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Category: Keyboards

Category: Keyboards

AI researchers claim 93% accuracy in detecting keystrokes over Zoom audio

Enlarge / Some people hate to hear other people’s keyboards on video calls, but AI-backed side channel attackers? They say crank that gain. (credit: Getty Images) By recording keystrokes and training a deep learning model, three researchers claim to have achieved upwards of 90 percent accuracy in interpreting remote keystrokes, based on the sound profiles of individual keys. In their paper A Practical Deep Learning-Based Acoustic Side Channel Attack on Keyboards (full PDF), UK researchers Joshua Harrison, Ehsan Toreini, and Marhyam Mehrnezhad claim that the trio of ubiquitous machine learning, microphones, and video calls “present a greater threat to keyboards than

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8BitDo’s $100 wireless mechanical keyboard screams ’80s NES

The keyboard comes with detachable “Super Buttons.” [credit: 8BitDo ] Iconic, impactful, and unforgettable, the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) changed the video game industry for good when it came out in the ’80s. Originally released as the Family Computer, aka Famicom, in Japan, the landmark console still holds a place in people’s hearts, whether it’s through cherished maintained consoles, DIY designs, or old-school titles. Now that nostalgia can trickle down to your fingertips, too. Today, 8BitDo, a gaming peripherals maker with a flair for retro designs, announced via Twitter a mechanical keyboard that will give ’80s Nintendo fans the

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8BitDo’s NES-themed mechanical keyboard comes with truly large A and B ‘super buttons’

It can be difficult to differentiate oneself in the crowded mechanical keyboard market. The variety of providers and customization options means there’s something for everybody. But retro gaming controller outfit 8BitDo has created something original and highly alluring to nostalgia fiends like yours truly. You might recognize 8BitDo’s name from their reimagined versions of controllers from the 80s and 90s, which can be used with modern consoles, PCs and phones alike. But this keyboard is something else entirely. As a wireless mechanical, its closest competitor is probably Keychron’s well-known boards, but this is a fully custom PCB and style made

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