Double Tap News Roundup: 4th November

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At Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ event, new silicon chips—M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max were unveiled alongside two new MacBook Pro models and an upgraded 24-inch iMac, now standard with the M3 chip. The MacBooks start at $2099 CAD, with the iMac starting at $1699 CAD. Notably, the new MacBooks lack the previously featured Touch Bar. In other developments, Microsoft initially upset disabled gamers by restricting third-party Xbox controllers but later clarified that accessories connected to the Xbox Adaptive Controller were exempt. Canadian eyewear firm Seleste made progress in delivering preordered units and extending its service to Android users. Cobolt Systems in the UK launched a talking air fryer for the blind community, priced at £99. Pringles adopted NaviLens technology to assist visually impaired individuals in accessing packaging information. Lastly, Netflix’s new series “All the Light We Cannot See” received praise for casting visually impaired actress Aria Mia Loberti, marking a stride towards authentic representation in media.

AMI Technical Producer Grace Scoffield reads this week’s Double Tap News.

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