Category Archive: General

Feb 09 2017

AI, Robotics and Automation vs. Human Worker

I don’t normally write stories about stuff like this, but it’s becoming strangely apparent that artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, and how it affects the human worker needs to be addressed; we need to talk about it. I’ve been seeing a lot of stories about robotics, artificial intelligence and automation in general. The combination of …

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Oct 17 2016

5 Ways to Conserve Smartphone Battery Power During the Work Day

You forgot to plug your phone in last night, and you’re starting the work day with only 20 percent battery life. It’s a situation that’s happened to everyone, and it’s no fun at all. But with some battery-saving tricks up your sleeve, you can make minimal battery life last you through the workday. Plus, when …

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Oct 04 2016

Review: Canon Vixia HF R700 Camcorder

I recently picked up a new camcorder to keep track of my son’s activities with tae kwon do and football. Some of the main things that I was looking for  was a good optical zoom, HD recording, the ability to take still photographs during the recording process and to be very easy to use. It’s …

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Sep 15 2016

Review: Dragon Professional Individual version 15

Nuance recently released a new version of their speech recognition software, Dragon Professional Individual version 15. The Dragon Professional Individual series started with version 14. Nuance made some improvements to the existing Dragon NaturallySpeaking application, trying to make it more applicable to professionals. Version 14 offered the addition of transcription, auto texts, and Dragon Anywhere …

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Mar 11 2016

Fast Growing Petition Puts Pressure On Netflix To Unblock VPN Users

There’s a lot of users that are using VPNs to connect into Netflix. Recently, Netflix started cracking down on their customers were using VPNs to access their services. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of customers that were using VPNs for legitimate purposes, but because people outside of the United States are using a VPN service to …

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Mar 09 2016

FCC looking to give low-income families broadband Internet service for under $10

I saw in a blog post today by the FCC Chairman Tom wheeler that the FCC is planning on extending the Lifeline program to give low-income families access to broadband internet service. While some people don’t have access to broadband internet service at all, most don’t have broadband internet service because the price is too high. …

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Mar 07 2016

Lucion’s FileCenter Professional v9 vs. Nuance’s PaperPort Professional v14

The heart of this article is who is better; Nuance PaperPort or FileCenter? The basis of this article is going to look at several aspects of both applications, functionality, cost, development and customer support. Both applications focus on document imaging management; scanning and research. Both of these applications have a lot of the same type …

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Feb 27 2016

Using Speech Recognition With Google Docs Is Really Impressive

If you’ve ever wanted to use speech recognition to create documents or to see how productive you might be with using a service like that, you might want to check out Google Docs. As of yesterday, February 26, Google Docs now has dictation, by way of their “Voice Typing” future they been using on all …

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Jan 25 2016

Hulu Is So Much Better With No Commercials

Before September 2015, Hulu was a service very similar to traditional TV. Forcing subscribers to watch commercials before and during streaming broadcasts. But after September 2015, Hulu introduced a [roughly] $12 a month option to have their service with no commercials [with very few exceptions]. To be honest, I had used Hulu in the past, …

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Nov 09 2015

How Smartphones Changed TV

Advertisers have been relying on TV commercials to promote their products and services for years. However, the competition for viewers’ time has grown beyond bathroom and snack runs. Now, a large chunk of viewers use a second screen while watching TV, such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. This means viewers dedicate very little time …

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