Keyboard

New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers

New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers

As you may have heard, Apple released new MacBook Pros earlier this week, featuring the usual processor and RAM updates, along with True Tone displays. Less touted, however, was an "improved third-generation keyboard" which only promises to offer a quieter typing experience. Apple didn't say anything about making real changes to the keyboard's butterfly switch mechanism, leaving us wondering if they'd even addressed the recently acknowledged "sticky key" problem. As it turns out, they did.

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Microsoft looks to Razer for Xbox One keyboard and mouse support

Microsoft looks to Razer for Xbox One keyboard and mouse support

It might not be much longer before we see actual keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One. Gamers, of course, have been asking for mouse and keyboard support on the console for quite some time, and a new leak suggests that Microsoft has at least been entertaining the idea. It's teamed up with Razer to explore the possibilities too, something that suggests mouse and keyboard compatibility could actually happen.

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MacBook keyboard repair program: What you need to know

MacBook keyboard repair program: What you need to know

The latest MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook have a keyboard problem, and Apple is finally ready to do something about it. While the so-called "butterfly" mechanism debuted to great fanfare back in 2015 on the original 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, the reality has left some notebook owners more frustrated and wowed. Here's what you need to know.

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Gboard custom GIF creation finally comes to Android

Gboard custom GIF creation finally comes to Android

Gboard, the third-party keyboard from Google, has been a popular tool on both Android and iOS for some time now. Interestingly, one of its newest and coolest features, custom GIF creation, has been limited to the iOS version of Gboard since its debut in January. Until now. The new Make a GIF option is finally making its way to Android, albeit as a beta, and unfortunately only on certain devices. At least it's better late than never.

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Gboard spell checker is broken: here are the best alternatives

Gboard spell checker is broken: here are the best alternatives

If you're a Gboard user, you've likely noticed by now that something's not quite right with the app's spell checker. It's not unusual for it to ignore misspelled words or even recommend misspellings, leaving users frustrated when a mistake makes its way into a post or email. The company still hasn't fixed the issue, so instead we're here with a list of the best alternatives for switching.

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Logitech G513 Review: A great (but expensive) keyboard for the RGB-obsessed

Logitech G513 Review: A great (but expensive) keyboard for the RGB-obsessed

If you’re looking for an RGB mechanical keyboard, there are plenty out there to choose from. Many gaming keyboards these days have started using mechanical switches instead of membrane ones, and while most of those seem to use some kind of Cherry MX switches, Logitech has taken things one step further by developing its own switch, dubbed Romer-G. These switches feature in the Logitech G513 Keyboard, the more expensive successor to the G413, and in fact they now come in two different varieties: tactile and linear. How does Romer-G hold up, though? Beyond that, is the G513 a gaming keyboard worth its somewhat high asking price?

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SwiftKey 7.0 major update adds Toolbar, Stickers, GIFs, and more

SwiftKey 7.0 major update adds Toolbar, Stickers, GIFs, and more

Mobile keyboard SwiftKey has been updated to version 7.0, the "most significant update" since Microsoft acquired it a couple years back, according to the company. In SwiftKey 7, users on Android (and soon on iOS) get access to "Toolbar," which replaces the Hub. With Toolbar, users are presented with the mobile keyboard's various features, including new ones added in this update.

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Logitech G adds G560 LIGHTSYNC speakers and G513 keyboard

Logitech G adds G560 LIGHTSYNC speakers and G513 keyboard

Logitech G, the company's gamer-centric division, has added a new G513 Mechanical Keyboard and G560 PC Gaming Speaker to its line-up, complete with plenty of color-changing LEDs. The two new peripherals join Logitech's existing range of keyboards, mice, and headsets, all of which have been designed with hardcore gamers in mind.

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Apple patent reveals MacBook keyboard protected from crumbs and dust

Apple patent reveals MacBook keyboard protected from crumbs and dust

A new patent from Apple has been discovered, but this one doesn't hint at wild or exciting new features for unannounced products. Instead, this one reveals a practical solution to one of the biggest problems of the MacBook's keyboard: the tendency for crumbs and dust to build up under the keys, making them difficult or impossible to be pressed.

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Tap wearable keyboard is a fidgeter’s dream

Tap wearable keyboard is a fidgeter’s dream

Drumming your fingers on your desk might no longer be a sign of boredom, with the Tap wearable keyboard and mouse promising a surreptitious way of typing on a phone or tablet. The gadget, into which your fingers slot, turns text entry into chording, measuring the movement of your fingers and translating them into text or navigation commands.

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Swype Keyboard app updates are dead

Swype Keyboard app updates are dead

The folks at Nuance confirmed that their direct-to-consumer app Swype (the keyboard) was going out-of-business on February 20th, 2018. To be clear - the company that made Swype wasn't quitting altogether right there and then, they'd just no longer be updating their Swype keyboard apps for consumers. Nuance said they'd be continuing to develop their tech for other parts of the technology universe, especially for AI.

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Gboard Go for low-power Android 8.1 phones out now [APK Download]

Gboard Go for low-power Android 8.1 phones out now [APK Download]

It was less than two months ago that Google rolled out Android 8.1 and, with it, Android Go, the super lightweight configuration-not-version of Android for extremely constrained phones. Along with Android Go came a set of “Go” apps designed specifically to consume less data and less RAM. One app, however, was late to the party and is sneaking in quietly. Gboard Go is now available for compatible smartphones, bringing the same keyboard goodness Android users love but without the whimsical cruft.

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