Microsoft’s Seeing AI App adds Five More Languages to Assist the Blind

While the Microsoft Seeing AI has proven to be successful for assisting the blind by describing objects and text, the only issue has been that it’s only been available in English, so you’re crap-outta-luck if that’s not your first language. Thankfully,  Microsoft recently updated the free (and currently) iOS-only app with five additional languages that it can support: Dutch, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.  This means that Seeing can now process and describe things like signs or the facial expressions of other people to help the blind use the proper words in their (at least from the current six) home languages.

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Opera’s Free AND Unlimited VPN Service is Available on Android

Opera had already launched an unlimited VPN service for iOS earlier this year after their acquisition of SurfEasy last year (2015), and now it’s doing the same for (us) Android users.  What’s Opera VPN, you ask? Opera’s VPN service will allow you appear as if you’re in a different country such as the US, Canada, Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as letting you to block ad trackers. You can also bypass content restricted by your location with the VPN app, and the BEST PART is that Opera’s app does NOT have a data limit; meaning you can use it whenever you want, wherever you are, and as much as you want. HUZZAH!

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Are YOU Enjoying the ‘Rick & Morty’/’Pokemon’ Mash-Up Game, ‘Pocket Mortys’?


Adult Swim recently released Pocket Mortys, a new mobile game (Android and iOS) on January 14, and I was pretty stoked about it when it was teased a couple of weeks ago. Simply put, it’s essentially Pokemon with a Rick and Morty skin — and it’s a free game. In case you’re confused and/or not familiar with the show, universes that contain multiple versions of Morty are a common theme in the show, as Morty’s grandfather Rick travels through space and time. Allons-y…er…uh…WUBALUBADUBDUB!! Continue reading “Are YOU Enjoying the ‘Rick & Morty’/’Pokemon’ Mash-Up Game, ‘Pocket Mortys’?”

This Vinyl Artwork on Qbert’s New Album Doubles As a MIDI DJ Controller

Audiophiles have a laundry list of reasons why you should be buying your music on vinyl, but with DJ Qbert’s new album Extraterrestria, aspiring turntablists (’cause DJ Hero isn’t too accurate) now have a reason to skip the MP3s too. Using printed MIDI technology from a company called Novalia, the artwork in the vinyl’s sleeve doubles as a DJ controller for Algoriddim’s djay iOS app.
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Navdy, the Voice/Motion-Activated In-Car Heads-Up Display

Navdy shows a text message alertEver since we’ve be able to take our cell phones and smartphones with us in our cars, we’ve seen companies create products to provide a true hands-free experience.  In some cases, smartphone-based heads-up displays for cars were also implemented, however they are typically one-way devices — they’ll feed the info to you, but you still have to reach for your phone to answer a message or get directions. That’s where the Navdy comes in, as it projects car stats, navigation, notifications, and you can interact with them via a series of gestures and built-in voice commands from Android and iOS. Continue reading “Navdy, the Voice/Motion-Activated In-Car Heads-Up Display”

MANOS May Get Released on Steam?!? It’s TORGO-TIME!

If someone says the name “Torgo” do you think about the movie Manos: The Hands of Fate, or the awesome Mr. Glenn Percival of PSNation fame? While the correct answer is actually both, but for the purpose of this blog, we’ll save the exploits of Mr. Percival for another time. Thanks to Valve’s Steam Greenlight initiative, it seems that the game MANOS (based on the cult film) will have an opportunity to reach a wider audience, especially if that same audience is not familiar with that legendary 1993 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) that paid homage to the 1966 sci-fi film Manos: The Hands of Fate. Now MORE people will become familiar with Torgo’s (not Glenn’s) oddly-voiced predictions of the Master’s unfavorable nature.   Continue reading “MANOS May Get Released on Steam?!? It’s TORGO-TIME!”

Evernote Smart Notebook. Wait, an EVERNOTE NOTEBOOK? WANT!

And to think; I just started using Evernote a couple of weeks ago.  The Evernote Smart Notebook is here, as it arrived this past Monday, October 1 — and this lovely app/notebook combination works by compiling your drawings, notes, and any other Moleskin-bound writing and sketches you pen with Evernote’s iOS App (said to be headed to Android as well). All you need to do is snap a picture of your best Frank Gehry house sketch and see the architectural masterpiece appear magically(though I’m sure SOME technology is involved) in your Evernote account on you computer and on your phone. If you’re addicted to archiving your entries (as I am), the notebook comes with a set of stickers allows for quick tagging, and said stickers can be customized to your own organizational methods.   Continue reading “Evernote Smart Notebook. Wait, an EVERNOTE NOTEBOOK? WANT!”

WWE to Release Official App for Android & iOS Soon…

WWE is close to finishing their official app for Apple iOS and Android platforms. The app will contain WWE’s latest news, a large library of videos, photo galleries and more.  With the WWE app, you will have access to breaking news, a huge WWE video library (current and classic), and thousands of action-packed photos.  Also, WWE promises that with a slide, swipe or tap of … Continue reading WWE to Release Official App for Android & iOS Soon…

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Microsoft’s Surface Tablet PC, and HOORAY for Competition!

Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced their own Windows-branded product for the burgeoning tablet market, the Surface.  With the release of Microsoft Surface into the wild along with the iPad and numerous Android tablets, the tablet market is bound to become better for consumers, thanks to that lovely word “competition.”   The Surface features touchscreen and gesture technology (based on a feature of the upcoming Windows 8/RT operating systems) , a scratch-resistant case and even a built in stand.  The cover for the device is also a multi-touch keyboard, which comes in handy as you can also utilize Windows 8/RT in the classic desktop-style mode without even using the touchscreen.  WOW!!!  Continue reading “Microsoft’s Surface Tablet PC, and HOORAY for Competition!”

Daily Top 5 of the 2012 E3/Electronic Entertainment Expo (Day 4/4)

DAY 4 (June 7th, 2012)

And another E3 is in the books, ladies and gentlemen! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” This year, the conference takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Now that the fourth and FINAL day of E3 2012 is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about my five favorite stories made today at the show.

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