John Woo Fears Marvel Movies ‘Will Make Young Audiences Get Lost When It Comes to Knowledge About Film’
Yet another director has taken aim against superhero tentpole movies.At the Hawaii International Film Festival, where the “Face/Off and “Hard Boiled” director received the festival’s Halekulani Lifetime Achievement Award, Woo took to the stage to support Scorsese’s recent comments that MCU films and their kin are the equivalent of an amusement park attraction.
A good keyboard isn’t to be underestimated. Particularly if you’re a laptop user, a full-size one can provide a welcome respite from the cramped, often unsatisfying-to-type-on keyboards that are unfortunately found on many models. (Remember all the hate aimed atApple installed in its 2015 MacBooks?) Whether you’re sitting at your desk all day tapping away or gaming in your free time, you want a keyboard to feel good and work well.
As with most computer accessories, however, there are so many different options available that choosing one can be a daunting task, especially if you’re shopping online and not able to try them out in person beforehand.
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Take a look at quick info on five of our top five keyboards below, then scroll farther for helpful buying advice and longer reviews of these and other models.
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
Logitech MX Keys
Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB Split
Mechanical vs. Membrane
If you’re doing a lot of typing on a daily basis, one of the first things to consider is whether you want a mechanical keyboard. They had fallen out of favor with almost everyone but purists for a long time, but have seen a resurgence in recent years and are now widely available again in a range of different options.
The big advantage with these keyboards, which use individual mechanical key switches as opposed to the rubber membranes or rubber domes found on others, is their responsiveness and tactility—often with a satisfying click sound. You can clearly feel each key press, with none of the mushiness you might be accustomed to with other keyboards. While there are inexpensive options (some even under $50), mechanical keyboards do tend to be more expensive and can easily run well over $100.
Plex launches its free movie and TV streaming service
We've known for a while that Plex, a company best known for helping people organize their own media collection, is getting into streaming. In September, it announced that it had teamed up with Warner Bros. to deliver ad-supported content by the end of 2019, with the promise of more partnerships to come. That has now come to pass, as from today, thousands of "free movies, TV shows, extreme sports films, music documentaries, Bollywood musicals"The ad-supported video-on-demand service is available in more than 200 countries to anyone with a free Plex account. There's no paid subscriptions, and it features content from major studios including Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Lionsgate, Legendary and, of course, Warner Bros.
The downside for some, however, is the same thing that many like about them: the noise and tactility. While there are plenty of quieter options, a membrane-based keyboard will still be quieter, which might be better if you’re sharing an office with other folks. And some people do prefer the softer feel and shorter key travel of a membrane or rubber dome keyboard.
Beyond that, you can narrow your search further by focusing on your needs. If gaming is a priority, you’ll likely want to look into specialized keyboards that offer other features like additional customizable keys, dedicated controls for volume and other functions, and multi-colored backlighting that can be tailored to your liking (and which can come at an added cost).
If you find that typing on a standard keyboard puts a strain on your arms or wrists, an ergonomic keyboard that offers a more comfortable or flexible typing position can be a great investment with long-term benefits. They accomplish this by splitting the board into two sections that let your arms rest more naturally. No keyboard is going to be a cure-all, however.
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How We Selected These Keyboards
To determine which keyboards would make our list, we relied on Popular Mechanics’s previousand on the subject, as well as customer reviews on retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, and professional reviews from a range of trusted publications, including PC World, PC Gamer, Ars Technica, and Wirecutter.
Connection: USB | Keys: Cherry MX Black, Brown, Blue or Red
If you’re looking to step up from off-the-shelf, non-customizable mechanical keyboards, the Varmilo VA87M comes highly recommended by. And there are a range of different key switch options—from quieter, easier to press Cherry MX Red switches to louder, firmer Cherry MX Blue switches—to suit your preferred degree of clickiness, shall we say, and tactility. You can also order them customized to your taste instead of doing the customizing yourself, with various colors and platform-specific key caps available to choose from (some of which can expectedly bump up the price).
—IDEAL FOR GAMING—
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
Connection: USB (with pass-through) | Keys: Cherry MX Speed Silver, with 6 programmable macro keys
Gamers have a very specific set of needs and expectations for a keyboard, and finding a one that’s also good for getting some work done isn’t always an easy task. Corsair’s K95 RGB Platinum strikes a good balance, however, and is a top pick of bothand . It’s big and will take up a fair bit of desk space, but it has dedicated media and macro keys, a volume wheel, a removable wrist rest, and even a cable management system underneath. Most importantly, its highly precise Cherry MX Speed Silver switches will ensure fast and responsive keystrokes when you need to react quickly or be outgunned in your favorite FPS.
