Apple and hearing implants company Cochlear will launch the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant, which will stream audio from a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch directly to a surgically embedded sound processor (via TechCrunch).
Cochlear implants have an internal and external component, and is for people with profound hearing loss.
Patients will be able to control the Cochlear implant directly from their Apple device and not have to download and launch a separate iOS app.
From the sauce, Cochlear CEO Chris Smith:
“The approval of the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is a turning point for people with hearing loss, opening the door for them to make phone calls, listen to music in high-quality stereo sound, watch videos and have FaceTime calls streamed directly to their Cochlear implant, this new sound processor builds on our long-standing commitment to help more people with hearing loss connect with others and live a full life.”
If you travel with a tablet or you’re the kind of guy who travels with a game console (?) than you might have to spend a little bit longer at security from now on, as the TSA will be asking people to take all devices bigger than a cellphone out of carry on bags and put separately into their own bin for X-Ray screening.
This is already a rule for laptops, and recently the TSA has run pilot programs for extra electronics screening at 10 airports*. This will be extended throughout the country in the weeks and months ahead.
TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia had this to say:
“Whether you’re flying to, from, or within the United States, TSA is committed to raising the baseline for aviation security by strengthening the overall security of our commercial aviation network to keep flying as a safe option for everyone. It is critical for TSA to constantly enhance and adjust security screening procedures to stay ahead of evolving threats and keep passengers safe. By separating personal electronic items such as laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles for screening, TSA officers can more closely focus on resolving alarms and stopping terror threats,”
TSA Pre membership customers using Pre lanes will still not have to remove any electronics from their carry on bags.
*Boise (BOI), Colorado Springs (COS), Detroit Metropolitan (DTW), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL), Logan International (BOS), Los Angeles International (LAX), Lubbock Preston Smith International (LBB), Luis Muñoz Marín International (SJU), McCarran International (LAS) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX).
Because that’s a thing. Like, a real thing. It’s a short that is currently showing on the Apple website and on Apple’s YouTube channel that show’s Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson doing lots of cool things with the help of everyone’s favorite PA, Siri.
From the Sauce:
“You should never, ever, under any circumstances, underestimate how much Dwayne Johnson can get done in a day with Siri. Follow the world’s busiest actor and Siri as they dominate the day.”
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