Controlling your PC via PowerShell and Speech Recognition?

I just read a pretty cool post by Joel ‘Jaykul’ Bennett from HuddledMasses.org where he shows his readers how to use a PowerShell script he wrote to invoke other PowerShell scripts using Speech Recognition. Great idea, Joel. I like it! Check it out here.

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"I've started using the speech recognition features and I'm blown away!"

Quote of the day from the blogosphere (from Carl Franklin) that caught my eye: “I’ve started using the speech recognition features and I’m blown away!” Thanks Carl. Now … Have you tried using the WSR Macros we just released? You might like that too…

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"The Vista Show" podcast talks about Vista's Windows Speech Recognition

The Vista Show is a podcast that broadcasts a weekly show in podcast format each week from thevistashow.com. This week Jack discusses Vista’s Windows Speech Recognition. You can jump ahead to the 18 minute mark in the MP3 file. Jack says Windows Speech Recognition has come a “long way. A long long way…” His daughter…

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Extreme Tech reviews Windows Speech Recognition

Another good reivew of Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista: “If you have Windows Vista, even the Home Basic version, you already have one of the more powerful speech recognition systems available. Microsoft has invested many millions of dollars in research regarding speech recognition over the years. Some of what they study in the R&D…

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Telling your computer what to do -- Another post by David Pogue of the NYT

Well … I must say that I didn’t expect David Pogue to love Windows Speech Recognition as much as he does. I remember going out to meet him last August while I was in New York for SpeechTEK 2006. I was a bit nervous, as David is one of the top technology writers in the…

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Transfering profiles programatically

Last week I wrote about how to transfer profiles using the Easy Transfer Wizard. That generated some email and some questions in the community about how to do this programmatically. That’s a good question. But unfortunately, the answer isn’t that straight forward currently. In the SAPI documentation you can read about how some of this works,…

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CrunchGear compared Apple's OS X Speech Recognition to Windows Speech Recognition in Vista

CrunchGear posted a comparison of Apple’s OS X and Windows Vista yesterday, going over feature by feature discussing similarities and differences. For each feature CrunchGear declared a winner. It was neat to see that one of the areas they compared OS X and Vista was the speech recognition capabilities of each OS. I was proud…

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Word 2007 + Windows Speech Recognition

If you’re using Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista, and you’re also using Microsoft Word 2007, you might be wondering… How can I access things that are on different tabs in the new Microsoft Word UI with just one command, instead of two. This very question came up this week on the Yahoo! MS-Speech newsgroup. Here’s what…

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David Pogue says (on NPR) his favorite feature in Vista is Windows Speech Recognition

I know David Pogue really likes Windows Speech Recognition, but today he actually called it out as his favorite feature in Windows Vista this morning on NPR. Here’s exactly what he had to say: Interviewer: “So, what’s your favorite feature?” David Pogue: “Wow, there’s a lot of cool stuff. I have to say the speech…

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Experiencing a "Wow" moment with Windows Speech Recognition

Reading customer comments on Windows Vista’s Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) is always fun. I love to hear the positive … and the negative (after all we have to learn what our customers want). This weekend, I saw a post by a new Vista user named Marc. He’s a software developer that has used Dragon Naturally…

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