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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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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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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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Windows 10: Cortana and Search – Users want to use Google search

I think one of the best things that comes out of the release of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, is the option for sending feedback. Microsoft has put a option and allow other applications that allows the operators to send direct feedback on that application. It’s probably one of the only things that Microsoft …

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Review: U8 SmartWatch

Recently, I picked up a you U8 SmartWatch for doing a review. In the past, I’ve made comments and posted articles about how I think the concept of SmartWatches is just a horrible idea. The whole driving factor behind SmartWatches is for manufacturers to simply prove that small devices with limited abilities can be manufactured and people …

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Microsoft 2015: They’re making a lot of good decisions!

Microsoft has been going through some personality changes here lately. And to be truthfully honest, it’s very welcome. Over the past couple weeks we’ve seen some very positive news coming out of the Microsoft campus. It just seems Microsoft is changed it’s attitude and it’s more open, and more one. It’s almost like they understand …

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Justified Hypocrisy Of Using Ad Blockers

I think if you’ve been on the Internet for more than 15 minutes, you recognize that the Internet is filled with advertisements. Advertisements run pretty much every website that you visit. The truth is people are cheap and frugal and they don’t pay for content. There’s a few people who do websites for the purpose of generosity, …

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Review: IRulu Universe 1s (U1s) Smartphone

A week ago, I was given the opportunity to review one of the latest smartphones from iRulu, the U1s. In the past, iRulu has focused on low-cost android tablets, but within the past year, iRulu has been focusing more towards smartphones. I’ve done other reviews for iRulu in the past on the tablets and I’ve …

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Why Do People Record Vertical Video?

Ever since the introduction of mobile devices with WebCams, or cameras in general, people have been recording video, but one of the most confusing things that I see is when people record video vertically. It doesn’t make any sense. Recording video vertically just does not fit the medium. It’s possible that we can blame the …

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My Expectations for Roku 4 in 2015

With the big news from CES last week on Roku 4k [TVs], it seems Roku has a good grasp on the concept that 4k is going to be the next step in streaming entertainment. But as a Roku user, I wonder if they understand their consumer base and what’s expected from Roku 4. Roku has …

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