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Blind Bargains Qast 160: Not Pink Squeezey Phones


The Google hardware event is now over, and the BBQ Crew takes almost as long as the event itself to discuss the important bits. Access Ana
Aids J.J. and Joe in the unpacking of all the news from the event. She also provides her thoughts on the new Voice Access app
And the Tick Watch
Running Ware OS. We additionally want to thank all 156 of our listeners who took our short survey. Congratulations to Ron McEwen for being the lucky person to win the Google Home Mini giveaway.

Discussion Topic: Google October Hardware Event 2018

Our typical wrap up show format is in full effect this week. That means that we drew our inspiration and thoughts from the event and many of the links listed below.

Google Pixel 3 event in under 10 minutes

After this week, Google looks more like Amazon and Apple

The dirty word: Android wasn t said a single time during the Google Pixel 3 event

Google Pixel 3 hands-on Not the best first impression

Pixel 3 series to get guaranteed feature, security updates until October 2021

Google s all-glass Pixel 3 marks the end of an er

Google Pixel 3 isn t noticeably more scratch prone than any other glass phone

Pixel Stand charges your phone and more for $79

Pixel USB Type-C earbuds now available on the Google Store for $30

Pixel 3 camera tidbits: Pixel Visual Core tasks, Google s opinion on dual-cameras, Night Sight details, more

Google will let users hide the Pixel 3 XL s giant notch with a software black bar

You can hide the Pixel 3 XL notch, but Google makes it tricky Here s how

The Pixel 3 uses Samsung's super-fast F2FS file system

[Google Duplex will start rolling out on Pixel devices next month](https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/9/17955866/google-duplex-release-date-pixel-devices-next-month-november-assistant-calls?]utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter )

Pixel 2 trade-in offers now available on Google Store and Project Fi for

Google Pixel 3 XL vs. Google Pixel XL: Should you upgrade?

How to Get the Pixel 3's Coolest Features on Older Pixel Models

Pixel Slate hands-on: Google s 2-in-1 takes on the Surface

Pixel Slate: first look at Google's Chrome OS tablet

Tip: Google Assistant Smart Displays have accessibility settings for color inversion, captions, TalkBack, and more

Home View, multi-room audio, & other Google Home Hub features coming to all Smart Displays

Google Home Hub Under the hood, it s nothing like other Google smart displays

Google Home Hub hands-on: Assistant gets a screen

The newly-launched Google Home Hub is Astro, a known Fuchsia OS test device

Google's Home Hub is more like a Chromecast than an Android tablet

Google's smart home ecosystem has arrived

Making your connected home even smarter with Google Home and Nest

Nest Learning Thermostat now comes in three new finishes

The first Made-for-Google lightbulbs don't require a hub

The new Google Home app finally goes head-to-head with the iOS Home app

Google Home is getting playback speed voice controls for podcasts and news

Google launches redesigned Chromecast with multi-room audio support

Review: The new Google Chromecast is much the same w/ some solid upgrades

Chromecast Is Bumming Me Out

Google Assistant can now be activated from the lock screen

This cute stand makes Google s Home Mini look like Mickey Mouse

New Live Albums within Google Photos rolling out now

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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 for10 years and podcasting about it for nearly 5 years.


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