Currently implemented in a set-top box, the system delivers onscreen text-to-speech capability with multiple language support besides a customizable user interface.
Rep. Edward Markey is drafting legislation that would extend closed captioning and other rules for traditional TVs and telephones to their Internet-enabled counterparts.
The Anti-Defamation League says a page claiming Jewish people are involved in ritual murder constitutes hate speech and therefore should be removed immediately.
The Seattle Seahawks' Derrick Coleman is deaf. In a stunning ad for Duracell, he describes his fight.
Artist and cyborg advocate Neil Harbisson has an "eyeborg," a device implanted in his skull that lets him hear colors. Friends can even use an app to beam images to his brain. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him about cyborg advocacy, turning music into clothing, and life with a new sense you can never shut off.
A control system helps robots quickly adjust to subtle changes in the way their operators move, which could improve safety in manufacturing settings.
Startup incubator Y Combinator demos a refreshingly high volume of companies tackling real issues, from hearing loss and elderly care to immigrant hiring and sending money home.
commentary If you've ever worked with a child on a big project, you know it often leads to frustration. Google's trailblazing Hotwording could end the tears and change who succeeds in school.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, Cook exhorts the US Senate to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which aims to protect the hiring and employment rights of gay and lesbian Americans.
Home Depot's attempt to gain access to "any pictures" on social networks of ex-employee who filed a discrimination lawsuit is overly broad, federal judge in California rules.