[bct] Fw: Top Tech tidbits for thursday, February 23, 2005

  • From: "Jake Joehl" <jajoehl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 10:48:17 -0600

Here's this week's edition of Top Tech Tidbits. I used the calculator discussed in item 1.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dean Martineau" <dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, 24 February, 2006 3:41 AM
Subject: Top Tech tidbits for thursday, February 23, 2005

Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, February 23, 2006

There will be several news items that won't get into this week's
newsletter because of travel and other deadlines.  It's already Friday!

1) If you want to hear what the Speech Plus Calculator, sold in the
70's by Telesensory Systems, can do, here is a web site demonstrating it:

2) Tutorials for learning music by ear are available at

3)Read about the soon-to-be-released Sanyo induction heat-type
cooking stove with voice navigation and voice and musical alerts:

4)  Skylook is a program used in conjunction with the popular chat
system Skype and with Microsoft Outlook to record Skype calls.  Hear
an interview with the creator of Skylook by going to the 15 February
program for this Melbourne radio station:

5)  EASI will launch its second podcast on 3 March.  this regular
broadcast will be entitled "It's about People, not Technology."

6) The National Conference on Reuse of Assistive Technology will be
held in Atlanta, Georgia, US, from 8-10 May 2006. For more information e-mail

7)  Winamp version 5.2, a major upgrade for this popular media
player, is available.  One easy place to get it is

8)  You can read a review of Windows Defender Beta, mentioned in last
week's Tidbits, here:

9)  Two articles have been added to the Gw Micro
Knowledgebase.  Window-Eyes and Remote Desktop
and ZoomText Not Tracking Focus with Window-Eyes:

10) Sean Randall has written a program called Burgeon, especially
useful for people who run their screen reader from a usb drive.  It
creates lists of programs to run easily.

11)  Rockbox is an open-source project to improve the operation of
disk-based mp3 players.  One result is making those players much more
accessible.  According to this announce,ent, Rockbox can be added to
the 4 GB IPod.

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