2 posts • joined 4 Mar 2009
If SeeScan and SeeStar work well and are somewhat affordable, this will be a huge step towards independence for the visually impaired.
Ray Kurzweil's KNFB Reader combines a phone camera with OCR software. That's supposedly enough (I haven't used one) to read street signs, but object recognition is a whole new level.
I realize it isn't the main point of the article, but the following sentence leapt out at me:
"He pointed to a recent snafu where Google's search engine blocked access to the entire internet."
That seems a tad harsh. As far as I know, Google problems like that are hardly "situation normal." Or are they?
P.S. Good to see that amanfromMars is back with his usual refreshing take on reality.
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON