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Briefly: Satechi Bluetooth smart keyboard, Spotify's listening map

updated 11:02 pm EDT, Fri August 22, 2014

Satechi's Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keyboard now available

Satechi has announced the release of its new Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keyboard, suitable for Mac or PC systems. Measuring 0.7 inches thick, the keyboard's wireless functionality allows users to have an extra USB port available to them, and can use the keyboard from up to 33 feet away. Its multimedia keys provide access to controlling video and audio content, including play/pause, volume, forward/backtrack and activating functions on other mobile devices. The white version of the keyboard features specific keys mapped for use with OS X and iOS, and the black version mapped for PC and Android features. Priced at $55, Satechi's smart keyboard is available through Amazon and the company's own online store.

Spotify releases animated world listening map

Music streaming service Spotify has unveiled Serendipity, an animated world map displaying when two people listened to the same song at the same time. Created by interactive artist Kyle McDonald, Serendipity aims to highlight when two individuals happen to start listening to a particular song on Spotify within a tenth of a second of each other, in different locations, depicted by the use of data from one hour of one day. Serendipity was created as part of Spotify's Media Artist in Residence program, which is run on an informal basis.

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