LG announced Monday it will bring artificial intelligence to its smartphone lineup in 2018, starting with this year’s version of the LG V30.
Each pod weighs about 1,500kg and has a capacity to accommodate 10 riders (six seated, four standing). Its average speed is 20 km/h.
A massive attack hit thousands of websites around the world, crooks deployed Coinhive scripts forcing them to secretly mine cryptocurrencies on visitors’ browsers.
As early as Wednesday, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which will require individuals with disabilities to jump through additional obstacles to enforce their right to access under the ADA. This bill will remove the consequences for businesses with architectural barriers that violate the ADA until an individual with a disability is denied access and provides a specific legal notice describing the denial of access and nature of the barrier. The individual with a disability must then wait up to six months for the business to make “substantial progress” in removing the barrier. Additionally, advocates fear that the legislation may be expanded to include the ADA’s applicability to the internet. This bill would set a dangerous precedent of making the rights of people with disabilities more difficult to enforce than other civil rights.
Riya spent much of her middle school days working on the SmartCane, a sensor-enabled cane intended to enhance the functionality of the typical white cane used by many people who are blind or visually impaired. According to Riya, inspiration for the project was sparked when she visited a friend’s house and met the friend’s grandmother, who struggled with visual impairment. Noting the grandmother’s need for assistance in mobility and sensing, Riya began researching the tools used by the visually impaired. Like a true millennial, she noticed one thing in particular: that these tools seemed stuck in the last century.
Thousands of people from around the globe are expected to travel to San Diego next month to take part in the world’s largest event dedicated to presenting and exploring new ways technology can assist people with disabilities.
The tutorial is designed for visually impaired and sighted users, and can be used with or without a braille display. The topics covered in the tutorial begin with learning numbers and continue through to advanced mathematical concepts. The tutorial can be used with any major browser and is available on Windows®, Mac®, iOS®, and Android™ platforms.
The Orbit Reader 20 refreshable braille device is now available in limited quantities! This long-awaited product brings braille literacy to the fingertips of children and adults alike, functioning as a stand-alone reader and note-taker or connecting to a phone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth or USB.
EyeSense is building a similar application to SeeingAI by Microsoft, but with much simpler user interaction and more features, incorporating state-of-the-art image recognition algorithms that not only recognises and records different faces but also describes if the person is smiling back to you.
More than 350 blind people could be cut off from a special state fund under legislation being considered by Missouri lawmakers. In testimony to a House budget panel, Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles, said the state should impose new financial limits on the state’s Blind Pension Fund program and remove any recipient who has a driver’s license from receiving the benefit.