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Technology Tuesday May 30, 2017

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Technology Tuesday May 30, 2017 Wed, 31 May 2017 03:13:29 +0000 Technology Tuesday May 30, 2017 Technology Tuesday May 30, 2017 KAMC 'andy rubin'.. has developed a new smartphone. lauren it's called the "essential".. named for rubin's new company, 'essential products'. what sets the phone apart from all the others.. is a pair of magnetic connectors located on the side. those connectors create a 'dock'.. that can snap-on various accessories, such as a 360-degree camera. the essential also features a titanium body. most smartphones are made from aluminium, which is not as durable as titanium. the essential is available for pre-order on the company's website for $699-dollars.. and it supports all u-s carriers. lauren i-pads make life easier for millions of us.. and they're revolutionizing the way students learn and interact in a digital world. bryan you might not think that would also be the case for a blind child.. but watch what 'kenneth craig' found when he visited a school for the blind in new york. at one of the oldest schools for the blind in the u-s... nearly 300 students are learning to see the world in a whole new way. each one has their own ipad... even though almost all of them are visually impaired. and some, like jessica karim, have no vision at all. jessica karim, 11th grade student: technology is changing all around us, and it's kinda great to be a part of that. she's an 11th grader at the new york institute for special education... where dr. bernadette kappan showed us how students have traded in these old, clunky braille writers.. for tablets - that can do much more. bernadette kappen, ph.d., executive director, new york institute for special education: it's an opportunity to be more literate and have material at the same time as their sighted peers. you can have screen enlargement, voice over for the totally blind. jessica navigates her's with ease... ...using a bluetooth-enabled braille writer . jessica karim, 11th grade student: probably the best thing, as far as teenagers go, is that you get to do your homework on the bus. kc: and that's a good thing jessica: yes! tenth grader kevin figueroa is legally blind in one eye - and can only see shadows and light with the other. but his lifelong dream is to make movies. and with his tablet, his dream is quickly coming into focus. kevin figueroa, 10th grade student: i love it.i try and get every opportunity i can to go outside and shoot something bryan 'kenneth craig' reporting. the school is using audio- enabled i-pads to help teach reading comprension to younger students. lauren

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