Anmol Tukrel, 17, from Toronto, Canada has created an app that helps visually impaired people identify objects and text. A Grade 12 student at Holy Trinity, Anmol designed a new app for the blind that describes things you take photos of with your iPhone or iPad.
nuTonomy has already been testing self-driving cars in Singapore, and now they will begin testing in Boston Massachusetts by the end of 2016. Mayor Martin
Walsh announced a partnership with nuTonomy to successfully launch this life changing project. The benefit to those who are unable to travel independently is enormous. Although many are still apprehensive about autonomous vehicles on the streets of their city, it is a technology that is evolving. Uber has already launched a similar project in cooperation with the city of Pittsburg Pennsylvania. Expect to see many more of these types of collaborations.
coming to a town near you.
Story curtesy of The Daily Free Press.
Per Vodafone, the Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, and Google Pixel XL will be eligible for the 7.1.1 Nougat update on December 05. Until now, only the Pixel phones could get 7.1 Nougat. The update includes a security patch. The update brings app shortcut menus to the Nexus 6P, and the Pixel will get new features like tap to wake and raise to wake.
Are you dying to get your hands on a first-generation Apple Watch this Christmas? How about an iPhone 6S or a Mac without a touch bar? If so, Apple will give you a gift card on Black Friday when you purchase one of these items. If you would prefer an iPhone 7, a second-generation Apple Watch, or the newest Mac Book Pro with a touch bar, you will not get any deal from Apple. Fortunately, many other stores such as Target and best Buy are offering actual deals on the Apple products that you want to buy this year. For more information about Apple’s return to Black Friday and where you can find deals that you want, head on over to 9to5mac for the best coverage of Apple product deals for Christmas.
A student from the University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could assist in transforming the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
Sense 1952, We have been able to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on NBC, but for the first time, we will be able to view it live on YouTube. This makes one of the greatest holiday traditions accessible from virtually any platform and any location. Tune in on Thursday morning at 9:00 AM EST to watch your favorite marching bands, dancers, clowns, Broadway performers, floats, and of course, the amazing giant balloon characters. Here is the link for the live stream.
You can earn the first ever achievement metal offered by Apple for working out in addition to all that binge eating and football watching on November 24. You will also get a special messaging sticker for completing the challenge that you can then send to all your friends who will be sleeping off their food marathon while you are coming down from your runners high. Below is the text from Apple sent out to U.S. residents only.
Some iPhone 6s manufactured between September and October 2015 are shutting down unexpectedly, and require a battery replacement. Per Apple, this is not a safety issue. To determine if your iPhone is eligible for the replacement, contact an authorized Apple service provider or visit an Apple store.
For full details, visit Apple’s support page.
Of the estimated 285 million people who are visually impaired around the world, 90 percent live in low-income settings, while 80 percent of cases could be cured or prevented, according to the World Health Organization.