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Anne Taylor, part of the Microsoft Accessibility team, is looking to use AI to benefit disabled people. (Image credit: Microsoft)   Microsoft is going on an AI kick as of late and one of their most significant announcements at this year’s Build (2018) conference was about using AI (Artificial Intelligence) for social challenges, more specifically- their AI for Accessibility program, which looks to put tools into the hands of developers to develop AI solutions for the disabled.   ...
The Adaptive Controller features a pair of large programmable buttons and a host of ports to connect virtually any Joystick, buttons, switches or other controllers to help those with disabilities play games. (Image credit: Xbox)   This is a great idea. It's definitely a "why didn't I think of this" kind of design.   Microsoft recently announced their Xbox Adaptive Controller: a gamepad that lets disabled users play games through special configurations. This is not the first foray into ...
Microsoft is using its developers conference to announce a new compensation plan that the company hopes will attract more developers to its platform. Joe Belfiore at the Microsoft Developer Conference (Image via Microsoft Build 2018)   Earlier in the month of May 2018, Microsoft held its developers conference during which the Vice President of Operating Systems, Joe Belfiore, announced that the corporation has designed a new compensation plan for developers interested in selling applicatio ...
HTC's new Exodus phone, the blockchain phone. (Image via HTC)   HTC has just announced the creation of a new smartphone called "Exodus" - which comes just before the release of their new phone on May 23rd. The device is meant to be focused on Android privacy, and while that's a plus, there have yet to be more specifications about the new phone. The only support it offers to its customers that we know of to date is that it will be holding a waller for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Lightning Networks a ...
Artificial Intelligence is playing a bigger role in the medical care industry. It has expanded on its role by detecting more severe and life-threatening conditions that the usual diagnostic tools can't. AliveCor, a company known for branding KardiaBand has developed a way by using machine learning to detect heart conditions - specifically Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) which usually doesn't gain much detection.   The QT interval is measured by the influence of time between the start of the Q wav ...
  A brand new proposal has just sought approval in California that requires solar panels to be built on newly constructed homes. The aim of this is to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions even though it will have the extra cost tied to it when construction is complete. However, it also has the advantage of cutting back on utility expenses within a household. The proposal would go into effect in 2020.   California is the only state in the United States to propose and accept this propo ...
Old radios, almost a shame to recycle them! (Image via free use)   Recycling is a movement that took off in the 1970s, but people have been recycling for thousands of years. Initially, early Americans recycled because goods were rare, and products could not be made cheaper and faster like they are today. People recycled and reused every piece of metal, every container, every piece of clothing, etc. Today, thanks to the industrial revolution, the manufacturing of goods is at a peek volume. ...
The automotive industry is in the middle of a massive transformation due to evolving business models and mobility preferences, but also because of technological developments. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Over the Air (OTA) algorithms, Machine Learning, Electrification of Vehicles and infrastructure, advancement in sensors and semiconductors, Self-Driving Vehicles, and more are not only disrupting the traditional automotive ecosystem but making it obsolete.   Adopting innovations in th ...