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Alphabet X leak details Project Wolverine super-hearing gadget

Alphabet X leak details Project Wolverine super-hearing gadget

It's been a while since we've seen a really out-there device come from Google, along the lines of Project Ara or Google Glass. A new leak from the X division of Google's (technical) parent company Alphabet certainly qualifies. According to the unconfirmed report, "Project Wolverine" is a device that lets the user isolate audio to focus on a specific person or source.

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[Update: New features now live] Google releases Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps to improve Android for the hearing-impaired

[Update: New features now live] Google releases Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps to improve Android for the hearing-impaired

Google's focus on making Android more accessible has been evident — it opened last year's I/O keynote with morse code input on Gboard. In addition to that, Android Pie brought with it an array of new accessibility features, letting motor-impaired users easily jump to nine common interactions on their phones. Today, the Android Accessibility team announced Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, two new apps that look to materially improve quality of life for deaf and hard-of-hearing users.

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Google is working on native hearing aid support for Android

Google is working on native hearing aid support for Android

In partnership with Danish firm GN Hearing, Google is currently developing a protocol to enable native hearing aid support in Android. The open specification will allow users with hearing impairments to connect their aids to their phone for a better user experience.

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