The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 day edition

image for Nearly half of the third-gen Apple butterfly keyboards at Basecamp have failed

Apple continues to downplay the extent of issues of the widely criticized butterfly keyboard, though some "anecdata" finds a more widespread problem.

Apple's ultra-low travel "butterfly keyboard" is facing a reckoning following renewed criticism from the Wall Street Journal, prompting Apple to issue an official apology in late March.

Apple attempted to mitigate this problem in the third-generation butterfly keyboards.

Apple has faced a consistent stream of criticism for the keyboards, which were first introduced with the Retina MacBook in 2015.

A group of aggrieved customers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple in May over the keyboards.

In June 2018, Apple introduced a keyboard repair program, which covers repairs for MacBooks with malfunctioning keyboards up to four years from the purchase date.

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PM removes Jody Wilson-Raybould, Jane Philpott from Liberal caucus

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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has removed Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the federal Liberal caucus, with the backing of his MPs.

The pair’s removal from caucus follows a series of regional caucus meetings in which Liberal MPs discussed whether they should be allowed to remain with the Liberal team.

The Liberal caucus will hold another meeting on Wednesday, likely to discuss all other business now that the most pressing matter has been addressed. »

Google’s constant product shutdowns are damaging its brand

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Some of these product shutdowns have transition plans, and some of them (like Google+) represent Google completely abandoning a user base.

Google has significantly harmed its brand over the last few months, and I'm not even sure the company realizes it.

If Stadia was an Amazon product, I don't think we would see these questions of when it would shut down. »

Chicago just elected a black, openly LGBT woman as mayor

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Chicago just became the largest United States city to elect a black woman and openly gay person as mayor in a history-making vote.

Polls showed Lightfoot, who has never held elected office, with a significant lead over Preckwinkle in the days leading up to voting.

Lightfoot, 56, has held appointed positions related to police oversight and accountability in Chicago under Mayor Emanuel and former Mayor Richard Daley. »

How BioWare's Anthem Went Wrong

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Fans have speculated endlessly as to how Anthem went so awry.

When describing these early iterations of Anthem, developers have made comparisons to Dark Souls, Darkest Dungeon, even Shadow of the Colossus.

Casey Hudson, who had directed the beloved Mass Effect trilogy and was supposed to be creative director on Anthem, was departing. »