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Here's a First Look at the New MacBook Pro Keyboard Here's a First Look at the New MacBook Pro Keyboard

Apple is on the verge of perfecting the low profile keyboard, and so far, it’s only taken them three tries and an endless repair program to get here. The fourth attempt can be seen in the latest version of the MacBook Pro, which our friends at iFixit recently tore down. The key design in this generation of very…

Jabra Changed How Noise-Canceling Headphones Work, and I Like It Jabra Changed How Noise-Canceling Headphones Work, and I Like It

It was exciting when Jabra announced its latest Bluetooth headphones at CES earlier this year. The $300 Jabra Elite 85h look like a beefed-up version of the company’s well-reviewed Move wireless headphones, and inside there’s an intriguing surprise: artificially intelligent noise-canceling technology that learns your…

Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building an Alexa Wearable That Knows When You're Depressed Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building an Alexa Wearable That Knows When You're Depressed

It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg reports that the company has designed a device that you wear like a wristwatch and beta testing…

Apple Finally Did the Right Thing (Sort of) Apple Finally Did the Right Thing (Sort of)

About a week ago, the “a” key on my MacBook Pro broke. Once flat and useful, the poor little guy now looks like a mini ski slope and barely works. Several of my friends have similar keyboard problems on their overpriced laptops. So it felt like a relief earlier today when Apple announced an expansion of Keyboard…

Whoa, Sony Made Cheaper Noise-Canceling Headphones Whoa, Sony Made Cheaper Noise-Canceling Headphones

Sony, the company that unseated Bose as the king of noise-canceling headphones, just announced a new set of noise-canceling headphones that are $100 cheaper than its flagship set. They’re called the Sony XB900N. (XB stands for Extra Bass, by the way.) “Uh oh,” is probably what Bose is saying right now. “Whoa,” might…

The Unexpected Drawbacks of Dyson's Cordless Miracle

It was easy to get excited about the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute, when it launched last spring. The cordless vacuum is “so good, it’s killing cords altogether,” wrote a Gizmodo colleague. I’ve now been using my Dyson Cyclone V10 for a year, and it might be too good, too powerful. No wonder Dyson redesigned the thing.

Boosted Announces Brand New Way to Break Your Body Boosted Announces Brand New Way to Break Your Body

The popular electric skateboard company Boosted is now making electric scooters. The company just announced the Boosted Rev, a vehicle with handlebars, a rear fender brake, and even a mechanical disc brake. Those bikes will come in handy, too, because this thing has a top speed of 24 miles per hour. That’s speedy for…

Sonos Finally Figured Out How to Get Google Assistant to Work on Its Smart Speakers Sonos Finally Figured Out How to Get Google Assistant to Work on Its Smart Speakers

If you own a Sonos One or a Sonos Beam, it’s about to be a lot more useful. Today, Sonos will push a software update to those models that will give them Google Assistant support. That makes the Sonos One and the Sonos Beam the first smart speakers that support both Assistant and Amazon Alexa, although you can’t use…

Is It Time to Reckon With the iPhone Square? Is It Time to Reckon With the iPhone Square?

Now that iPhone day is just four months away, we’re starting to get some credible rumors about what the devices will look like. One of the steadiest rumors is a rough one: the next iPhone will have a square camera bump that’s roughly the size of a silver dollar. To which I say: No thanks.

AirPods Suck Compared to the New Powerbeats Pro AirPods Suck Compared to the New Powerbeats Pro

The only earbuds more recognizable than the tortured white teardrops that are AirPods might be Powerbeats. These things look like rubberized hoop earrings glued to plastic boxes, flipped upside down and strung together with a dorky wire. Well, at least they used to look like that. Beats just released a new truly…

Facebook Co-Founder Makes a Hell of a Compelling Case for Breaking Up Facebook Facebook Co-Founder Makes a Hell of a Compelling Case for Breaking Up Facebook

If you’ve ever argued that Facebook has become the Ma Bell or, worse, the Standard Oil of our generation, you’re going to love what Chris Hughes has to say. The Facebook co-founder just published a lengthy and extremely convincing argument for breaking up Mark Zuckerberg’s empire. It’s laden with historical context,…

The Best and Worst From Google I/O 2019's Day One Keynote The Best and Worst From Google I/O 2019's Day One Keynote

Google executives just made the first batch of announcements and took their bows at this year’s I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California. That means the world got a sneak peek at new Google products, including some fancy AI software and even a new phone. Some of it looks awesome! Some of it looks awful.

Master & Dynamic's Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones Beat Sony in Two Important Ways Master & Dynamic's Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones Beat Sony in Two Important Ways

Sony has been the king of noise-canceling headphones for the past couple of years, but a new royal has arrived: the new Master & Dynamic MW65. This finely crafted set of wireless cans represent the company’s first attempt at noise-canceling over-ear headphones, which might seem like a disadvantage. However, Master &…

Our Google I/O 2019 Liveblog Is Right Here Our Google I/O 2019 Liveblog Is Right Here

Google’s annual developer conference kicks off today, and it looks like this will be a big one. Although it will be hard to top that time a bunch of people jumped out of a plane while wearing Google Glass, we do expect to see Google’s software ambitions to reach new heights. Cars will probably be involved this time.

'Private Post' Means Something Slightly Different to Facebook 'Private Post' Means Something Slightly Different to Facebook

When you privately share something to a specific group of friends on Facebook, there’s a chance other people will read it. Reuters reports that Facebook employs a couple hundred contractors to read all Facebook posts, including the private ones, in order to train the company’s software. There’s no way to opt out of…

You Animals Love Vertical Video So Much Samsung Made a TV That Turns Sideways You Animals Love Vertical Video So Much Samsung Made a TV That Turns Sideways

It was bound to happen at some point. Realizing that young people like to look at social media on their phones, Samsung is releasing a new TV in Korea that can flip from landscape mode to portrait mode. That means millennials can beam their Snapchat to a big screen, and who knows if that’s a good idea.

The Terrible Truth About Alexa The Terrible Truth About Alexa

This week, I read through a history of everything I’ve said to Alexa, and it felt a little bit like reading an old diary. Until I remembered that the things I’ve told Alexa in private are stored on an Amazon server and have possibly been read by an Amazon employee. This is all to make Alexa better, the company keeps…

Why Is Apple’s Famous Design Team Reportedly Bleeding Talent? Why Is Apple’s Famous Design Team Reportedly Bleeding Talent?

Something is happening in Cupertino. According to the Wall Street Journal, the members of Apple’s core industrial design team are leaving the company at a steady rate. These are the folks that designed the iPhone. Now, sources say, they’re done. Who knows what this means.

Don't Forget to Cancel Apple News+ Don't Forget to Cancel Apple News+

Apple News+ launched on March 25, which means that people who immediately signed up for a free trial are about to get their first monthly bill for $10. Are you one of these people? Did you forget that you even signed up for Apple News+ because you never use it? Even if you didn’t forget, now is a great time to think…

Go Get Your New MacBook Keyboard Fixed Right Now Go Get Your New MacBook Keyboard Fixed Right Now

The never-ending saga surrounding Apple’s newer MacBook keyboards just saw a slightly refreshing update. In a leaked internal memo, the company says that all keyboard repairs must now be done in store with a one-day turnaround. So if you’ve been putting off getting your sticky or unresponsive keys fixed, now’s the…

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