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Facebook uses AI to improve photo descriptions for the visually impaired

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One of the most common types of content shared on Facebook, and other social media platforms are photographs. While most social media users can look at an image and see what it represents, it’s not so easy for those who are blind or visually impaired. Facebook says screen readers can describe the contents of these images using a synthetic voice … Continue reading

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Amazon’s weird Alexa sticky note printer will start shipping this summer

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If you were one of the people who pledged to buy the Smart Sticky Note Printer introduced as one of Amazon’s Day 1 Edition concepts, good news: the device will start shipping later this summer. As expected, the tiny portable printer can be used to print out reminders on-demand using Alexa voice commands, as well as puzzles, recipes, and similar … Continue reading

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Apple April 2021 event: What to expect from “Spring Loaded”

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As it generally is with an Apple Event announcement, we do not expect the title of said event to imply anything specific for said event. There won’t likely be any major physical, metal springs in play – they’re almost certainly just saying that the event is taking place in the Spring, and that they have some exciting products to show. … Continue reading

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Embr Wave 2: Smart wrist temperature control takes new form

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Back in April of 2019, we reviewed Embr Wave, AKA “your own personal thermostat.” This was a wearable that was able to transmit warmth and coolness to the wrist of the wearer, allowing the wearer to feel some sense of temperature control with a tap of the device. Now, having found some measure of success with the first unique piece … Continue reading

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