Thursday, August 14, 2014

FingerReader device reads aloud to the blind in real time

MIT's developing FingerReader device helps people with vision impairment by reading  with the swipe of a finger

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    In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 photos, a model wears a FingerReader ring at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. Researchers designed and developed the instrument, which enables people with visual disabilities to read text printed on paper or electronic devices. (AP Photo Stephan Savoia) (The Associated Press)

Monday, August 4, 2014

100 Search Engines For Academic Research

Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.