Tag: voice

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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Sep 27 2016

Dragon Professional Individual Version 5 – Auto Transcription Sample Rate Problems

A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to do a product review on Dragon Professional Individual version 15. I like to try to go to the product/software as much as I can and test various aspects of its functionality. Dragon Professional Individual focuses on professionals who use speech recognition as a way …

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Aug 29 2016

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 …

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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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Sep 11 2015

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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Aug 10 2014

Why I downgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to 12

As an user of Dragon NaturallySpeaking for about the last 10 years, and as most Dragon NaturallySpeaking users were, I wanted to upgrade to version 13 as soon as possible. Nuance, historically, has come out with better versions each time Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been released; always adding some additional functionality to the program that made …

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Aug 01 2014

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 …

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Apr 07 2014

Leaving Roku for Android TV

The Verge reported over the weekend that Google is getting ready to release Android TV; a replacement to Google TV. The interesting thing about this move for Google is that it’s not really a move at all, they just embracing what’s already out there in the market and focusing on the high points of streaming …

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Apr 02 2014

Nuance’s Power PDF Advanced – Techie Review

Power PDF Advanced has been released from Nuance [April 2nd, 2014]. This version is a tour de force in handling and editing PDF documents; replacing their PDF Converter v8 Pro. If you have PDF Converter, Nuance is going to offer upgrade discounts to those customers. This new version is a full on assault on all other …

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Jan 18 2014

Improvements For Dragon NaturallySpeaking [2014]?

As anyone that uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking knows, you probably realized that the next version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking is out of cycle. Another version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking should’ve been released by now, but it looks like Nuance is working on adding some big improvements. The next release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking is expected to announced towards the …

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