 found in OS X code

Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 found in OS X code

As Apple continues to release beta versions of the upcoming OS X 10.11.1 build to developers, the latest version has contained some hints of new keyboard, mouse, and trackpad accessories. French website Consomac has discovered configuration files that make specific mentions of a Magic Trackpad 2, a Magic Mouse 2, and a Magic Keyboard. Assuming these are products nearing release, it seems most likely they will be announced alongside the new 4K 21.5-inch iMac, rumored to debut next week.

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Review

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Review

A keyboard with a set of bright, blinking green lights on it isn't generally the first thing you think of when you think top-quality hardware. With Razer and the BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 edition keyboard, you get the unlikely combination of high-end pro-gamer ready hardware and bright, flashy, blinky green lights - in programmable combinations of blinks, no less. For those of you that own the 2014 edition of this keyboard and wouldn't try any other keyboard ever again - now's the time to trade up.

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This is Pixel C: Google’s premium Android 2-in-1

This is Pixel C: Google’s premium Android 2-in-1

Google has revealed a high-powered tablet by the name of Pixel C, exemplifying the best in what the Google hardware ecosystem can do. Like the original Chromebook Pixel, this device has a high-definition display and is meant to lead the way for smart devices within its software's ecosystem, in that case Chrome. In the case of the Pixel C, Google is leading the way with an Android tablet. This tablet works with a magnetically-connecting display that connects to a keyboard below.

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G410 Atlas spectrum gaming keyboard ditches ten key adds G Arx dock

G410 Atlas spectrum gaming keyboard ditches ten key adds G Arx dock

Logitech has debuted its latest gaming keyboard called the G410 Atlas Spectrum RGB TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The keyboard has no number pad and has mechanical keys. The keys use Logitech's Romer-G mechanical switches that promise up to 25% faster key switch actuation thanks to their compact design.

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Emoji keyboard is actually 14 keyboards

Emoji keyboard is actually 14 keyboards

A lot of people I know are really into emoji when they are texting or posting to any social media. Some of us only use the smiley emoji, and then it's only so you know (or at least think) we are kidding when we say something that might be construed as mean. Other folks use emoji like crazy, you know these folks they are the ones that try and have entire conversations with nothing but emoji.

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