Facebook To Audio-Describe Photos

Facebook has launched a tool that describes photographs to visually impaired users. However, it seems to be keeping expectations low. The tool is the work of Facebook engineer Matt King, who lost his sight through a medical condition. He wanted to deal with the way screen readers currently “speak” the name of the person who […]

Texting While Crossing Road Could Land You In Jail

A New Jersey politician says people who text while walking should face up to 15 days in jail. Pamela Lampitt has proposed a bill making “distracted walking” an offense equivalent to jaywalking. The state bill “Establishes [the] motor vehicle offense of unlawful use of hand-held wireless telephone by pedestrians on roadways.” According to the Guardian, […]

Netflix Admits Slowing Mobile Connections For Some Users

Netflix has revealed that it has intentionally varied mobile streaming bitrates based on the user’s cellphone service provider. It’s now dropping the policy amid claims of hypocrisy. The revelation came in a blog post that¬†explained that its default bitrate for mobile viewing has been capped at a somewhat low-sounding 600 kilobits per second, something Netflix […]