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Blind Bargains Qast 34: Hot Dog, Smiley Face, Toilet

A few weeks ago we talked about the products that emerged from the Apple event. Now it is Google's turn as J.J., Joe and Steven Clower discuss what was announced at the Nexus presentation. Surprisingly, Apple gets a mention here and there throughout the show. We also have a tip from Jeffrey Stark, "Sound Off" and of course the "Last Word".


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Discussion Topic: Google Nexus Event

Here are the stories that we'll be referencing in this portion of the show.

Android is now used by 1.4 billion people
Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll out date set for October 5
Android Marshmallow says farewell to the 2012 Nexus 7, Nexus 4, and Nexus 10
These are the 7 best new features of Android Marshmallow
Google announces the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio
Chromecast App Update Is Live In The Play Store With All Of Today's Announced Features [APK Download]
Google announces the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P; pre-orders start today
Here's how Google's new Nexus phones compare to the competition
You can finance a Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X over 24 months with Project Fi
Google announces Nexus Protect premium warranty for its latest smartphones
Google expands Pixel range with Pixel C tablet running Android, not Chrome OS
Google Play Music getting $15/mo family plan later this year

In The News:

BlackBerry's Android slider phone is called the Priv and will be available this year

BlackBerry CEO struggles to demonstrate the company's new Android slider

APH Expands Android GPS Offerings with Free Nearby Explorer Online

[Per Google's @vick08, Google Keep is now accessible on both iOS and Android. You can get the iOS version here or the version for Android

The Google Android App Now Supports Limited Voice Commands For Offline Use

Google Beefs Up Voice Search To Make It Faster, Able To Pick Up Your Voice Even In Noisy Environments

Tip: Android Talkback Gestures

Jeffrey Stark from Inclusive Android shows us a way to make Android navigation much more efficient by reassigning gestures.

Sound Off:

Alexx wrote back in with an update on the Voyager saga.

"Hi. As for my problems with the Braille Voyager 70, I have done some further investigation. And I have found that Optelec has a converter box for sale which costs about $1000. I must say this is the most expensive adapter I have ever heard about. And of course I absolutely understand that companies cannot provide support for their products for life, so I do accept I may have to pay. but this is too much."

Last Word:

From musical keyboards to multiple typing ones. This section has keys everywhere.
Vinyl sales are more valuable than ad-supported streaming in 2015 But digital is still dominating the RIAA's latest mid-year report
All About That Bass writer says he got $5,679 from 178m streams
The mixtape of the future might not be free
1000-key Emoji Keyboard Is As Crazy As It Sounds

Microsoft has a big event planned in October, therefore, we may not be done just yet with these hardware announcements. Will there be a Surface 4? Microsoft Band 2? Xbox One price drop? Let us know your predictions in the Comment Section below or email

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.

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