The new 16-inch MacBook Pro looks virtually identical to 2018’s 15-inch MacBook Pro from the outside, with the same smooth and symmetrical finish all around, the iconic Apple logo, and that sturdy hinge. Photo: Ben Sin

Apple MacBook Pro 2019 16-inch review: best MacBook in years thanks to better keyboard, insane power, great battery life and more

  • Apple finally dumps the butterfly keyboard, automatically making the new MacBook Pro a winner, while adding a host of significant improvements
  • It’s still expensive compared with other laptops and requires Apple-specific accessories for some basic tasks, but for creatives there’s nothing better
Topic |   Apple

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The new 16-inch MacBook Pro looks virtually identical to 2018’s 15-inch MacBook Pro from the outside, with the same smooth and symmetrical finish all around, the iconic Apple logo, and that sturdy hinge. Photo: Ben Sin
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Haptic pressure sensors embedded in smartphones could do away with the need for physical buttons. A Chinese company founded by a former Motorola engineer is a leading developer of the technology. Photo: Ben Sin

How a Chinese company’s pressure sensors spell end of physical smartphone buttons

  • Physical buttons could be replaced by highly sensitive pressure sensors made by Shenzhen tech company NDT
  • The sensors can detect 1,000 levels of pressure and sit under the phone’s screen or body
Topic |   Smartphones

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Haptic pressure sensors embedded in smartphones could do away with the need for physical buttons. A Chinese company founded by a former Motorola engineer is a leading developer of the technology. Photo: Ben Sin
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