Website accessibility for people with disabilities is still an issue. Here’s why.

It may seem that people with disabilities have made a lot of progress accessing the same resources as people without disabilities. But there’s always more ground to cover. Right now there’s an important battle playing out online and in the courts IRL, where many businesses are questioning whether they have to make their websites and mobile apps accessible — and disabilities rights advocates are vehemently insisting they do.   Recently, the Supreme Court passed on reviewing a case from Domino’s, in which the pizza chain argued that the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects individuals with disabilities against discrimination, doesn’t apply to online spaces. This all started back in 2016 when a blind man, Guillermo Robles, sued Domino’s when he …

Hero Dog Zippy Dies Saving Entire Family From House Fire

Fox 13 A Florida dog gave his life to prevent the deaths of his entire family in a house fire.  It was 2am (GMT-4) on Tuesday morning (September 17). The Butler family were fast asleep in their home in Bradenton, when a blaze broke out in their attic. As the fire spread through the family’s home, the alarm did ring – but only for a short while. Check out the news report below: As reported by Fox 13, home owner Leroy Butler said: It only lasted a short ‘beep beep’ and then it was already on fire. It was gone. The blaze raged on, consuming furniture and setting the ceiling alight – and the family were none the wiser, after …

Jesus Take The Wheel: Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Allegedly Caught Pilots Watching A Live Stream Of The Bathroom

Source: SOPA Images / Getty Southwest Airlines Pilots Get Caught Watching Live Stream Of Plane Bathroom According to the NY Post, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant filed a lawsuit claiming that she caught two pilots streaming hidden-camera footage of the airplane’s bathroom. Renee Steinaker says in her lawsuit that she discovered the surveillance during a 2017 flight. Pilot Capt. Terry Graham reportedly asked her to come to the cockpit so he could go to the bathroom. Steinaker noticed an iPad on the windshield showing a livestream video playing on it of Graham in the bathroom. The captain’s co-pilot, Ryan Russell, reportedly panicked when he realized she noticed the device. Steinaker took a photo of the iPad and alerted her superiors when the …

Google Pixel 4 XL review: not quite ready for primetime

Face Unlock, radar and on-device voice skills show Google’s magic, but some bits need fixing Google’s latest Pixel 4 XL smartphone is its bravest yet, throwing out the conventions of old, integrating cutting-edge technology and attempting to round it all out with a special mix of software direct from the Android-maker. By now you probably know the drill. The Pixel 4 XL is a metal and glass sandwich like practically every other phone. Unlike most though the aluminium sides have a black textured coating, which aids grip, while the back feels almost like super-smooth skin or silk rather than glass. It also has bold, contrasting colours, if you choose the white or orange variant, that make it stand out well …

Philips wake-up light on sale for over £40 off on Amazon

TL;DR: The relaxing Philips wake-up light is on sale for £64.99 on Amazon, saving you 38% on list price. We know it’s all everyone has been talking about lately, but since the clocks have gone back in the UK, the darkness has been almost unbearable. We’re now in that horrible stage of the year where most people will leave for work in the dark, and come home in the dark. It’s at this point that we need to take matters into our own hands, and invest in a device that gives back some of that light. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? The Philips wake-up light …

Logitech’s MX Master 3 scroll wheel is focused hardware at its best

In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month is a monthly look at what some of those buttons and switches are like on devices old and new, and it aims to appreciate how we interact with our devices on a physical, tactile level Logitech’s MX Master 3 might be the best mouse ever made. Or at least, it’s the best mouse that I’ve ever used. There are a lot of good things about it, but what elevates it above the nest of other mice out there is — without a doubt — the scroll wheel, which is unparalleled by any other. The MX …

Paramount is working on a new Face/Off reboot

A reboot of the 1997 action thriller Face/Off is in the works at Paramount. Fans can thank Oren Uziel, the screenwriter behind 22 Jump Street, as he’s who is penning the reboot. In the original version of Face/Off, an FBI agent (John Travolta) is chasing down a terrorist (Nicolas Cage) when the plane he escapes on crashes, injuring him badly. Naturally, the agent goes through surgery to swap faces (!) with the terrorist and attempts to go under cover for his mission. Things get even more chaotic from there. (Read: Enter the Cage: Con Air and Face/Off at 20) There’s no word yet on casting or even plot direction for the reboot. At the very least, we can only hope …

L3 switch or no in smaller corp network?

