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HoloLens acts as eyes for blind users and guides them with audio prompts

Microsoft’s HoloLens has an impressive ability to quickly sense its surroundings, but limiting it to displaying emails or game characters on them would show a lack of creativity. New research shows that it works quite well as a visual prosthesis for the vision impaired, not relaying actual visual data but guiding them in real time with audio cues and instructions. ...

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Apple brings its coding lessons to schools for students who are blind and deaf

Apple this morning announced another expansion of Everyone Can Code, bringing its Swift coding curricula to a number of US schools focused on students who are blind and deaf. The current list includes eight schools in California, New York, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas. “Apple’s mission is to make products as accessible as possible,” Tim Cook says in the announcement. ...

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Scientists develop ‘artificial retina’ in hope to restore sight to the blind

A cheap new artificial retina could soon be used to restore sight to the blind, according to joint research by scientists at universities in Israel and Sweden. Researchers from Tel Aviv and Linkoping have developed a small, photoactive film capable of converting light into electrical signals that stimulate light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye. It is hoped that the research ...

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Corrupt Ukraine courts turning blind eye to corporate raiders targeting French firms – envoy

French companies trying to do business in Ukraine face corruption that severely undermines foreign investors’ trust, according to the country’s ambassador to Ukraine, Isabelle Dumont. “We have to deal with cases when our corporations face corrupt practices. They are deeply concerned over the fact. They are complaining about the problem to the embassy and the business ombudsman. We have to ...

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US sends 'dangerous message' by turning blind eye to Guantanamo tortures – UN

The US is in “clear violation” of the United Nations Convention against Torture over “gruesome” abuses committed by its agents in locations such as Guantanamo Bay, according to a UN official. The UN’s special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, noted in a Wednesday statement that “perpetrators and policymakers responsible for years of gruesome abuse have not been brought to justice, ...

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LA City Council pres. warns of legal weed regulation blind spots

On the verge of becoming the largest US city to regulate recreational marijuana, Los Angeles city council president and two members are already bracing for potential problems in the bureaucratic system’s structure. On Wednesday, the city council voted 12-0 in favor of the marijuana-related regulations which legalized the licensed sale and cultivation of marijuana in the Southern California city of ...

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Jake Olson, blind long snapper for USC Trojans, delivers PAT

LOS ANGELES — Jake Olson first imagined this moment long before he lost his vision to cancer eight years ago. Southern California scored a touchdown. Coach Clay Helton turned to the sideline and yelled his name: “Are you ready? Let’s get this done!” The blind long snapper’s teammates guided him onto the field. They lined him up over the ball. ...

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Brexit Blind: EU is wilfully not seeing dangers Brexit poses to entire European project

Bruno Maçães, who was his country’s EU minister between July 2013 and November 2015, rubbished claims the effect of Britain quitting the European Union would be “negligible” for remaining members of the bloc. Speaking to Express.co.uk, the business strategist spoke of “complex value chains” impacting on EU members after urging the UK to remind the bloc of the “dangers” presented ...

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R. Kelly Neighbors Deny Turning Blind Eye, No Signs of Alleged 'Cult' of Young Women

R. Kelly Neighbors Pissed at ‘Cult’ AllegationWe Didn’t Turn a Blind Eye 7/18/2017 1:00 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE R. Kelly‘s Georgia crib was more of a party house than the home base of an abusive cult … according to neighbors who are shocked at claims the singer was holding women against their will. Neighbors inside the gated Duluth, GA community tell ...

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Legally blind woman hurt in A train derailment to sue MTA for $5M

A legally blind Manhattan woman who was injured on an A train that derailed in Harlem plans to sue the MTA for $ 5 million. Not even her faithful service dog could keep Ashleigh Hertzig from hurting her knee, back and neck June 27 when the train hit a loose rail at the W. 125th St. station and careened into ...

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