Comparing Speech Recognition in Vista vs Apple OS X

I was reading news the other day on my Windows Mobile phone while I was waiting in line for lunch, and I read a review comparing Microsoft’s Vista OS and Apple’s latest incarnation of OS X, Leopard. It wasn’t focused on any one specific area, just on the two OSs in general. It’s always nice…

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Windows Live Search vs Google Maps Mobile

Since shipping the speech enabled version of Windows Live Search for Windows Mobile a couple weeks ago, it’s been fun watching and listening to users, blogs, and the press discuss the new features in Live Search for Windows Mobile. Today, over at PocketNow.com, they just posted a review comparing scenario by scenario how Windows Live…

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What does Windows have that OS X doesn’t? — Full-featured voice recognition

I just saw a post by Brian Caulfield on Forbes.com asking the question, “What does Windows have that OS X doesn’t?” His answer: “Full-featured voice recognition”. In short, here’s what he had to say: “A true Apple fanatic will tell you that everything your Windows machine can do, Apple did first or does better. […] But when…

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Bill Gates talks about Speech Recognition — again!

Bill Gates has always been a big advocate of Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis inside and outside Microsoft. I’ve also had the great honor and opportunity to talk with Bill many times about Speech Recognition. Ina Fried, from CNET News, just posted an interview with Bill’s opinions on where we’re going with Voice in general,…

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How fast can you type? How fast can you speak?

I was reading Tim Long’s recent post on Windows Vista Speech Recognition, and it piqued my curiosity. In his post, he took a typing test once by typing, and once using Windows Speech Recognition (WSR). His results made me wonder just how fast I am these days with WSR. So … I took the test…

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Live Search for Windows Mobile — Now with Speech Recognition!!

The press release just went live. The web site is online. And the details are all spelled out. Here’s what the press release has to say about Live Search: Live Search for Windows Mobile with voice input. The updated Live Search for Windows Mobile® 5.0 and 6.0 will be available for download for free on…

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Lifehack.org calls speech recognition in Windows Vista "pretty good"

From the article: "Voice recognition software has been around for a long time, but it’s only in the last few years that it has become accurate enough and simple enough to use with any regularity. It has also been rather expensive, with “basic” versions running around $80-100 and “premium” versions running to several hundred dollars…

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