Sep 15 2016

Review: Dragon Professional Individual version 15

img_57d37a29135f3 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 [subscription service].

The Dragon Anywhere is an application you can download to your Apple or android device, using the application you can leverage the speech recognition abilities of Dragon pretty much anywhere you want. The vocabularies you have on your desktop can be synchronized with that on the Dragon Anywhere application. You can also synchronize Dragon Anywhere documents using various cloud services.

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Sep 02 2016

Facebook Can Help You With Your Political Affiliation

image Facebook Can Help You With Your Political Affiliation

Facebook is interesting, in the fact that it’s collecting all this private information on people and building these digital profiles. So even if you don’t know what your political stance is on the US elections, Facebook can help you, because they already have you figured out; and labeled.

Oddly enough, I don’t normally do any kind of articles on this website about politics because of how polarized it is. Most people avoid conversations of religion and politics just by policy, but because this website is based on technology topics, I have to report that Facebook is keeping track of your political views.

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Aug 31 2016

Sling TV adds NBC Channel; kinda

image_thumb-8 Sling TV adds NBC Channel; kinda

I just recently did an article about Sling TV adding the NFL channel. I think it’s great that Sling TV is gaining more speed and more acceptance with the Cord Cutter community. They are providing a service that everybody wants; streaming channels to just about any type of device. Essentially, Sling TV is a digital/Internet antenna for your mobile device.

Right now, it seems like everyone is fighting to provide their own media channel. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox all have their own individual streaming channels, of sorts. Most of the channels don’t have live streaming TV, they offer playback of episodes that were viewed previously.

Sling TV was supposed to be different in the aspect that it provided live streaming television, but somehow they’ve cut a deal with NBC to incorporate their broadcast lineup [playback only], mixed in with their live television streams.

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Aug 29 2016

Is Rotten Tomatoes really hurting movies that much?

image_thumb-4 Is Rotten Tomatoes really hurting movies that much?

Short answer; no- and here’s why.

And you really don’t have to look far for an explanation. The past couple of years, there’s been a shortage of blockbuster movies with a good turnout. A couple of weeks ago when Suicide Squad was about to be released in theaters, a lot of the top critics on Rotten Tomatoes was giving it really low reviews. Oddly enough, there was a petition to shut down the Rotten Tomatoes website because of all the negative reviews the movie was getting, and it wasn’t even out in the theaters yet.

Was Suicide squad a victim of Rotten tomatoes negative reviews, or was it just another situation where Hollywood has created a crap movie and is upset that people don’t like it and have a venue to voice their opinions about what they think of the movie?

After seeing the movie myself, the answer is clear.

image_thumb-5 Is Rotten Tomatoes really hurting movies that much?

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Aug 26 2016

Facebook, what are you doing with your trending topics?

image_thumb-6 Facebook, what are you doing with your trending topics?

Facebook is the most dominating website on the Internet for social networking and they’re constantly looking for ways to mess around with the interface; making small changes.

I still haven’t figured out why Facebook won’t leave my personal settings alone, so that when I’m looking at my newsfeed, it leaves it on the settings that I want; not the settings in it wants. Ah, it’s okay keep jacking with stuff and see what sticks.

Friday night was interesting in regards to the main page for Facebook. On the right side, where the top typically has trending topics, they changed the layout a little bit from the normal.

They changed it to show a one line topic and the number of people talking about it. It was vague and stupid.

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