techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com March 20, 2019


Google launches its Lookout app to help the visually impaired

15 March 2019, 04:52 | Casey Mitchell

Google's Lookout app is finally

Google's Lookout app is finally here

The app also has a camera view for live recognition.

Since announcing the app a year ago, Google said it has been "testing and improving the quality" of the app's results. Well, the app is now officially available to install and explore by the users of Google's Pixel Smartphone users.

The company cautions, as, with all new technology, the app will not always be "100% flawless", but is urging early users to review the product so that Google can continue to improve the functionalities of the app.

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
After the news of her nomination broke, Thunberg took to Twitter to say she was "honoured and very grateful for this nomination". The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates will be announced that month.

Google, which announced Lookout a year ago, designed the app to provide more independence to roughly 253 million people worldwide who are blind or visually impaired.

Product Manager, Google Accessibility Engineering, Patrick Clary stated, "We designed Lookout to work in situations where people might typically have to ask for help-like learning about a new space for the first time, reading text and documents, and completing daily routines such as cooking, cleaning and shopping".

"As with any new technology, Lookout will not always be 100 percent flawless", Clary said. The app, which works similar to Google Lens' technology, lets people search and take action on nearby objects by pointing their smartphones.

Trump's budget set to spark yet another fight with Democrats
Indeed, it would have capped federal spending on the entire program. Trump's proposed Medicare cuts also drew fire from lawmakers. A statement from AARP reflected a mix of praise and concern.

Think of it as a specialized application of Google Lens, one that identifies real-world objects but also plays it out loud for the user to hear.

For what it's worth, Google's "hope" is that availability will be expanded "soon" to "more devices, countries, and platforms", although there are no words on a timetable of any sort. Because of this, they are looking for feedback from users, so if you have some after using the app, send it here.

The app has been made available exclusively for Google's Pixel users in the United States by Google. Or the user should keep it on the front side of his shirt's pocket or coat's pocket so the camera app can see the things around.

Google reportedly shifting employees away from tablet, laptop division
Since then, sources tell us that pressure has increased to make hardware at Google into a "real business". We're glad to know that the employees involved are being reassigned to other projects within the company.



Other News

Trending Now

Scuderia Ferrari reveals special SF90 Melbourne livery
It's just feeling how the vehicle handles and how the balance is, we know there is definitely more to come. We won't know for sure until this weekend. "We'll see, but I haven't really thought that much about it".

New book describes perils of crossing a White House power couple
The author, on her own website, listed this book in the category of "fiction" - until recently changing it. Ward mentioned in what she called her "fact checking" stage was entirely false".

Beto Announced His 2020 Plans In A Sly Way
Beto O'Rourke, the former congressman who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for president.

Rockets fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, explosions heard: Israeli military, witnesses
The Iran-backed Al-Sabareen terrorist group in Gaza has yet to release an official statement following the rocket attacks. It would be the first time that Tel Aviv has been targeted by rocket fire since a 2014 war against Gaza militants .

Lori Loughlin released on $1 million bond in college admissions bribery scandal
It is said that the students involved did not know about their parents' collusion with the scam, and are not being prosecuted. If she wants to ball out on a yacht as the world falls in around her, then that's more than fine with me.

Brexit backstop legal risk 'unchanged': United Kingdom attorney general
Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Let's bring the UK's withdrawal to an orderly end.

Yakuza Spin-off Judgment Pulled from Sale in Japan After Drugs Scandal
According to Japan Times , the punishment for possessing or using cocaine in Japan is a prison sentence of up to seven years. Soon after the arrest, Sega issued a statement addressing Taki's arrest and announcing plans to stop all sales of Judgment .

Endgame Trailer And Poster Released — Surprise New Avengers
Her Instagram post was accompanied by an artwork that showed the two superheroes - Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel - with arms linked.

Jose Canseco's Ex Responds to Alex Rodriguez Cheating Rumor
On Monday, A-Rod's former New York Yankees teammate, Jose Canseco , wrote on Twitter that Rodriguez had been unfaithful to J. Now, Jessica is speaking out about the rumors and clarifying that they're 100% untrue! I certainly did not sleep with him.

New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel
Looks like the Avengers are all decked out in matching outfits (possibly needed to join Ant-Man in the Quantum Realm?). Hawkeye is also seen running away in a scene from an explosion to what seems to be a spaceship maybe.