Category Archive: Hardware

Jan 06 2014

I Don’t Care About Ultra HD 4K TVs; I Want What Comes Later

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It’s interesting to think about the introduction of Ultra HD 4k televisions when most cable broadcasters still offer 4:3 displays [standard resolution]; it’s stupid. And what’s more interesting is that in the past, customers purchased records and then they purchased cassettes. Then they moved from cassettes over to CDs. There’s always been a natural progression …

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Dec 13 2013

8 Tech Gift Ideas For Christmas 2013 – Under $200

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Sometimes picking out gifts for people who are certified tech-nuts is kind of difficult. Especially if you’re not into technology as much as other people. Don’t be discouraged or afraid to venture out, and if you’re looking for some ideas on things to get people who are into tech, here’s some ideas.

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Nov 20 2013

Format Text Using Nuance’s Swype On Your Android

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On my android smartphone, I tend to to try to use voice recognition for text input wherever possible. The two main choices for voice recognition on smartphones [android/iPhone]; using Nuance or using Google. On my PC at home, I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking and that application has the ability to do some basic commands as your …

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Nov 15 2013

Netflix-Comcast Deal is NOT Going to Kill Roku and Apple TV

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I was reading a very interesting story the other day, less interesting, actually, more provocative than anything. The base of the article was that the deal that Netflix and Comcast is whittling out, to put Netflix as an application/channel onto a set top box that Comcast would provide, would essentially kill Roku and Apple TV. …

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Nov 11 2013

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

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Image courtesy of Oncents Nicholas Recently, Amazon has released the latest addition to their Fire tablet roster – the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7. The 7-inch device joins Google’s Nexus 7 in the pocket-friendly sector, in a bid to prove that budget price doesn’t equate to lite features. At about $229, the third generation Kindle …

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Nov 08 2013

Roku Needs To Work On These Top 5 Things

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At this point technology entertainment, I think everyone would agree that the way traditional cable companies provide programming is severely outdated. This traditional way of providing entertainment is what has made Roku and other streaming device is so popular. Admittedly, since the purchase of my Roku, I feel like this is one of the best …

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Nov 07 2013

Nuance Swype Keyboard Update with Continuous Speech Recognition/Dictation

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If you haven’t been paying attention, you might’ve not noticed that there’s a new trend with using voice recognition to do input on tablets and smartphones. Nuance is the leader in voice recognition; voice to text. Nuance voice-recognition powers iPhones Siri as well. Nuance has released an updated version of their smartphone keyboard, Swype. The …

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Nov 05 2013

Roku + Plex is awesome for vacation entertainment

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I recently got back from from being on vacation for a week. I absolutely love the downtime and I do my best not to get too wrapped up in technology topics during my vacation time. But I have to admit, from my vacation last year, I found myself in situations where it was early in …

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Oct 14 2013

Anticipating the Dragon NaturallySpeaking new release

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Around August 2012, Nuance released Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12. With each new release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Nuance makes improvements to its recognition engine and tighter integration to more common applications. I’m excited to see what is going to be in the next version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking because Nuance is the leader in voice recognition and …

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Sep 25 2013

Roku Adds Integrated M-GO To Their Line Up

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My Roku 3 has easily become the most used device in my home, just short of my television. I have managed to convert my entire DVD collection to MP4; play all my movies through Plex. At this time, I only have one subscription that I’m paying for, and that’s Netflix. Roku has just announced that …

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