At CES, Ray Kurzweil of KNFB revealed “Blio,” a free eReader application that provides a superior way to view and interact with electronic versions of books, newspapers and magazines. Blio preserves a book’s original layout and color images, enabling image-rich titles to be as vibrant on screen as they’e in print, for the first time. Blio users can now enjoy a full-color display, embedded multimedia, and a 3D virtual book mode for an entertaining and intuitive reading experience. Blio development team was able to take advantage of the .NET 3.5 Framework, WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), XPS file format, Microsoft Speech API and UI Automation for accessibility, all of which’ve native support in Windows 7 and are core Windows technologies. In addition, Windows Touch in Windows 7 and support for small netbook form factor will be utilized by Blio to improve usability for Windows 7 users.
Blio with Ray Kurzweil:
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