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02.29.12
Google aids accessibility with ChromeVox reader, better YouTube captions and more
02.29.12

Google aids accessibility with ChromeVox reader, better YouTube captions and more

Engineers from Google have commandeered a booth at this year's CSUN accessibility conference and th...

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01.30.12
Nintendo, NTT DoCoMo testing DS-powered speech translator
01.30.12

Nintendo, NTT DoCoMo testing DS-powered speech translator

Nintendo and NTT DoCoMo are reportedly teaming up in order to create a voice-to-text system that'l...

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12.20.11
Democratic Republic of Congo bans text messaging
12.20.11

Democratic Republic of Congo bans text messaging

After a controversial presidential election that saw Joseph Kabila retain the office amid fierc...

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12.02.11
Trouble hearing? Advanced Bionics' waterproof implant is paddling your way
12.02.11

Trouble hearing? Advanced Bionics' waterproof implant is paddling your way

If you're one of the 200,000 deaf people who've received cochlear implants, then here's an upgrad...

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11.03.11
15 Minutes of Fame: Legally blind player with hearing loss conquers raid healing
11.03.11

15 Minutes of Fame: Legally blind player with hearing loss conquers raid healing

From Hollywood celebrities to the guy next door, millions of people have made World of Warcraft a...

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06.17.11
Netflix's day: Sony movies pulled, new bandwidth options, no more DVD API access and a lawsuit
06.17.11

Netflix's day: Sony movies pulled, new bandwidth options, no more DVD API access and a lawsuit

In an apparent ode to Rebecca Black, Ice Cube and any number of body switch movies, Netflix has h...

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06.03.11
NHK's automated, animated sign language translator adds gestures to subtitles (video)
06.03.11

NHK's automated, animated sign language translator adds gestures to subtitles (video)

We've seen quite a few devices designed to help hearing impaired users communicate via phone or c...

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05.27.11
Telecommunications device for the deaf gets hitched to a rotary phone, hacked to run Zork
05.27.11

Telecommunications device for the deaf gets hitched to a rotary phone, hacked to run Zork

In today's episode of "But will it run Zork?" a chap named Ulysses got the vintage game to run on...

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05.11.11
YouTube brings human-enabled closed captioning to live video for Google I/O
05.11.11

YouTube brings human-enabled closed captioning to live video for Google I/O

If you were glued to your computer during the live broadcast of the Google I/O keynote yesterday m...

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