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Apple hit with lawsuit over the “completely reinvented” Macbook keyboard it rolled out back in 2015 – TechCrunch

A little more than three years ago, Apple announced a new MacBook with a “butterfly” keyboard that was 40 percent thinner and ostensibly four times more stable than the previous “scissor” mechanism that MacBooks employed. The promise was to more evenly distribute pressure on each key. Not everyone loved this “reinvention,” however, ...

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Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots

Image copyright Google Image caption The bot demo was warmly welcomed by the audience at the Google I/O developer conference Google says it will take steps to ensure that humans are not fooled when they get called by software bots that can convincingly mimic the human voice. Anyone called by ...

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Record $120m fine for nuisance robocalls

Image copyright Getty Images A man has been fined a record-breaking $120m (£88m) for making more than 90 million automated marketing telephone calls in the US. Miami salesman Adrian Abramovich was accused of trying to sell holidays and timeshare properties with the unsolicited robocalls. The fine is the largest the ...

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Self-driving pods for the Lake District and other news

BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: An autonomous car that can drive on unpaved or unmarked roads California becomes the first US state to insist new-build homes have solar panels from 2020 The UK’s Lake District launches a feasibility ...

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