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Allison JohnsonOct 1

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Google Japan’s latest Gboard design is even more impractical than the last.

Remember the teacup Gboard? Well, Google Japan just showed off another physical Gboard design — a gag that’s starting to become a yearly tradition.

This time, it’s a giant, 5.4-foot bar with a single row of keys that two people can use to type at once, sort of like a piano. And the best part is, Google Japan made the design files available online, so you can actually build it yourself.

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Emma RothOct 1
Activision Blizzard sheds another executive.

The game maker’s chief compliance officer, Frances Townsend, is stepping down a little over a year after rampant sexual assault allegations surfaced at the company. Townsend will instead serve as an advisor to the board and the embattled Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.

Last year, Townsend stepped down from her role as the company’s women’s network sponsor after hundreds of employees criticized her response to workers’ harrowing reports, as she claimed it painted an “untrue picture.”