Twitter has nearly 260 million monthly active users outside the U.S. as it does in its home market, approximately 68 million and recently launched a new app in an effort to boost those numbers further. The social network is testing a Android app for Twitter Lite, a native app version of a mobile web site Twitter launched earlier this year that uses less mobile data to work. The lighter data load means that the app is especially useful for emerging markets where data networks are often slower and more expensive for consumers to use.
Google just unveiled new features at a Google Developer Days keynote. The AI is also pulling up answers faster. They indicate that Google Assistant now possesses better contextual awareness. Not only will it be able to answer some of your vaguest questions, but it will also come in handy on your travels.
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Samsung Electronics announced that it will launch ‘Relúmĭno,’ a visual aid application for people with low vision. ‘Relúmĭno’ is a visual aid application that works in conjunction with the Gear VR to enhance the vision of visually impaired people.
HumanWare has announced a partnership with The American Printing House to provide a new powerful tool for visually impaired students combining a high-performance digital magnifier with the versatility of an Android tablet, the MATT Connect.
If you have an Android device and a braille display, the BrailleBack app from the Play Store is a must have. The app makes it possible to read and input on your Android device using the braille display.
Neuro X Labs have just released BlindSight, a free Android app that implements advanced AI features, narrating the scenes fed to it by the phone camera. It requires no internet connection, collects no user data and the app is only 50MB. The app is in its early stages but Neuro X Labs are looking for feedback.
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