Aug 10 2014

Why I downgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to 12

249 Why I downgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to 12

As an user of Dragon NaturallySpeaking for about the last 10 years, and as most Dragon NaturallySpeaking users were, I wanted to upgrade to version 13 as soon as possible. Nuance, historically, has come out with better versions each time Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been released; always adding some additional functionality to the program that made it even more robust than before.

Ten (10) days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and installed it on my PC. As a bona fide fan and advocate of Dragon NaturallySpeaking I was greatly looking forward to having the latest version installed in trying to take advantage of whatever new functions the application could provide, but what I found was disappointing.

While Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 has some improvements, the problem is that it also took away features that easily made the favorite of anyone using was recognition software.

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Aug 07 2014

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Very watchable

699 Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   Very watchable
As a fan of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [TMNT], I was really interested to see the new version. TMNT [1990] did good in theaters, having two follow sequels and a spinoff cartoon series. I knew I was going to have to see simply because of the new graphics and money that they could throw into it. There was lots of action and explosions and special effects; well, yeah, the whole movie is special-effects considering the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are completely computer-generated.

When you go into this movie, don’t expect a huge workup on a story. The story with this version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is about as straightforward as you get. There’s a bad guy, going to do bad things and it’s up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to save the day, but not without struggle.

Fortunately, this is a family movie that everyone can enjoy. There’s lots of action, plenty of humor, one-liners and very little offensive language; if any.
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Aug 01 2014

Reddit AMA: Gig City Solves Net Neutrality Debate

526 Reddit AMA: Gig City Solves Net Neutrality Debate

There you have it. In one question, the issues with Net Neutrality are solved. EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga, TN has poignantly and elegantly pointed out the problem with the nation’s largest Internet service providers.

As you can see from the screenshot above, it seems like the most important question was asked first of EPB Fiber Optics, “Are you in favor of Net Neutrality?” The immediate answer was ,” Yes. We strongly support it.”

But apparently that answer really wasn’t enough from the reps from EPB; they had to make sure they drove their point home about Net Neutrality and really exposing the larger ISPs of the United States. Their follow-up answer was razor-sharp, “… If you have the bandwidth, there’s no need to ration it“.

That’s it. The argument is over.

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Aug 01 2014

Techie Review: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium

742 Techie Review: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium

Nuance has released their new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13. Nuance released the previous version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking [12]  in October 2012. Since then, Nuance has released one major update, and that was to 12.5.

Every time that Nuance releases a new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, they always provide the percentage of improvement and recognition that the application offers over the previous version. But with version 13, you can visibly see a noticeable increase with the level of recognition and responsiveness of your dictation. I have personally noticed that when I use the command for ‘correct that’; I’ve seen a much faster return on correction options.

Improvements in recognition and improving the responsiveness of issuing commands and making corrections; all these equal up to greater productivity. In my daily processes, I cannot imagine not having Dragon NaturallySpeaking available to me; it would be highly debilitating.

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Aug 01 2014

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy – Simply Awesome

266 Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy   Simply Awesome

I went to go see Guardians of the Galaxy last night and I’m happy to report that Marvel Studios has another blockbuster movie on her hands with this release. I’m really glad to see that Marvel Studios put so much effort and care into their productions. I have to say that the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy rivals that of something similar to Serenity.

Guardians of the Galaxy was made for comic book fans. He was made for people who know about the characters, people who love the characters and expect to dive right into ‘let’s have some fun’.

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Jul 29 2014

Review: iRulu 10 Inch Android tablet [S/NX1043]

946 Review: iRulu 10 Inch Android tablet [S/NX1043]

Roughly 2 weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review another iRulu 10 inch tablet; it’s the S/NX1043 quad core processor running the latest android operating system [4.2 Jelly Bean]. The iRulu S/NX1043 android tablet has a wider display than your standard tablets. The look and feel of the tablet, with its white case, closely resembles an iPad.

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Jul 27 2014

What does the early leak of The Expendables 3 mean?

224 What does the early leak of The Expendables 3 mean?

This past week, the Internet was buzzing about the leaked release of Expendables 3. Expendables 3 wasn’t supposed to be released for approximately another three weeks. Having a movie like this leak out onto the Internet so early is really going to hurt the bottom line of this movie release, but the bigger point here is the number of times that the movie was downloaded [200+k] in such a short period of time, how much money it’s going to lose on opening day and/but why is pirating movies so popular?

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Jul 21 2014

The sad difference between the News vs Bloggers

865 The sad difference between the News vs Bloggers Two years ago, I wrote an article that was basically discussing the comparison between newspapers, journalists and bloggers. Last week was a big week for world issues and tragedies. News services around the world were scrambling to get journalists on site to document and report back to current issues that were happening. While the various news services or trying to get people on site to verify incoming reports, civilians and regular people with smartphones were already posting pictures to Facebook and Twitter. I find it beyond disgusting that some people have no moral decision-making process in place about posting stuff to social networking websites. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18 2014

Roku 4 better impress; Android TV is coming

702 Roku 4 better impress; Android TV is coming

Ever since I was introduced to the Roku, I have been impressed. I think the Roku does a great job at what it does; streaming media content. Roku has clearly been the leader in providing Internet-based content to customers. Essentially, a Roku box converts any TV into a Smart TV. It allows customers to be able to stream content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and other sources.

But the area that Roku has been short in, has been getting content providers to provide channels/applications for the Roku. And in this same area, the android platform has been excelling at getting content providers to create applications/channels for its operating system.

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Jul 16 2014

The argument against buying a Smartwatch

594 The argument against buying a Smartwatch

The argument against Smartwatches seems to be clear. I think that most people would agree that Smartwatches are a novelty item. Smartwatches fulfill that age-old futuristic look of having a communicator on your wrist, like Dick Tracy; but it’s not practical. I might be able to see people using Smartwatches to get notifications or quick text messages, but it’s kind of in the same category of you look at it, you don’t use it to enter information.

But today, as I was browsing the Internet, I saw a new video. the video was labeled as the first ever keyboard for a Smartwatch. My mind immediately jumped to ‘oh, dear Lord— this has to be a joke!’

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