Apple iPad Event, Meta AI Comes To Canada & AR Headset For Macular Degeneration

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In this episode of Double Tap, Steven Scott and Shaun Preece dive into a variety of topics, including an upcoming Apple event, the arrival of Meta AI in Canada, and a new AR headset designed for people with macular degeneration.

The conversation shifts to the Double Tap team’s plans for a month-long holiday, stirring a mix of excitement and the promise of staying “off the grid,” despite past attempts that often ended with staying connected. The discussion emphasizes the importance of taking a break from the constant influx of tech news, especially with the rapid developments in AI.

The episode then moves into the latest tech news, starting with speculation about the new iPads expected to be announced at the next Apple “Let Loose” event. They ponder the evolution of the iPad lineup and express a desire for a device that combines the functionality of a MacBook with the portability of an iPad, sparking a discussion on the ideal form factor for portable computing.

Meta AI’s expansion into Canada is another highlight, with Steven and Shaun expressing their excitement over the potential of smart glasses that offer real-time visual assistance and the ability to make video calls through WhatsApp and Messenger.

The episode also features an interview by Allison Sheridan from the NosillaCast podcast with Mitchell Freeman from Ocutrx, discussing an AR headset designed to aid individuals with macular degeneration. The technology’s potential to significantly improve the quality of life for those affected by central vision loss is explored, showcasing an innovative use of AR in accessibility.

Finally, the hosts address a voicemail from a listener, Negative Julian, who seeks clarification on the concept of on-device AI.

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