Cherry Launches a Ridiculously Thin Mechanical Keyboard

Computer May 9, 2023 0 Comments

If you’re a mechanical keyboard enthusiast, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with Cherry’s MX Ultra Low Profile (ULP) switches. These keyswitches appear in several ultra-thin keyboards, including the popular Corsair A100 AIR. But now, Cherry is selling an ultra-thin keyboard of its own. Available today, the Cherry KW X ULP is just 3.5mm (0.13 inches) thick and sports a productivity-oriented, full-sized…

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You’ve Heard of Apple Silicon, but What About Microsoft Silicon?

Computer May 6, 2023 0 Comments

It’s been a few years since Apple launched the M1 chipset, and clearly, its gamble paid off. The ARM-based “Apple Silicon” platform’s incredible power efficiency has changed how people use Mac computers, especially MacBook laptops. Now, it appears that Microsoft is working on its own ARM chipset. As discovered by Windows Latest, Microsoft is currently hiring a “Microsoft Silicon Team” and is…

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Cheap Keyboards Are Fine, Actually

Computer May 5, 2023 0 Comments

Affordable keyboards like the Logitech K120 are beloved for their low price, comfortable typing experience, and durable design. The idea that cheap keyboards are bad is mostly a myth, though you should only buy budget keyboards from reputable, well-reviewed brands. Nerd culture has convinced a lot of people that cheap keyboards are hard to type on, or that they fall apart…

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No More Major Windows 10 Updates, Says Microsoft

Computer April 30, 2023 0 Comments

Windows 10 hasn’t gotten a lot of attention since Windows 11’s launch. And, while this may seem a bit overdue, Microsoft is explicitly telling users that Windows 10 is on the way out—the operating system won’t receive another major update. From here on out, Windows 10 will only receive monthly security updates (which may or may not include bug fixes).…

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End of an Era: Say Goodbye to Microsoft Accessories

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Microsoft is getting ready to wind down and discontinue its branded line of peripherals, including mice, keyboards, webcams, and more. Instead, the company plans to focus on Surface accessories moving forward. The news comes from The Verge, who spoke to Microsoft and learned that its legacy line of accessories was going away. It’s the end of an era, considering Microsoft released its…

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Brave Search Is Truly a Unique Search Engine Now

Computer April 28, 2023 0 Comments

Brave Search launched nearly two years ago as an in-house private search engine, but Bing still provided a lot of search queries. Now, the company is proud to announce that it’s completely Bing-free, private, and independent. This week Brave revealed that all of its search results are now served by its own index, with zero reliance on Microsoft’s Bing. At…

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How to Get the Best Transfer Speeds from Your NAS Device

Computer April 26, 2023 0 Comments

To ensure maximum transfer speeds between your PC and NAS, connect each device to your router or networking switch via a wired Ethernet connection. A 2.5 GbE networking switch can further improve transfer rates, but beyond that point, speed improvements are a money pit. You’ve finally set up a fancy NAS device, but you’re disappointed by its slow file transfer…

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The Company Behind Proton Mail Just Debuted a Password Manager

Computer April 23, 2023 0 Comments

Proton has spent the last few years offering privacy-focused alternatives to common apps and services. There’s Proton Mail, for example, along with Proton Drive, Calendar, and VPN. So, today’s news doesn’t come as much of a surprise—Proton is launching a password manager. This password manager, called Proton Pass, was largely developed by the SimpleLogin team that Proton absorbed last year.…

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