Join hosts Joel Ramos, James Oates and Jessica Rickards as they discuss their Cool Picks.
3-D printed prosthetics limb company, Exiii, has come up with a cool glove that helps you feel objects in a virtual environment. The gloves are bulky and futuristic looking, but they have motors in the glove that help simulate the sensation of touch.
For people who are blind, VR needs to have other sensations available in addition to sight for them to interact with the virtual world. The gloves will most likely also be used in physical rehabilitation, and as controls for robots and drones.
Check out this video demonstrating the glove.
Join Jessica Rickards along with TellMe TV CEO, Kevin Shaw, for this spotlight on TellMe TV. Gone is the old name and website for this fantastic audio description service, and what has replaced it is a more streamline, futuristic site with greater mobile device integration and app support.
If you would like to try out this incredible service, TellMe TV is offering a special promotion just for our listeners. If you would like to start a free trial of TellMe TV, enter promo code TELLME17 when you sign up and you’ll receive 3 months free.
On Monday, Google updated its Voice app for the first time in five years. Many people, for good reason, thought that Google had abandoned the service. It appears that Google is working to make Hangouts an enterprise service, and move consumer calling features over to Google Voice. Now Google Voice has reorganized that app to make it easier to access your text messages and voice mails. The company has also promised to update the app regularly. One of the new features that will be coming soon is VoIP, Voice over Internet Protocol, which is a feature that allows you to make calls over the internet without a phone service provider. We look forward to this feature.
Check the revised app for Android and iOS.
This week’s episode of VIP has plenty of surprises and interesting information. Join hosts Joel Ramos, James Oates and Jessica Rickards as they discuss the happenings in the world of accessible technology. This week’s first surprise has nothing to do with tech but will leave plenty of the guys heartbroken. You’ve been warned!
As parents, we know how important it is to get our children interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. So, it is exciting to see that Amazon has launched a new subscription service to help make learning these subjects fun.
Amazon’s STEM Club subscription costs $19.99 per month. It is available for children 3-4 years old, 5-7 years old, and 8-13 years old. Each month, your child will receive a different toy selected by Amazon. The subscription can be canceled at any time.
For fifty years, We have watched Star Trek characters use the voice command, “computer”, to begin interacting with the ship’s computer. Now you can interact with your Amazon Echo in the same way. Below are step by step instructions on how to change the wake word on your Echo. Enjoy, and have fun.
Microsoft has finally done it! They’ve allowed you to install Windows with speech as soon as you boot up the Windows 10 DVD or USB stick. This is supposed to come out in April, but I’m playing around with Insider Preview build 15002, and, for the most part, it works! Here is what I call my quick-and-dirty demonstration of installing Windows 10 on my Acer laptop. This was done on January 22, But, I think it’ll give you a glimpse of what it can be like to install Windows 10 with speech.