Forget massive headsets. An art exhibit in Prague is helping blind and visually impaired users to touch artwork in virtual reality thanks to special gloves. The Touching Masterpieces exhibit offers visitors a series of 3D models of famous statues to “view” via haptic feedback in the gloves. The exhibit debuted last week at the National Gallery of Prague, where several users were allowed to test it: The project began with the work of Neurodigital Technologies, a Spanish VR startup working in tandem with the Leontinka Foundation for the blind and visually impaired, Geometry Prague, and the National Gallery. Neurodigital began…
Apple has said that it’s aware of this bug and has told MacRumors that it’ll be fixed in an upcoming software update. No other details were given, so it’s unclear if Apple will roll a fix into the upcoming iOS 11.3 update or if we’ll see a special iOS 11.2.7 update or something similar.
With this iOS bug, Siri will read your notifications even if they’re set to be hidden. iOS allows you to have your notifications hidden on the lock screen until you unlock using Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode by going into Settings > Notifications > Show Previews. However, it was recently discovered that if you ask Siri to read your notifications, it’ll read the contents of your messages even if the notifications are hidden.
This is a pretty serious security issue, so it’s good to hear that Apple is aware and working on a fix. Here’s to hoping that the patch comes soon.
Brazilian outlet Mac Magazine today reported (Google Translate) on a newly-discovered privacy bug (it affects all iOS 11 versions, including the upcoming iOS 11.3 update) that allows Siri to read hidden notifications from messaging apps on a locked device…. Read the rest of this post here
If you are an Android Auto user, you must be knowing that it’s not possible to use the phone when it’s connected to Google’s in-car infotainment service. Well, that’s changed now, as the company has lifted this restriction. Yes, now you can just swipe up and unlock your phone even when it’s connected to Android Auto. Google says the change is aimed at allowing passengers to use the phone (without causing any distraction to the driver). Not only that, even drivers can use their phone now when the car isn’t in motion What do you think about this new change? Do you feel it’s helpful?…
The Android Auto team has been known to put safety above all else. Most people agree that’s the best strategy, but there have been some scenarios where users have pointed out that certain decisions may be over-reaching, or they might not account for common scenarios. One of the biggest points of contention since the launch of Android Auto has been a feature that effectively locks users out of their phones while connected to Android Auto.
Amazon has expanded the usability of its Alexa calling and messaging via the Alexa app to tablets, allowing iPad owners to be able to make and receive free calls to and from friends and family members who own an Echo device from the retailer’s growing range. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
The Trump administration has decided to lift a ban on the import of African elephant trophies, allowing hunters to bring parts of the animals’ bodies back home.
The news was unexpected: The President himself, speaking with British broadcaster Piers Morgan, said that he “didn’t want elephants killed and stuffed and have the tusks brought back into this [country].”
So it’s no surprise that even when passed without fanfare, a lift on the ban on elephant trophy imports has caused quite a stir.
“The Trump administration is trying to keep these crucial trophy import decisions behind closed doors, and that’s totally unacceptable,” Tanya Sanerib, international legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity, told AP. “Elephants aren’t meant to be trophies, they’re meant to roam free.”
Through a memorandum on its website, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced the news, saying that the authorities will consider requests on a case by case basis with immediate effect. It will be legal to import trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia among others.
The ban elephant trophies was put in place by the Obama administration in 2014. In December 2017, a lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International entered the courts. It found that proper procedures weren’t followed when the regulations were enacted, including the lack of an opportunity for the public to comment on the ban.
The FWS mentioned the lawsuit’s resolution in its announcement about the ban being lifted. It also confirmed that several other measures enshrined in the Endangered Species Act, focusing on elephants, lions and bontebok are being revoked.
The agency noted that the Endangered Species Act will inform its case-by-case decisions on whether to authorize trophy imports, however it hasn’t elaborated on the criteria that will be used to determine which imports will be allowed. “The confusion is not helpful,” said Jimmiel Mandima, a conservationist at the nonprofit African Wildlife Foundation, in an interview with NBC News.
You no longer have to head to a reseller's site or post a social media diatribe to let others know what you think about a Switch game. Nintendo has updated its website to enable customer reviews on Switch games' product pages — so long as you sign… Engadget RSS Feed
Seeing a need in education, Microsoft has developed an app to pull all the pictures off multiple iPhones and mobile devices and store them locally on a central Windows 10 machine. AppleInsider – Frontpage News