BrailleTouch is an smartphone application developed by Georgia Tech’s researchers. It enables visually impaired people to write text messages simply by using six keys on the screen representing the Braille alphabet.
Why it matters
New technology such as Apple’s SIRI doesn’t replace such a device. One can easily imagine that people would prefer the discretion of such an application in public places. Which new device or app could give physically disabled people a broader access to daily life tasks?
“Social Music Experience” is the first CD created by social network users. Tuenti, the biggest teen Spanish social network, is selling a CD completely created by its users.
More than 300,000 users chose the title, cover and track list after voting and uploading their preferences to the site. The final cover received over 18,000 votes, and more than 315,000 votes decided the cd playlist. More than 12,000 photos were uploaded as suggestions for the CD’s cover. Sony Music collaborated on the production. The album is available on iTunes, music stores and Spotify.
Director Christopher Nolan and composer Hans Ximmer have partnered with mobile app developer RJDJ to bring the world of Inception to the consumer through their phones. The app uses stimulus, such as sound, ambient light levels and geo-location, from the “player’s” life to construct the world of the dream.