'Resident Evil 3' remake hits PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 3rd
Less than a year after it released its acclaimedremake of Resident Evil 2, Capcom is going back to Raccoon City to rework the next entry in the survival horror series. The reboot was confirmed during Sony's State of Play stream Tuesday, along with an April 3rd release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Resident Evil 3 comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC beginning April 3rd, 2020! Return to Raccoon City as Jill Valentine escapes an unstoppable pursuer in this re-imagining of the survival horror classic. ???? https://t.co/wAFcSWPGjfpic.twitter.
Logitech MX Keys
Connection: Bluetooth or USB wireless receiver | Power: USB-C rechargeable
Disclaimer: A slim keyboard more akin to those on a laptop won’t satisfy folks who prefer the clicky, tactile feel of a mechanical keyboard. But there are plenty of good options if you’re looking for something that’s a little quieter for an open-office environment. Logitech’s MX Keys is a bit pricey for a non-mechanical keyboard, but bothand found it to be easily worth its $100 price tag, offering a streamlined design and sturdy, high-end construction, along with plenty of key customization options. It also has the ability to connect to multiple devices simultaneously, making it a powerful pairing with Logitech’s matching MX Master 3 mouse.
Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB Split
Connection: USB | Keys: Cherry MX Blue, Brown, Red, or Silver, with 8 programmable macro keys
The split design of an ergonomic keyboard can take some getting used to if you’ve never operated one before, but a small learning curve is worth it for anyone dealing with persistent wrist or arm problems. This one from Kinesis is designed for gamers (complete with customizable backlighting and dedicated game keys), butfound it to be the best ergonomic option for anyone thanks to its adjustability and great customization. That includes your choice of four different Cherry MX switches, as well as a lift kit accessory ( , unfortunately) that lets you tent the keyboard at different angles for an even more comfortable typing position.
Comcast made a VR version of its Xfinity Stream app for visually impaired users
Comcast has teamed up with wearable tech startup NuEyes to help people with low vision see more of the TV shows and movies they enjoy. Under the partnership, the company's Xfinity Stream app, which gives users access to live TV and On Demand content, will be pre-installed onto NuEyes' e2 smartglasses and VR magnifying device. The electronic magnifier comes with 3K LCD screens and enhances the usable vision of people with conditions like low vision macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa.
—GOOD ACROSS MULTIPLE DEVICES—
Connection: Bluetooth or USB wireless receiver | Power: 2 AAA batteries
There are more compact and portable options available if you’re looking to only pair with a tablet, but Logitech’s K780 multi-device wireless keyboard is worth a look for its versatility. It’s full-size, with an inconspicuous cradle that runs along the top and can hold a smartphone or tablet that pairs via Bluetooth, while a wireless USB receiver is also included for desktops or laptops.wasn’t the biggest fan of its round keys but lauded it as one of the best wireless keyboards despite that shortcoming. Three dedicated keys make it easy to switch back and forth between devices, and Logitech’s software offers a slew of customization options to remap keys to the functions you use the most.
AmazonBasics Wireless Keyboard
Connection: USB wireless receiver | Power: 2 AAA batteries
Maybe you don’t want to spend a ton on a keyboard, or maybe just need one for a second rarely used PC. This AmazonBasics model will give you the convenience of wireless at a budget price (which also includes a wireless mouse).declared it to be a particularly good option for anyone that wants their keyboard to be as quiet as possible, something that thankfully doesn’t come at the expense of responsiveness, as is often the case when companies have to pick and choose features while building a cheap keyboard. It’s expectedly sparse otherwise, but you’ll get 12 multimedia hot keys for volume, playback, and other controls, as well as a full-size numeric keypad and a decent one-year warranty for the price.
Google Search Now Has a (I'll Probably Never) Watchlist .
There is entirely too much content out there—so much so that plenty of folks find it quite literally overwhelming. And trying to keep track of all those horror movies and melodramatic reality shows and whodunnits starring Chris Evans in a cable knit sweater (oh ok, fine. There’s only one of those. But I’m optimistic for the future.) © Image: Alastair Pike / AFP (Getty)Anyway, it’s become one everlasting treadmill of a first-world problem. One that Google Search’s new “Watchlist” may not solve exactly, but it might make things a little easier.