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Saturday, July 19, 2014

A bit too futuristic, but it's a great concept!

Last night, while browsing threw the internet, I came acrosse this very intresting article. Apparently, microsoft is paring with I don't know how many other companies, including "UK guide dogs for the blind", to creat this really innovative peace of technology, which would allowed blind people to get an incredible amount of information about our environment, as well as many other cool things. As UK guide dogs puts it,
We believe that technology has huge potential to transform the ways in which blind and partially sighted people get out and about. That is why we've worked with Microsoft to develop a concept of how things might look soon, if we all pull together to make our vision a reality.
And here's a vidio demonstrating what this new device would do. Personally, I find its a bit too obtimistic, and even though it would be great if this thing existed, I see to main problems.
1, How much would it cost? I mean, if a screen reader costs like a thousand dollars, I don't want to imagine how much would an incredibly complicated device as this one cost.?
2 Some of the ideas are incredibly difficult to achieve, like when it tells the guy the exact location of his train compartment and seat...
I really hope this thing will eventualy exist, and I hope it will be afortable enough to buy it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hey there, remember me?

Hey there, remember me? If you do, it means you have a great memory, cause its been almost two years since I wrote something... So, how's everyone doing (if there's actually someone who reads this), I'm doing good, my life has taken some intresting turns, but overall, its been a wonderful two years. So, where to begin: I'm writing hear because someone told me it would do me much good, and well, I had already taken the pain to create this blog, so why not give it a use? This being said, I'll try to write as often as I can, and as often as I have something if not intresting, at least new to say. And now you may ask, what have I done this two years? Well, not much. Last year I went to France, and had a great opportunity to improve my french! It has been one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences I've had, and I'm glad for this opportunity! I spent one year in Toulouse, "the pink city", and I have but good things to say about it! Its a very young city, fieled with universities and students. I love its hundreds of cafés, where you can sit and enjoy a good espreso on a sunday evening. Its a very dinamic city too, lots of concerts and theaters everywhere! Well, that's all for now, Se ya soon!