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Shaun of the Shed

Shaun Preece gives those new to the world of technology a helping hand with everything from using a screen reader or smart speakers to unboxing and starting up a new computer.

Shaun of the Shed

Shaun Preece gives those new to the world of technology a helping hand with everything from using a screen reader or smart speakers to unboxing and starting up a new computer.

Recent episodes

Unlocking the Power of Reading with Microsoft's Seeing AI: A Guide for Low Vision Users

Authored on January 15, 2023

In this episode, we'll be exploring the Microsoft app Seeing AI and how it can help people with low vision to read text, recognize objects and even identify people.  

Seeing AI uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to process visual information, making it a powerful tool for those who have difficulty seeing. We'll show you how to set up and use the app, including how to customize settings to suit your needs. Whether you're looking to read a menu at a restaurant or identify a friend in a crowd, Seeing AI is an easy-to-use and accessible solution for those with low vision. Don't miss this informative video and see for yourself how Seeing AI can change your life.

Smart Speakers

Authored on December 15, 2022

On this edition of Shaun of the Shed, host Shaun Preece guides you through getting started with smart speakers. Then, Shaun demonstrates five uses for smart speakers, including navigating your smart home with just your voice.

Starting a Smart Home. Setting Up An Amazon Smart Plug.

Authored on November 15, 2022

Welcome back to Shaun of the Shed! Today we're going to take the first step in making this dumb old shed a shiny new smart shed. In this episode, I'll be showing you how easy and quick it is to set up a smart plug, which allows you to remotely control any device plugged into it.

I'm using the Amazon Echo Smart Plug, but the steps involved in it setting up are very similar no matter which brand of smart plug you have.