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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Jul 14 2014

Review: Logitech H600 USB Wireless Headset

225 Review: Logitech H600 USB Wireless Headset

I’m a big user of voice recognition and Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but I also in a person who likes to be able to move around as I’m using speech recognition. Sometimes it’s a more fluid motion to be able to stand up and pace around the room, making discussion and trying to make a point, as opposed to sitting in front of a computer and dictating to a computer using a headset that’s wired.

A couple of years ago, I purchased a USB headset from Asus; it was a wireless headset as well utilizing a USB dongle. before I had the wireless headset, I was using a wired headset and a limited my mobility while using voice recognition. My initial headset from Asus work very well, but recently that headset decided that it’s lifespan was over.

Having previously had a great experience with USB headsets, I decided to go with another one. I mean really went over to eBay and just did a search on USB wireless headsets. I found that there were a lot of wireless USB headsets, but luckily I was caught by surprise with a daily deal on a USB wireless headset from Logitech. it was the Logitech H600 USB Supra-aural Wireless Headset . It was a refurbished item selling it less than half its original price; list at roughly $25. The wireless headset normally list around $70.

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Jul 11 2014

I hate Facebook and why I can’t quit

470 I hate Facebook and why I cant quit

I guess it sounds funny for someone to say that they hate Facebook, but in my case, it’s true. I hate Facebook. I hate Facebook for all the arguments it causes, all the drama it instigates and social awkwardness it imposes on people by having someone leave an off-color comment.

But you really have to respect Facebook the fact that they have integrated itself into pretty much everything. When you buy a smart phone, Facebook is included with the base package. Most of the time, you can’t uninstall Facebook. Facebook application for mobile devices can be installed on smart phones and tablets; it’s everywhere.

And because that Facebook has become so popular and so huge, it has actually ingrained itself into the baby boomer generation and further. So much that older individuals, that would not normally want to step away from the normal operations of your pocket calculator, have decided to embrace Facebook to make sure they are connected with their friends and family.

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Jul 08 2014

Should Google and Netflix Embarrass and Shame the ISPs?

youtube video quality report Should Google and Netflix Embarrass and Shame the ISPs?

Apparently, Google and Netflix have taken it upon themselves to do the honorable duty of exposing Internet service providers as the culprits behind why customers can’t get quality Internet service. First it started out with Netflix exposing Verizon customers to a small notice that indicated that Verizon’s networks were not up to par and that’s why Netflix customers experiences were being affected.

But now it seems that Google has just as much stake in exposing Internet service providers shortcomings as Netflix does. YouTube has been establishing itself as a media providing company for years. YouTube has realized that it’s fighting the same problem that Netflix has; Internet service providers throttling their connections.

So the question is, is it the right thing to do to shame the Internet service providers who are suppressing their customers experience with Internet access and media resources? Absolutely.

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