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The truth about the QWERTY keyboard

The truth about the QWERTY keyboard

04/26/2019 10:20:15 | Views: 290

Why are we stuck with the QWERTY keyboard? The history of the most commonly used keyboard layout is a sometimes murky story of commercial opportunism, critics with ulterior motives and the stubborn persistence of an idea that's seen off hundreds of supposedly superior competitors

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How did the qwerty keyboard become so popular?

How did the qwerty keyboard become so popular?

04/24/2019 13:25:29 | Views: 242

It isn't easy to type "QWERTY" on a qwerty keyboard. My left-hand little finger holds the shift key, then the other fingers of my left hand clumsily crab sideways across the upper row. Q-W-E-R-T-Y. There's a lesson here: it matters where the keys sit on your keyboard. There are good arrangements and bad ones. Many people think that qwerty is a bad one - in fact, that it was deliberately designed to be slow and awkward. Could that be true? And why do economists, of all people, argue about this?

 

It turns out that the stakes are higher than they might first appear.

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Apple now repairing MacBook keyboards in-store, promising next-day turnaround time

Apple now repairing MacBook keyboards in-store, promising next-day turnaround time

04/24/2019 07:41:35 | Views: 223

Apple is making a notable change to how it handles repairs for users suffering from keyboard problems with their MacBook and MacBook Pro. The company will now complete keyboard-related repairs in-store, as opposed to shipping them off to repair centers.

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Welcome To the Customized Mechanical Keyboard Life

Welcome To the Customized Mechanical Keyboard Life

04/23/2019 11:37:20 | Views: 247

The tools we use most often should, ideally, be of the highest quality possible, making your most repeated actions pleasant and not tiring. The same as someone who drives screws every day needs the best drill, if you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, you should invest in a mechanical keyboard.

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Lilbits 361: Chromebooks with numeric keypads are a thing now

Lilbits 361: Chromebooks with numeric keypads are a thing now

04/20/2019 13:09:03 | Views: 227

Last week Acer unveiled the first Chromebook with a number pad on the right side of the keyboard. A few days later HP joined the party by introducing the new HP Chromebook 15. It’s a 15.6 inch laptop with a full HD display, a metal cover, a metal keyboard deck, and a backlit keyboard. The laptop measures 0.7 inches thick, weighs about 4 pounds, and it includes stereo speakers tuned by B&O, and two USB Type-C ports. HP says the new Chromebook 15 should be available soon for $449 and up.

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Cooler Master SK630 review: Low-profile gaming keyboards are officially a trend

Cooler Master SK630 review: Low-profile gaming keyboards are officially a trend

04/20/2019 12:58:38 | Views: 240

Here’s the rule with peripherals: Once is a gimmick, twice is a trend, and thrice is a category. And our latest category? Low-profile mechanical keyboards, which bring elements of the laptop typing experience to desktops. These hybrid keyboards started to show up late last year, first with the Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo, then with Corsair’s K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile.

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This is the insanely good, affordable mechanical keyboard I can't live without

This is the insanely good, affordable mechanical keyboard I can't live without

04/20/2019 12:51:24 | Views: 230

I write hundreds of thousands of words each year and I'm quick to bash a sub-par keyboard if it comes across my desk. I'm also pretty sure I'm not alone when it comes to having a favorite tool that I don't want to be without. I've found my favorite, the surprisingly good and budget-friendly Aukey KM-G3. I love it when fate is in my favor because I'm not giving this up. I've fallen in love.

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How to clean a mechanical keyboard: the best way

How to clean a mechanical keyboard: the best way

04/19/2019 20:01:25 | Views: 286

Do you know to clean a mechanical keyboard and avoid extra expenses on service? Most of us spend plenty of time in front of the monitor. However, over time, we all notice that some of the kes stop working correctly because of dust and junk. We will provide you with guidance on how to clean mechanical keyboard and save your money! 

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Typing games are having a moment

Typing games are having a moment

04/19/2019 19:54:32 | Views: 216

The typing game genre was born of necessity. These games were designed to teach a new generation of computer users how to type on a keyboard. Software Toolworks’ Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! and Sega’s Typing of the Dead, released in 1987 and 1999, respectively, used the novelty of the keyboard as a game mechanic to keep people playing, despite the rote mechanics necessary in learning.

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Prediction: The keyboard will be gone in five years

Prediction: The keyboard will be gone in five years

04/19/2019 19:48:42 | Views: 214

I am not emotionally prepared to give up my keyboard. It is an extension of my hands, if not my heart. It speaks for me. It speaks to me. And it will soon be gone from the landscape, CNBC says, because we have an actual voice to be our voice.

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