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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Volume 619

The Week's News in Adaptive Technology

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Greetings,

1) There isn't a lot of news this week, but this news flash makes up for the fewness of items. We do live in amazing times! The Seeing AI App, a free app and the result of an ongoing research project at Microsoft, is now available in the iOS App Store. The app reads documents and bar codes better than anything we've had before, and also does some facial recognition and environmental description as well:

http://bit.ly/2ubrtWJ

1B) Nine YouTube Video Tutorials on the app are available here:

http://bit.ly/2ukzMjh

2) Meanwhile, the second project we've seen from the Microsoft Garage of late is the Presentation Translator, an Office add-in for PowerPoint. It lets you perform a variety of translation tasks and also enable the use of speech recognition to create presentations:

http://bit.ly/2uTDi1k

3) CAVI offers significant discounts on audio archives of three of its audio-related courses during the US convention season. The $50 Gold Package gives you the archives of the Audio Essentials and Goldwave courses, while the $100 Platinum Package gives you archives of the Audio Essentials and Reaping with Osara Courses:

http://bit.ly/2ublQHR

4) The people at Duxbury Systems have decided that their software is not sufficiently expensive, so are raising their prices on 1 August 2017. Upgrades will be $50 higher, and full versions $100 higher, so they suggest ordering before that date:

http://bit.ly/2uSX5hp

5) Several interviews from the recent ACB Convention Exhibit Hall can be found on the Blind Bargains audio site at:

http://bit.ly/2rWtWQ0

6) And it's another encore presentation from Eyes on Success this week, with this podcast concerning downloading and reading books on a smartphone, Episode #1729:

http://bit.ly/2p6t5h5

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