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Apple redesigns keyboard in new MacBook Pro update and promises quick repairs on sticky keys – CNET

Apple redesigns keyboard in new MacBook Pro update and promises quick repairs on sticky keys – CNET

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. Apple has faced criticism over its laptop keyboard design.  Sarah Tew/CNET Good news, MacBook users. Apple will replace all butterfly switch keyboards for free -- even on its new MacBook Pro models unveiled Tuesday. The company on Tuesday said it has extended its MacBook keyboard replacement program, which repairs the keyboard that first appeared in the 2015 MacBook. Users have complained about sticky keys, as well as letters typing in duplicate or not typing at all. Apple also said it has changed the material used in its butterfly switch keyboards to avoid the problem of letters double-typing. It declined to provide details about the materials. And it said keyboard repair...
Friday Fortnite is Coming Back Thanks to Keemstar and FaZe Clan – Fortnite Tracker

Friday Fortnite is Coming Back Thanks to Keemstar and FaZe Clan – Fortnite Tracker

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. Keemstar took to Twitter to announce the return of Friday Fortnite with funding from Faze Clan. Anyone who has been following competitive Fortnite since the beginning knows that Friday Fortnite was where it all started. This was appointment Twitch viewing the summer after Fortnite released, and helped vault several streamers into the limelight. In many ways, Friday Fortnite paved the way for the current competitive Fortnite scene, serving as an unofficial test for community interest in competitive Fortnite. It wasn't long before Epic started hosting tournaments of their own. The Friday Fortnite competitions ended when Epic started hosting their events on Friday as well - a move that seemed to intentionally draw players from the Friday Fortnite pool. The competitive landscape is differe...
Microsoft’s next major Windows 10 update is now available – The Verge

Microsoft’s next major Windows 10 update is now available – The Verge

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. Microsoft is releasing its Windows 10 May 2019 Update to everyone today. The Windows 10 May 2019 Update includes a new light theme for Windows 10, alongside Kaomoji support, a Windows sandbox feature, and the separation of Cortana and Windows search. Microsoft first released this to testers last month, giving the company plenty of time to avoid potential issues. Today marks the official release to all existing Windows 10 users. Alongside the release, Microsoft is also launching a new Windows release health dashboard that offers status on the rollout and any known issues for the May 2019 Update and other monthly updates. This is all part of Microsoft being more careful with its last-minute testing and being more transparent on issues after the previous October 2018 Update hit some file ...
China’s Huawei says it has long prepared for America’s assault – The Washington Post

China’s Huawei says it has long prepared for America’s assault – The Washington Post

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. BEIJING — A battle between Chinese tech giant Huawei and the United States was “inevitable,” its founder said Tuesday, shrugging off any suggestion that Washington would be able to stifle his company’s global ambitions. Huawei is at the heart of the trade war between the United States and China, an example — according to the Trump administration — of the way that state-supported Chinese companies have gained an unfair advantage over American ones and are now being used to further China’s geopolitical goals. Ren Zhengfei, a 74-year-old former People’s Liberation Army engineer who built this Chinese industrial titan, is shrugging off the Trump administration’s efforts to block Huawei Technologies from being used in the United ...
Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro, the fastest Mac notebook ever – Apple Newsroom

Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro, the fastest Mac notebook ever – Apple Newsroom

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. Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac notebook ever.1 These new processors, combined with powerful graphics, the brilliant and colorful Retina display, super-fast SSDs, the Apple T2 Security Chip, all-day battery life and macOS, make MacBook Pro the world’s best pro notebook. “Whether it’s college students mastering a course of study, developers building world-class apps or video editors creating feature films, we’re constantly amazed at what our customers do...
Huawei founder: US government ‘underestimated our power’ – Fox Business

Huawei founder: US government ‘underestimated our power’ – Fox Business

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. The growing animosity between Huawei Technologies and the U.S. government was inevitable and a sales ban imposed by the Trump administration will have no effect on the firm’s plans, according to the founder of the Chinese telecommunications giant.Continue Reading BelowSpeaking to Chinese state media on Tuesday, Ren Zhengfei said there would be “conflict with the United States sooner or later” as Huawei seeks to grow its dominance in the global telecom industry. “We sacrificed [the interests of] individuals and families for the sake of an ideal, to stand at the top of the world,” he said according to a report in the South China Morning Post. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM...The White House last week announced an executive order to prevent U.S. com...
Huawei has been building a Play Store alternative in plain sight – The Verge

Huawei has been building a Play Store alternative in plain sight – The Verge

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. The momentous news that Google is cutting off its Android relationship with Huawei in response to a US government ban on the Chinese giant wasn’t much of a surprise to Huawei. A fresh report from Bloomberg today adds to the mounting evidence of Huawei preparing for being shunned by the United States. It suggests that Huawei’s App Gallery, which has been present on Huawei and Honor Android devices for a while, is in fact an earnest, albeit somewhat clandestine, effort to build a genuine alternative to Google’s dominant Play Store. According to Bloomberg, Huawei pitched app makers in 2018 with the offer of helping them make inroads into China, the world’s largest smartphone market, if they built software for its App Gallery. Like all other Android phone vendors, H...
A Trade War Morphs Into An Economic War – Seeking Alpha

A Trade War Morphs Into An Economic War – Seeking Alpha

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. [unable to retrieve full-text content]A Trade War Morphs Into An Economic War  Seeking AlphaGoogle reverses decision to cut ties with Huawei after US eases trade restrictions  CNBCGoogle cuts services on Huawei smartphones after Chinese tech giant blacklisted by Trump administ…  CBS NewsHuawei Is an Asset, Not a Threat  The Wall Street JournalGoogle may just have killed Huawei's bid to become the world's top smartphone brand  CNNView full coverage on Google News . Source link
PS5 Game Streaming Will Be Just as Important as Physical Discs and Digital Downloads – Push Square

PS5 Game Streaming Will Be Just as Important as Physical Discs and Digital Downloads – Push Square

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. Off the back of its recent partnership with Microsoft that will see the two companies come together on future cloud streaming solutions, Sony has revealed in an investor relation meeting that streaming a PS5 game will be just as important as its physical disc and digital download counterparts. It's something everyone has assumed due to the way the industry is going, but this announcement sets the streaming method in stone for PlayStation 5. This type of content delivery is set to become the norm alongside purchasing a physical copy at a store or downloading it from the PlayStation Store, meaning that a streamable option may be available for most, if not all, games from launch. This is a fairly major shift in role for PlayStation Now, which adds games to its library monthly well after ...