Crumb-proof keyboards may be on the horizon after Apple filed a patent for new designs.Digging out remnants of your lunch - or a cheeky mid-morning biscuit - from your keyboard could become a thing of the past, with the patent describing different keyboard designs which will "prevent contaminant ingress".Skirts or flaps could be used to protect the edges of keys - similar to the spraydeck of a kayak. Other designs show brushes or wipers used to keep keys clean.Another design shows a keyboard which contains "bellows that blast contaminants with forced gas".Image:Flaps could be used to protect the edges of keys - like the blue spraydeck on this kayakCoffee enthusiasts may also benefit from the patent, as the proposed designs include spill-proof versions intended to help clumsier users who ar...
Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Raytheon and Lockheed Martin were awarded a contract under a foreign military sale for the delivery of Javelin weapon systems.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 94.8 million under a modified contract.The contract would provide the countries of France, Taiwan, Jordan, Qatar, Turkey and Lithuania with Javelin weapon systems, rounds, command launch systems and battery coolant unit spares, the Pentagon said.Work on the contract will occur in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by August 2020.The total contract amount will be obligated to Raytheon and Lockheed Martin at the time of award from Army fiscal 2018 other procurement funds, the Pentagon said.Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Dean Saunders has urged Liverpool to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho, warning his former club: ‘You won’t win the league if you sell your best players!’Brazilian playmaker Coutinho has been in great form for the Reds this season, but he is widely expected to leave this month with Barcelona still keen on bringing him to the Nou Camp.Having failed with their attempts to sign him in the summer, latest reports from Spain claim Barca have tabled an offer worth up to €150million (£133m) to sign him in January.READ MORE: Barcelona make €150million move for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, claims leading Spanish paperIt is claimed Liverpool will consider an offer if they deem it a fair price for their star man, but former Reds star Saunders wants the club to show their ambition to win titles by ke
Twenty-First Century Fox wants to sell its assets regardless of who is going to buy them, closely followed media expert Michael Wolff told CNBC on Monday.That means if a deal isn't struck between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox, the Murdoch empire may look to find another buyer for its assets.One big issue is Sky, which 21st Century Fox has been trying to buy, Wolff said. It currently owns 39 percent."If they don't get that deal, I have been told over and over ... then all bets are off. It was all in flux," the author of "The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch" said in an interview with "Power Lunch.""What has been clear to a lot of people over the past couple of months is that that deal is not going to happen. … Without that deal, they don't know what the co
Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days.Spain international Costa has not played for the Blues this season, and spent much of August in his native Brazil.He cannot be registered as a player for the La Liga outfit until January, when the club's transfer window ban comes to an end. The two teams play each other next Wednesday in the Champions League.Brazil-born Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico for a reported £32m three years ago.He scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues, including 20 in the