Usenet groups

Keeping up to date on news and newsgroups is infinitely easier than it was just a few years ago thanks to RSS. But I still haven’t found a good solution to read Usenet news on my phone (where I read 95% of my news and email). So, I’ve often wanted something that would bridge the…

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David Pogue says Windows Speech Recognition is "beautifully designed"

David Pogue had something nice to say about Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) in this morning’s NY Times… “And besides, not all of the new goodies fell from the Apple tree. [] Windows Speech Recognition isn’t as accurate as, say, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but it’s beautifully designed and much better than previous Microsoft attempts.” You gotta love…

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My experience with Zune

I’ve been reading a lot of news on the Zune lately, but I haven’t weighed in on my experience yet. NOTE: I don’t work on the Zune team, and this is my personal experience with the Zune… So your mileage may vary. Just a couple weeks ago, I turned 38 years old. 38 years old….

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Jupiter Research says, Windows Speech Recognition "is so darn good, it feels a little bit out of science fiction."

I found this post last week from Todd Bishop, local Seattle PI writer and blogger that tracks all things Microsoft. He linked to Michael Gartenberg‘s blog entry on Windows Speech Recognition (WSR). There, Michael says: I’ve been using the integrated speech recognition in Windows Vista for the last few days, for a variety of tasks…

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Windows Speech Recognition Screencast — In French!

There have been quite a few screen casts of Windows Speech Recognition making there way around the Internet… But almost all of them have been in English. Here’s one showing just how well WSR is in French. Check it out here.

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My Exposé supports Windows Speech Recognition

Simon Ferguel just released an update to his My Exposé application (similar to Exposé on the Mac). This version also includes support for Windows Speech Recognition using the built in Speech Recogntion capabilities of Windows… Neat. It’s nice to see more and more people building Speech Recognition functionality right into their applications.

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Accuracy out of the box

We’ve really tried to make the Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) experience great, right out of the box. It’s nice to hear others finding that we’ve done a good job here. Take for example, Ashleigh Charlesworth‘s recent article for Blog Critics Magazine, where Ashleigh says: One of the most impressive features to play with on Vista is…

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The Potential of Windows Vista Accessibility

jrfree from Florida just blogged yesterday about the potential of Windows Vista Accessibility. When talking about Windows Speech Recognition, he says: … it will open up a whole new world for people with physcial challenges who previously either had to purchase expensive third party solutions, or just go without adequate computer access. The built in…

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Are you talking to me?

Dr. Bill Crounse, Director of Healthcare here at Microsoft, interviewed me about Windows Speech Recognition a few days ago. That interview is now live on the front page of on10.net. Check it out!

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Vista gets to grips with speech recognition

Here’s a really positive article on Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) in Windows Vista … Some of the highlights: “… I have to say it’s pretty impressive. ” “The “show numbers” command is particularly good.” “To its credit, Microsoft has put a lot of work into making the software intuitive.” “It’s not quite the Jetsons, but it’s…

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