Cooler Master MK850 review: Don’t throw away your controller just yet

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If you game on a PC in 2019, chances are you have a controller hooked up. Not for every game, or even most maybe, but there are certain genres where the beloved mouse-and-keyboard combo struggles. Racing games, platformers, and even the occasional third-person adventure benefit from analog sticks, a finesse and precision you can’t get with a keyboard switch.

Or can’t get from your average keyboard switch, anyway. Cooler Master’s MK850 is an interesting hybrid. Using what it calls “Aimpad” technology, the MK850 integrates analog sensors into the traditionally binary on/off keyboard switch. Lay terms? You can use the MK850 as a controller substitute—at least, in theory.

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Even Facebook Employees Think the Company’s Political Speech Policy Is Awful

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Mark Zuckerberg has been roundly criticized by the press and lawmakers for his company’s incongruous new policy allowing politicians to make false claims in advertising on the platform. Adding to that growing wave of dissent, according to the New York Times: some of Facebook’s own employees, who call the move “a…

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How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now

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It’s been a while since Google announced plans to push RCS adoption so that Android users could finally move on from the outdated SMS technology, but most users are stuck waiting for their mobile carriers to flip the switch at some point in 2020—that is, unless you decide to take matters into your own hands and flip…

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How affordable agricultural technology is solving food insecurity in Nigeria

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The global population is predicted to grow by 2 billion by 2050 and with more than half of that growth coming from Sub-Saharan Africa, addressing food insecurity has become a matter of urgency. In Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, food insecurity is on the rise; almost 8 percent of the population was found to be undernourished in 2015, compared with 6 percent in 2007, according to the World Bank’s development indicators. This presents both a challenge and an opportunity for smallholder farmers, and those seeking to invest in them, with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicting that the agricultural market in Sub-Saharan Africa…

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Facebook’s new AI tweaks video so you can’t be identified by face recognition tech

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Facial recognition systems are all the rage among government agencies around the world, as they seek to automate services and keep tabs on their citizens. If there’s a picture of you somewhere, you could potentially be identified in photos and videos from public camera feeds. Now, Facebook has devised a way to thwart this technology. Its face de-identification tech, developed by three AI researchers who work with the company, modifies your face slightly in video content, so that facial recognition systems can’t match what they see in the footage with images of you in their databases. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCYnBtni7Wg You can see…

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Former Apple Lawyer Tasked With Blocking Insider Trading Indicted on Charges of Insider Trading

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A former top lawyer at Apple, who was responsible for ensuring that employees weren’t involved in insider trading, has been indicted on charges of insider trading, reports a press release from the U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey.

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