Every now and then, an April Fool’s joke has a good idea. I’m not sure if Stack Overflow’s The Key is right, but if you’ve ever hoped for a three-key keyboard, now you can actually buy one for $ 29.
In other recent tech news on the Internet, YouTube Music now supports background streaming without a premium subscription (for users in Canada anyway). With the Amazon Shopping app, you can now send a gift even if you have the delivery address of the intended recipient, the developers of the Linux distribution Pop! _OS seem to be adding support for computers with ARM-based chips, including the Raspberry Pi 400, and the AYA Neo handheld gaming PC now ships with updated hardware.
You can now buy a keyboard that just copies and pastes [The Verge]
An April Fool’s Day joke about a keyboard that developers can use to easily copy and paste code from Stack Overflow is now a real thing called The Key. You can pre-order for $ 29. It will be delivered in December.
Free Background Playback for YouTube Music (Canada First) [Google Canada Blog]
With YouTube Music, everyone can listen in the background. That means you don’t need a YouTube Premium subscription to play the music with the screen off or another app in the foreground. It will first roll out in Canada starting November 3rd, but Google says it will eventually “get to listeners all over the world”.
Amazon shopping apps get new gift functions [Amazon]
With the Amazon mobile app, you can now send gifts even if you don’t know the recipient’s delivery address. Simply select an item, have the recipient fill in the address, and enter an email or phone number. Instead, you can accept a gift card or exchange it for a gift card.
Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22471 [Windows Blog]
Windows 11 is out today, but a new preview build for Windows 11 Dev Channel has just been released, with a number of bug fixes.
DacBerry 400 S: A high quality audio add-on for the Raspberry Pi 400 [MiniMachines]
The DacBerry 400 S is a small, inexpensive DAC (digital-to-analog converter for audio) that was developed for the Raspberry Pi 400 Computer-in-a-Keyboard. It plugs into the 40-pin connector to deliver 96 KHz / 32-bit audio and costs around € 20 ($ 23).
The Apple A15 SoC performance test [AnandTech]
The folks at Anandtech take a close look at the Apple A15 processor that powers the iPhone 13. It is more efficient than the A14, but also brings a 23-28% increase in CPU performance and even better gains in graphics.
Pop! _OS 21.10 may support Raspberry Pi and other ARM-based PCs [DebugPoint]
System76 engineer Jeremy Soller has hinted that the company’s Pop! _OS Linux distribution has support for ARM chips, which means you can run it on Raspberry Pi devices and other ARM-based PCs in the future.
– Jeremy Soller (@jeremy_soller) September 28, 2021
AYA Neo handheld gaming PC now ships with updated hardware [Indiegogo]
The AYA Neo handheld gaming PC with a Ryzen 5 4500U processor and updated hardware is now shipping to crowdfunding backers. The AYA Neo Pro with Ryzen 7 4800U could be shipped this month. The company has also introduced a new user interface for games on handheld Windows PCs called AYA Space, which is launching in beta.