Gadgets 

Cherry goes downmarket with its new Viola mechanical keyboard switches

Cherry has long been the de facto standard for mechanical keyboard switches. Since mechanical keyboards are, almost by default, significantly more expensive than membrane or dome-switch keyboards, that has kept the company out of a large part of the market. Now, on the last day of CES 2020, the company is launching its new Viola switch, the company’s first fully mechanical switch for the value market, meant for keyboards that will cost somewhere between $50 and $100. As the Cherry team told me ahead of today’s announcement, its engineers spent…

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Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha First Impressions
Gadgets 

Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha First Impressions

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha is one of those smartphones which you ever dreamt of owning. It’s not only about the money but also the fact that this smartphone is just a prototype. Xiaomi does not have any plans of selling this smartphone in the future as well. The smartphone has tons of features to talk about and the most important one is the display and the unique design of the phone. The Weird Design In 2019 we have seen some of the craziest smartphone design and concepts but Mi Mix…

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SparkFun RED-V RedBoard - SiFive RISC-V FE310 SoC
Electronics 

Friday Product Post: RED-V Standing By

Welcome to a very exciting Friday! The big news is that we’ve developed two unique RISC-V boards – an Arduino R3 RED-V footprint or our Feather-compatible Thing Plus footprint – and they’re now available! Affectionately dubbed “RED-V,” these two boards lower the barrier to entry for RISC-V without the need for a co-processor. Now, let’s take a closer look at RED-V and the rest of our new product offerings for the week! Lock RISC files in attack position! added to your cart! SparkFun RED-V RedBoard – SiFive RISC-V FE310 SoC…

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Best cakes for geeks: Delicious delights for your eyes and your stomach
Gadgets 

Best cakes for geeks: Delicious delights for your eyes and your stomach

What human being doesn’t love a good cake? Unless you have a horrible wheat or gluten intolerance, you probably wouldn’t turn your nose up at a slice of the good stuff.  If you also happen to be a geek, nerd or fanboy of some sort or another, then what better way to celebrate that fact than with something beautiful, sugary and over-the-top? We’ve scoured the web for a slice of the very best geek cakes around. Stick with us to see a sugary selection that’s bound to get you salivating. …

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