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Here’s how good technology for prosthetic running blades has become.

Greek runner Michail Seitis set a world record for his division with a time of 49.66 seconds in the men’s 400-meter final on Thursday. He came in sixth place out of eight runners. The five who finished ahead of him were double amputees.

“Oh, to be bilateral,” said U.S. sprinter David Prince, a friend and training partner of Seitis’, as he watched the race unfold.

Technology for prosthetics has improved so much that it is actually better to be a double amputee in track and field than a single amputee, says Prince, who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident. Read more…

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It's also getting a bunch of new features. The app now boasts more currency recognition, adding British pounds, US dollars, Canadian dollars, and Euros to its tally. Going beyond the color in a scene, it can also spot the color of specific objects, like clothes. Plus, it's no longer restricted to just short printed text, with handwriting recognition now part of its skill set. You can also customize the voice that it uses to speak its observations out loud, and set how fast it talks.

Finally, a musical light detector alerts you to the light in an environment with an audible tone -- Microsoft claims the tool will save users from having to touch a hot bulb or LED battery to check if it's on. Despite the big update, there's still no word on an Android launch.

Source: Microsoft

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