Monthly Archive: July 2014

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Finally: A browser add-on that lets you copy and paste text out of images and memes

Ever ended up on those horrible sites where the text is saved as a JPEG, making selecting and copying text impossible? In comes the Project Naptha browser extension. Created by developer Kevin “Antimatter15” Kwok, Project Naptha is a complete text and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) suite, packed into a JavaScript browser extension. With the suite you can now use your mouse to select and convert (an image stored as an outline) into pixels that can be...

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Google Patents Contact Lenses That Contain Microcameras

Google is again in the news, this time for a prototype that could potentially allow the tech giant to shrink its wearable tech – Google Glass – into the size of a single contact lens. This latest patent filing comes on the back of a recent filing by Google, revealing a prototype contact lens that monitors glucose levels. This patent is set to drastically improve the lives of diabetics, who currently have to puncture their fingers...

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Awesome Finger Reader Gadget Lets the Blind Read Printed Text

Finger Reader is a wearable device developed by MIT researchers that could potentially open up the world of books for the visually impaired. The device aims to help the blind access a wide range of resources. More than what is currently available in the Braille format. The Finger Reader – currently in its prototype phase – is a ring that the user can use to follow a line of text in a book or on a...

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Yookos: Africa’s Facebook?

Launched in 2011, Yookos is a social networking site aimed at people across the African continent. Almost identical to Facebook, the site allows users to connect with friends, publish status updates, write blog posts and engage with others in extended networks. The social networking site is currently headquartered in Johannesburg. Yookos has been touted as a site that is different and allows the community to communicate on a deeper level. It was formed as a way...

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Amazon’s Rumored 3D Smartphone May Radically Change E-Commerce

Set to redefine e-commerce, Amazon’s rumoured 3D Smartphone may at first, seems gimmicky. A picture, recently leaked on the internet shows a smartphone that looks like any of the devices currently on the market. Possessing five cameras, the device has the typical front-facing camera for selfies and video messaging, plus four other cameras. The four additional cameras supposedly give the phone 3D capabilities that don’t require special glasses and are beyond anything yet seen on a Smartphone....