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Remove HTC Keyboard ads: here’s how [UPDATE]

Remove HTC Keyboard ads: here’s how [UPDATE]

Yes, you read that right. As if it weren't bad enough to be faced with ads no matter what corner of the Interwebs you go, HTC has decided that you should also see them in almost all screens of your smartphone. HTC has just pushed out an update to the Touchpal keyboard that it uses by default on some of its smartphones, like last year's HTC 10, that puts very visible and obnoxious ads at the very top of the keyboard, which means you get to see them all the time.

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Nintendo Switch keyboard accessory docks with Joy-Con controllers

Nintendo Switch keyboard accessory docks with Joy-Con controllers

The idea of using a keyboard with your Nintendo Switch may seem like a silly one, but as the new console gets more titles with in-game chat features, such as the upcoming release of Dragon Quest X, such an accessory can become very useful indeed. Japanese accessory makers are well aware of this and seem to be getting a jump on the situation; third-party peripheral maker Hori recently announced their own Switch-compatible keyboard, and now Cyber Gadget has one too.

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Microsoft Modern Keyboard now available with hidden fingerprint sensor

Microsoft Modern Keyboard now available with hidden fingerprint sensor

At seemingly every turn, Microsoft has been talking up the benefits of using Windows Hello, but what if you have an older PC that doesn't have any kind of fingerprint scanner or webcam built in? Microsoft has the answer with its new Modern Keyboard, which was officially introduced last month. Aside from being a rather sleek Bluetooth keyboard, the Modern Keyboard comes outfitted with a "hidden" fingerprint scanner.

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Microsoft Modern Keyboard has a Fingerprint ID scanner

Microsoft Modern Keyboard has a Fingerprint ID scanner

While fingerprint scanners are becoming more common in mobile devices, even mid-range smartphones, traditional computers still have a hard time catching up. Never mind new and upcoming laptops, desktops or older laptops that don't have any hardware to support that feature. Microsoft has finally come up with a solution and all you need is to replace your favorite keyboard. It has just announced the Microsoft Modern Keyboard, which looks exactly like the relatively new Surface Keyboard, except it has an extra key hiding a fingerprint scanner.

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New Mac, iPad, and more spotted ahead of WWDC 2017 reveal

New Mac, iPad, and more spotted ahead of WWDC 2017 reveal

Apple's WWDC 2017 is just around the corner, but signs of new MacBook Pro models along with updated iPads and accessories have already been spotted. The Cupertino company's annual developer conference has, for the past few years at least, been devoid of hardware announcements. That looks set to change, and in a big way, for 2017.

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Elgato Stream Deck Review: Too useful just for Twitch streamers

Elgato Stream Deck Review: Too useful just for Twitch streamers

Elgato has earned a reputation for its gaming capture hardware, and many of the big game streamers rely on it to share their play to increasingly large audiences. Its newest product however, the Elgato Stream Deck, aims to help you raise your production game, with a set of customizable buttons that can trigger anything from Twitch messages to donation reactions. Clever, but after Optimus struggled to get its display-for-button keyboards to market, and Apple met with skepticism over the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar, has Elgato managed to buck the trend?

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Logitech’s K840 is a mechanical keyboard for the rest of us

Logitech’s K840 is a mechanical keyboard for the rest of us

There's nothing quite like the satisfying "clack" of a mechanical keyboard, but these days, they seem to mostly be the domain of gamers. It's true there are some mechanical keyboards out there that aren't outfitted with RGB backlights and a design that screams "I'm a gamer," but those can feel few and far between. Logitech has an answer to that problem with its new K840 mechanical keyboard.

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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard gets free repairs for three years

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard gets free repairs for three years

There are two things that really define an iPad Pro: the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. Without these, they are basically just more powerful iPads. So when one of the two starts acting up for quite a number of users, you can bet there's some trouble brewing. To prevent a potential backlash and PR nightmare, Apple has supposedly circulated an internal memo that instructs staff and service centers to allow for free repairs of the Smart Keyboards for up to three years from its purchase.

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Logitech Slim Folio gives 9.7-inch iPad a keyboard

Logitech Slim Folio gives 9.7-inch iPad a keyboard

Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad is resolutely targeted at those wanting to ditch their laptop for something easier to carry, and Logitech thinks it has the perfect keyboard companion. The Logitech Slim Folio keyboard case promises more notebook-like text entry for the iOS tablet, complete with a magnetic locking mechanism for more flexibility in where you use your tablet, not to mention impressive battery life.

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Logitech Universal Folio turns any tablet into a mobile office

Logitech Universal Folio turns any tablet into a mobile office

For the past weeks, Apple has been leaning heavily on advertising its iPad Pro tablets as more than just a tablet and better than a PC. But what if you don't have an iPad Pro or can't afford one? Or what if you prefer some other tablet with some other OS? Well, there are a variety of solutions other there, but Logitech boasts it has the perfect productivity one. Its new Universal Folio offers a typing experience as close to a laptop you can get, won't topple over on your lap, and even has a pen loop for whatever stylus you fancy.

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Do we need RGB mousepads? SteelSeries QcK Prism says yes

Do we need RGB mousepads? SteelSeries QcK Prism says yes

Once upon a time, the mousepad was a relatively simple product that didn't need to draw a lot of attention. With the rise of RGB PC accessories, though, nothing is safe. Indeed, manufacturers have begun adding RGB functionality to everything they can, and SteelSeries is joining the ranks of those who have decided that mousepads need to light up too.

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Logitech launches G413 mechanical gaming keyboard

Logitech launches G413 mechanical gaming keyboard

Logitech has revealed a new mechanical keyboard for gamers, and while it may not be an RGB device, it still seems like a solid piece of hardware. We mean that quite literally too: the G413 mechanical gaming keyboard features a brushed aluminum frame, putting it a step above other keyboards made out of plastic. If you happen to be a button masher, this might just be the keyboard for you.

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