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For the sight-impaired, a phone that talks back

Concept is developed to identify functions when buttons are pressed.

By Jul. 11, 2008


Wave your hand to control smart devices -- even if it's out of sight

The new "AllSee" gesture-recognition device lets you manipulate TV signals in the air using wizard-like hand movements to control your tech.

By Feb. 28, 2014


Can a simple app really give you superhero sight?

Researchers from the University of California at Riverside say playing their Ultimeyes game could dramatically increase your vision. Crave's Michael Franco goes eyeballs-on.

By Feb. 19, 2014


Kindle iOS app enhanced for the blind and visually impaired

Users can now hear many books read aloud and use features like Zoom and AssistiveTouch to more easily see and navigate text.

By May. 1, 2013


Purefizz Soda Maker hides bubbles in plain sight

The Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker offers a new perspective for home soda makers. After the charger cap is removed, the gadget is ready for serving and storage.

By Aug. 5, 2013


Apple's first Gold iPhone 5S TV ad (No Kardashian in sight)

Having plugged the iPhone 5C hard, Apple launches a new ad for the gold iPhone 5S during Sunday's NFL broadcasts. It's slightly familiar.

By Oct. 20, 2013


GTA Online still borked, no end in sight as characters deleted

GTA Online looks set to become one of the all-time great broken launches, with players this weekend complaining their characters and money were deleted.

By Oct. 7, 2013


LG Optimus F3 a $30 Android phone for blind, hearing-impaired

At an accessibility conference, LG debuts the Optimus F3, an Android Jelly Bean phone that includes Google's TalkBack feature.

By Jun. 6, 2013


Cops allegedly get violent at sight of Samsung Galaxy

A San Diego police officer is filmed on a Samsung Galaxy, writing a citation. He demands that the phone be put away, as it could be a "weapon." Sadly, an altercation ensues.

By Apr. 11, 2013


Ep. 1236: Where we're hidden in plain sight

As telecommunications extends its reach, some clever landscape artists are using strategic foliage to camouflage electrical poles and cell phone towers. Combating visual pollution on today's 404 episode.

By Mar. 28, 2013