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Voicee glasses are the latest to offer captioning to deaf wearers
We’ve already seen camera-equipped glasses that tell blind wearers what they’re looking at. Well, Voicee is a bit different, in that it’s a microphone-equipped set of glasses which display the text of what other people are saying.
According to the designers, the Voicee technology is capable of picking up the speech of another person who is conversing with the wearer, and displaying their words as near-real-time text captions within the glasses.
NASA launches website hosting stunning, regularly updated Earth imagery
NASA has launched a new website allowing the public to view images snapped by its Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite. The service will provide multiple shots of stunning Earth imagery seven days a week, mere hours after capture.
Upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will run Google's own AI-focused Tensor chip
Google’s Pixel 5 smartphone was surprisingly unambitious, an affordable mid-ranger rather than a high-end flagship, prompting some to ask if the company was quietly planning to step back from manufacturing its own Android handsets. But no; after months of rumors, the company has decided to give a pre-launch “sneak peek” at an upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, complete with a brand new “Tensor” system-on-a-chip designed in-house to vastly accelerate AI and machine learning capabilities.
Microsoft to build $22 billion worth of AR headsets for the US Army
Microsoft has won a 10-year contract to build advanced augmented reality systems for the US Army. A new production contract for the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) will net the company up to US$21.88 billion over 10 years.
Lenovo unleashes powerhouse laptop with Core i9 CPU and RTX 3080 graphics
The global pandemic has seen a bunch of annual trade shows either canceled or opening virtual doors only. Mobile World Congress has opted for a hybrid live/digital event, and Lenovo has launched a laptop powerhouse for creators and prosumers called the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4, and a bunch of accessories under its new Go brand, including a wireless charging pad for laptops.
Sony launches ZV-E10 interchangeable lens mirrorless vlogging camera
Following last year’s launch of the ZV-1 vlogging compact camera, Sony has announced the first Alpha-series interchangeable lens camera optimized for video creators, which shares much of the feature set of its stablemate but includes some tasty extras.
Microsoft update puts Xbox-like controls on Surface Duo's second screen
Microsoft has announced an update to its Xbox Games Pass cloud gaming platform for Android that turns one of the Surface Duo’s dual screens into a virtual touch controller while the other displays the game.