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Google is working on Fuchsia OS support for Apple's Swift programming language

Google's in-development operating system, named 'Fuchsia,' first appeared over a year ago. It's quite different from Android and Chrome OS, as it runs on top of the real-time 'Zircon' kernel instead of Linux. According to recent code commits, Google is working on Fuchsia OS support for the Swift programming language.

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Satechi Swift Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review: $30 Of Awesome

When it comes to speakers, cost can make a huge difference. Cheaper speakers tend to pack lower-grade materials, while more expensive ones tend to pack better. But every now and then, you'll find a true gem; a speaker that performs well above its price range. And luckily for me, the Satechi Swift is such a gem.

Portable Bluetooth speakers in particular are a dime a dozen, though the most well known is undoubtedly the Jawbone Jambox. It's a good speaker, but with a retail price of nearly $200, you're paying for panache as much as you are for sound. What makes the Swift so special?

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New SwiftKey X Private Beta Released, Brings Better Personalization, Bug Fixes, Performance Improvements, And More

A new version of SwiftKey X has been released to private beta testers, and it brings quite a few improvements. Chief among them: the ability to learn from your blog via RSS - certainly a nifty feature. Other highlights include better error reporting, general performance improvements, and a number of bug fixes. The update also brings a new novelty feature in the form of the "My typing heatmap," which keeps track of keystrokes and displays a "heatmap" of the keyboard.

What's new in this version?
New features:

  • Autocaps toggle - now choose whether your sentences begin with a capital letter or not
  • Better personalization - SwiftKey can now learn your typing style from your blog
  • Language switching - easy transitions between (e.g.) English and Russian keyboards, just slide the spacebar
  • More stats about how you type with SwiftKey - and more links to share them
  • My typing heatmap - cool visualization shows how you use your keyboard

Improvements:

  • Alternative character selection - now select with a slide rather than a new tap (this works for smileys too)
  • Instant language updates - refresh your language list to see new languages and new updates as soon as they are ready
  • Various layout and user interface usability improvements.
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