Tag: Google

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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Nov 16 2016

Blocking BS News starts at the browser level, at least for Google Chrome – BS Detector

On the heels of the post-presidential election, arguably one of the most stunning upsets in American history, people have become angry with websites that spread misinformation or flat out lies. In my previous article, I mentioned that Facebook and Google are going to be making efforts to try to weed out fake news. But the …

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Nov 15 2016

Fake News Sites Are Going To Be Punished

At least 50% of America is unhappy with the latest US elections. Some people are extremely excited about having a Donald Trump presidency while the other half are unanimously disgusted. The overall consensus in America is that the two choices that we had for president were not good; it was like having to choose between …

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Mar 14 2016

Wire Pushes Open Standards And End-to-End Encryption For Video Chat

I like trying to keep track of applications that gives users the ability to do video chat, and Skype and Google Hangouts are probably the most common right now among most users, but last year the Scott co-founder Janus Friis launched a new project called Wire. The application is compatible with modern-day browsers such as …

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Mar 04 2016

So now Google wants Chromecast built into TVs, like Roku

At the beginning of 2014, Roku was able to work out some deals with Hisense and TCL TV manufacturers to incorporate the Roku abilities; TVs from 32 inches to 55 inches. At the time, I thought it was a bad move considering all the number of streaming media devices that people can use nowadays. Albeit, …

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Mar 02 2016

Facebook Gives Their Users 5 More Like Options, But No ‘DISLIKE’

It seems like it’s only taken forever for Facebook to get around to adding additional responses to people’s posts. I think one of the most awkward things you can do on Facebook is when someone announces a death in the family or when someone is seriously ill that you had to LIKE the post or …

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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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Dec 02 2015

Speech Recognition: Dragon Anywhere vs. Google Docs

I recently had the opportunity to do a review on Dragon Anywhere from Nuance. At the same time I was doing the review for Dragon Anywhere, I recalled seeing an announcement/article where you can now do continuous speech recognition into Google Docs. This sparked the concept that Dragon Anywhere and Google Docs could be poised …

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Oct 05 2015

Windows 10: Speech Recognition Performance And Accuracy

If you’re moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’ll notice a slight improvement to the speech recognition interface in the new version. In Windows 7, the speech recognition interface didn’t work at all with applications unless they had fulltext control. This is something that Nuance has done as well with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but their …

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Oct 02 2015

Windows 10: Big improvement with TTS Voices

For those people for those people who use accessibility options in Windows 10, or in previous versions of Windows, you be glad to know that Windows 10 has upgraded their text-to-speech voices. In Windows 7, the text-to-speech engine was better than previous versions, but still had this computer’y type dialect to it. In Windows 10, …

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