The Essential Phone was a great deal during Prime Day last month. This deal isn’t quite as good, but if you’re interested in picking an Essential Phone up for just $399.99, the company will bundle up a pair of its Earphones HD, a 360 Camera, and a protective camera case for free.
Dive into this podcast to learn about the Qwerky Writer Mechanical Keyboard, a keyboard dedicated to those who want the greatest typewriter feeling under their fingertips at all times. Thanks to arrangements done by Qwerkytoys, what’s reviewed here is of the latest QwerkyWriter S model.
As you can hear, I could not be more than pleased with the design, build, and overall retro feel of this product. As you also hear, there are some some negatives, such as the right-shift key, but these to me have not detracted from using the device at all. While you can pick up another keyboard claiming a typewriter feel, I truly challenge you in these three qualities produced by the breadth of attention put in by the QwerkyWriter team.
New research finds a way of delivering a sight-protective turmeric derivative efficiently, right where it is needed.
Depending on your region, you can now ask your Amazon Echo for information about the closest business and get the hours, thanks to Amazon’s recent partnership with Yext, a company that’s supplying the tech giant with business data aggregated from Google and Facebook, as well as Apple’s Siri assistant, according to Bloomberg. Since 2015, Amazon has offered similar information through Yelp, and the information pulled from the review site is what allowed people to use their Amazon speakers to, for example, find the most popular restaurants in their area. The data from Yext is pulled directly from businesses that partner with the platform, like T-Mobile, and Rite Aid, who work with Yext to keep their data up to date.
Be My Eyes, a Danish company that allows some 87,000 people who have downloaded the free app to request assistance in situations where vision is needed from 1.5 million volunteers, won the accessibility prize at the Tech4Good awards.
Our genome is made up of 20,000 genes, all of which may cause disease. At present, 4,141 genes have been identified as being responsible for genetic abnormalities, leaving around 16,000 genes with unknown implication in disease. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, working in collaboration with scientists from Pakistan and the USA — have investigated a recessive genetic disorder that destroys the eyes from developing and results in childhood blindness. After analyzing the genomes of each member of a consanguineous family with affected children, the geneticists pinpointed pathogenic mutations in a new gene, MARK3, as being the cause. They subsequently confirmed their findings — published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics — by modifying the homologous gene in drosophila flies, which resulted in abnormal eye development and blindness. The identification of the MARK3 related disease will help to understand the mechanism of the disease, provide diagnostic services, and initiate efforts for a personalized treatment.
Dolby has announced that Amazon Prime Video will roll out Dolby Atmos support when Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan airs on August 31st, 2018. Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Cube boxes are ready to support the technology right away.
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have created reprogrammable Braille that could eliminate the need for unique pages without using a braille display. It’s described as “a framework to encode memory, in the form of Braille-like dimples and bumps, onto a blank, lattice-free material.” This material is as dynamic as the words it can contain, changing as needed to reflect new text.
Amazon has new features for deaf and speech-impaired users. It’s called “Tap to Alexa,” and it lets owners of the Echo Show touchscreen smart speaker tap on the screen to access customizable shortcuts to common Alexa tricks, including weather, news headlines, timers and more. Users can rearrange those shortcuts or exchange them for other shortcuts. There’s also a new keyboard icon that you can select, and you’ll be able to type out a specific Alexa command with no need to talk.
Blind and visually impaired students from around the state of Michigan explored the galaxy at a unique weeklong career exploration lab (CEL) held recently at LARA’s Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) Training Center in Kalamazoo. Offered under BSBP’s Pre-Employment Transition Services, the program featured a NASA engineer, and scientist presenters who introduced astronomy concepts to the students utilizing 3D technology and tactile graphs.