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Apple to launch new accessibility features supporting users with disabilities

Apple is set to launch three new accessibility functions to enable greater usability for people with disabilities. The Assistive Access, Personal Voice and Point and Speak functions will be operational later this year, the company announced earlier this week. Other features to help deaf or hard-of-hearing users and those with low vision across Apple products […]

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Smart pill could help doctors pinpoint digestive difficulties – study

A smart pill could help doctors pinpoint digestive issues, new research suggests. The ingestible sensor which can be monitored as it moves through the digestive tract could help diagnose digestive disorders. This includes conditions such as constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus), and gastroparesis (where food passes […]

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Apple boss Tim Cook to take more than 40% pay cut

Apple chief executive Tim Cook will take a more than 40% pay cut this year from a year earlier as the company adjusts how it calculates his compensation partly based on a recommendation from Mr Cook himself. Apple said in a regulatory filing that Mr Cook’s target total compensation is 49 million dollars (£40 million) […]

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Smart appliances risk losing functionality after as little as two years – Which?

“Smart” appliances such as TVs and washing machines risk losing features and functionality after as little as two years because manufacturers are not providing vital updates, a consumer group has warned. Which? said its research found that appliances including dishwashers and inkjet printers, which might be expected to last more than a decade, could quickly […]

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Sony and Honda unveil Afeela electric car brand

Sony and Honda have unveiled their new electric car brand and said they hope to have the new company’s first vehicles on the road within four years. The technology and car giant’s joint venture is called Afeela, with a prototype electric car appearing on-stage at Sony’s press conference ahead of the CES technology fair in […]

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