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3 lessons from developers who have embraced assistive technology

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 25 years ago, few could have imagined just how much would change as a result of the legislation.

Fewer still could have imagined a world where almost anyone has access to pocket-sized computers that would open so many doors to people with disabilities.

Today, we have apps that can help the blind see, give words to those who can’t…

3 lessons from developers who have embraced assistive technology

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 25 years ago, few could have imagined just how much would change as a result of the legislation.

Fewer still could have imagined a world where almost anyone has access to pocket-sized computers that would open so many doors to people with disabilities.

Today, we have apps that can help the blind see, give words to those who can’t…

3 lessons from developers who have embraced assistive technology

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 25 years ago, few could have imagined just how much would change as a result of the legislation.

Fewer still could have imagined a world where almost anyone has access to pocket-sized computers that would open so many doors to people with disabilities.

Today, we have apps that can help the blind see, give words to those who can’t…

Sony’s RX100 IV falls short in the age of the excellent smartphone camera

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Every year, point-and-shoot cameras march closer towards their extinction as smartphones continue to eat their lunch.

The only way for a point-and-shoot to stand out and earn your hard-earned money is to come armed to the teeth with high-tech features your phone doesn’t have. And for the last four years, Sony’s been doing just that with its RX100 point-and-shoot series.

Every new RX100 has added new features, each…

Sony’s RX100 IV falls short in the age of the excellent smartphone camera

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Every year, point-and-shoot cameras march closer towards their extinction as smartphones continue to eat their lunch.

The only way for a point-and-shoot to stand out and earn your hard-earned money is to come armed to the teeth with high-tech features your phone doesn’t have. And for the last four years, Sony’s been doing just that with its RX100 point-and-shoot series.

Every new RX100 has added new features, each…

500px Raises Another $13M To Take On Getty And Flickr

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Instagram’s powerful new search is now on the web

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Instagram‘s website just got a lot more useful.

The app’s newly overhauled search, which makes it much easier to search for specific accounts, hashtags and locations, rolled out to Instagram.com Monday.

The update marks the first time the company has added search features to it website. Like the in-app search, Instagram’s web-based browsing allows you to search for posts based on hashtags, location or from specific…

M.I.A.’s new music video features a cool sword-wielding girl gang

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The two great music video trends of 2015 finally combined Monday, when M.I.A. released a girl gang clip exclusively on a music streaming platform.

M.I.A. premiered the short film she directed, “Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border,” on Apple Music today. The video features a new song called “Swords” as well as “Warriors” from her 2013 album, Matangi.

The audiovisual project was shot in West Africa and India. It features…

‘Hunger Games’ star Amandla Stenberg gives Kylie Jenner a lesson in cultural appropriation

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Amandla Stenberg just calls it how she sees it

The 16-year-old actress, who starred in the first Hunger Games, was not a big fan of a recent Instagram post from Kylie Jenner. The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner brood posted a photo of herself wearing cornrows with the caption “I woke up like disss.”

Some vigilant Instagrammers noticed that one of the thousands of comments appeared to come from Stenberg herself.

‘The Strain’: Behind-the-scenes look at the creature shop in all its gory glory

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TORONTO — Naked, headless bodies dangle from the side of a wall on the set of The Strain, but that’s not unusual for FX’s horror drama, co-created by renowned director Guillermo del Toro.

The show, which follows epidemiologist Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and his motley crew of allies as they fight to survive an epidemic of vampirism in New York City, features elaborate special effects and prosthetics. Last season, the grotesque Strigoi — with their worm-infested bodies, fleshy stingers…