Jim Allchin comments on Vista text to speech

When you look back at what Windows was in 1990 and you look at what Vista is slated to be next year, are you surprised or disappointed at the level of development and sophistication they have achieved? [JimAll]I would say both. I didn’t know that we were going to make as much progress on the…

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GPS mobile device reads street names using text-to-speech

Anybody out there use a GPS device? Apparently Mobile Crossing has announced some newer features that include the text-to-speech readout of street names. The lower-end model starts at about $550. I wonder how well it actually does across the country with names? This is a big challenge for TTS engines as you ideally want to…

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I’m back from paternity leave

Just when you think you are settling into a job, they encourage you to take a month off. Sorry to have not posted anything in October.  It was a great time for me to connect with my daughter – and wow, she is amazing. She’s not speaking yet – but I think I can tell the difference…

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