Working in a network with about 200 PCs, 10 servers, VOIP (100 phones), and a couple remote locations. All routing is handled by the FW. It's the GW for the network. Device handles inter-vLAN routing (we have 5 vLANs), internet traffic, and a few site to site VPNs. Not all vLANs need routed but a couple will. I'm considering adding a L3 switch to handle vLANs/internal routing where it becomes the GW and hands external traffic off to the FW. We have some performance issues with the FW, and upgrading it would help. I intend to do that, but adding the L3 offloads some work and, in my head, separates internal from external. The network isn't huge and neither is …

Advanced Israeli spyware is targeting Moroccan human rights activists

Two prominent Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted with sophisticated spyware built by NSO Group at least since 2017, according to Amnesty International. “These were carried out through SMS messages carrying malicious links that, if clicked, would attempt to exploit the mobile device of the victim and install NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware,” the British human rights non-governmental organization said. The report found activist Maâti Monjib and human rights lawyer Abdessadak El Bouchattaoui at the receiving end of a targeted surveillance campaign by hackers with possible ties to the Moroccan government in the wake of Hirak Rif protests in 2016 — a… This story continues at The Next Web Read more: thenextweb.com

AMD lists 14 different Navi 14 GPUs… are they all RX 5500-series or RX 5300 too?

AMD has only confirmed two different GPUs in the RX 5500 series, with the RX 5500M and RX 5500 both sporting 1,408 RDNA cores in laptops and on desktop respectively. But there are, however, another 12 different device ID strings in the Navi 14 range that have yet to be given actual graphics cards. One of them will surely be the touted RX 5500 XT card, sporting the full-fat Navi 14 GPU with 1,536 RDNA cores inside it, and there are going to be versions with different levels of memory attached to them too, but what could the other reserved designations mean and will they all refer to RX 5500-series cards? There’s a good chance a bunch of them are …

IBM launches grant to promote diversity in the open source community

IBM is reinforcing its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the open source field with the launch of the IBM Open Source Community Grant. Announced at this week’s All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC, the grant — which will be awarded quarterly — will see the winner receive $25k in cash and $25k in Cloud Credits in order to support their efforts dedicated to education and skill building for women, minorities, and/or under-served communities. The inaugural grant is going to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization working to increase the number of women working in computer science. “This grant… [Continue Reading] Read more: betanews.com

Rand Paul Reveals What He May Do With Ukraine Whistleblower

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) revealed on Tuesday that he may reveal the identity of the Ukraine whistleblower while speaking to a group of reporters and then doubled down on it later in the evening during an appearance on Fox News. “I’m more than willing to, and I probably will at some point. … There is no law preventing anybody from saying the name,” Paul told reporters. CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux, apparently upset over the fact that Paul wanted transparency in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, aggressively confronted Paul over the issue. “The whistleblower laws they protect the whistleblower,” Malveaux said. “You know it’s illegal to out a whistleblower?” Paul immediately corrected her, saying, “Actually, you see you’ve got that wrong.” “No, we …

Redmi K30 will bring 5G connectivity and punch hole display

The Redmi K20 line or Mi 9T line depending on where you live has been among the most popular handsets in the brand’s lineup. Today, however we have our first look at the next generation in the Redmi K series. We’ve been hearing for some time now that brand is working on a 5G phone and the company’s GM Lu Weibing revealed an early look at the Redmi K30 during the launch presentation for the Redmi 8 in China. In addition to the 5G support, the phone will also come with a punch display which would be a first from Xiaomi. Weibing shared a teaser of the device on his Weibo profile and it… Read more: gsmarena.com

Optimal lens type and thickness

Hey! I'm planning on buying my prescriptions at Zenni in the next few days and I need help. I've already chosen what my frames are and I'm left with what lenses to choose. ​ O.D. (SPH)-1.00, (CYL)-0.50, Axis10 O.S. (SPH)-0.50, (CYL)-0.50, Axis180 ​ I was just wondering what lens thickness and what type should I get for my needs. The choices are: a) STANDARD EYEGLASS LENSES b) OPTION: BLOKZ BLUE BLOCKERS c) OPTION: POLARIZED SUNGLASS LENSES d) OPTION: PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES ​ I am leaning towards option B because I'm on my computer/phone for ~4 hours a day. Also what thickness should I get? Money isn't really an issue for me. I am willing to spend more because I am planning …

The Arduino Audio Meter is a programmable ‘guitar pedal’

Normally guitar pedals take in a signal from your instrument, then some modification to an amplifier. ElectroSmash’s open source device, however, looks like a guitar pedal, connects to a guitar and amp like a guitar pedal, but actually leaves the signal unmodified. Instead, it displays a variety of info about what you’re playing on its 16 x 16 LED matrix. The Arduino Audio Meter uses an Uno for control and analysis, and acts as a VU meter by reading the incoming audio and creating LED animations. It also features a tuner function, visual metronome, frequency detector, and a simple lamp, which could all certainly be useful when playing.  User input (besides the1/4-inch audio jack) is via a potentiometer and encoder, and it even has …

Computer says no: the people trapped in universal credit’s ‘black hole’

Vulnerable claimants already reporting problems, even before further DWP digital transformation Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor When the universal credit computer says no, fragile lives can quickly crumble. Lucy Morris, a 32-year-old mother of one in Rochdale, was scraping by on her beauty therapist’s wage topped up with UC when she failed to check a box on the benefit’s online form and lost a £400 payment. It was enough to torpedo her finances and before long the heating was off, vegetables were dropped from meals and the house grew filthy because she could not afford cleaning products. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com