Double Tap News: 19th January

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As we usher in a new year of tech advancements, Samsung has once again set the bar high with the unveiling of its Galaxy S24 series. The latest lineup, which includes the S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra, is a testament to Samsung’s commitment to innovation, durability, and style.

The sleek design of the new models, available in a range of nature-inspired, gender-neutral colors, may resemble last year’s models, but the similarities end there. The S24 series boasts enhanced batteries, refined aesthetics, and, most notably, powerful AI features that redefine the smartphone experience.

Samsung’s Galaxy AI is the crowning jewel of the series, transforming everyday tasks into seamless, intelligent interactions. The AI keyboard offers personalized typing suggestions, while the enhanced voice notes feature can summarize conversations, a boon for productivity and inclusivity. The Photos app now rivals professional editing tools, allowing users to manipulate images with ease.

For those interested in other tech news this week, Orbit Research’s upcoming OrbitSpeak and the much-anticipated Optima braille laptop are on the horizon, with more details to come. Meanwhile, the Hable One’s successor, the Hable Two, is stirring excitement within the blind community, promising simplicity and affordability.

Lastly, don’t miss the chance to shape the future of web accessibility. Participate in Utah State University’s WebAIM annual survey for screen reader users and contribute to a more inclusive digital landscape.

Double Tap News is read by AMI Technical Producer Grace Scoffield.

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