In this, the second edition of “Look Ma No Hands, Voice Recognition Technology Today” we’ll take a look at getting started with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 10 Professional. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Standard has an MSRP of $99. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred has an MSRP of $199.
Time to welcome another previously offline company to the wonderful world of the web! It’s hard to believe, but not everyone has always been on the web. Why is the launch of this particular website newsworthy on Gear Diary? Read on…
I’ve been using various voice to text solutions for a number of years. I began using Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking when it was back in version 7 or 8. Unfortunately, back then it was often more proof of concept than useful tool. The process of transcribing text was slow and the accuracy was not all that [...]
On the newly announced Accessibility at Google site, there was a blog post highlighting the application Talking RSS Reader for Android. Talking RSS Reader for Android is an application which reads your Google Reader articles to you.
Google has written frequently about accessibility in the past in a variety of locations. Yesterday, they announced a new website that brings all of their accessibility information into a single location. Google has always considered access to information part of their core mission. This includes being able to get your data into and out of [...]
photo credit: Ozyman Technology can be a lot of fun. It can keep us connected with one another, it can transform our work habits, and it can help us become more organized and efficient. It can do all these things, but of all the great uses of technology the one that stands as most important [...]
In 1999, I had Lasik surgery to correct my severe nearsightedness and astigmatism. At that time I was 32 years old, and I had been wearing prescription eyeglasses or contacts since I was 12. I have the ugly yearbook photos to prove it — just ask anyone who went to school with me in Eldorado. [...]
I taught my grandmother how to use a computer when she was well into her 80′s. She saw that my parents and brother had computers at home, and I had one at college…so she wanted to get in on all the fun. I taught her to use AOL, how to play various games (Spider Solitaire [...]
I have never before been as thankful as I currently am to have technology that has advanced as it has, here in 2009. A little background to explain why this is the case and how our technology is coming in as “handy” (a pun — as will become clear in the moment), as it is. [...]
First, before we get into today’s review, I want to talk a little about Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is when you stop breathing while you sleep. The worst part of Sleep Apnea is a lot of people who have it don’t even know it. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include: Loud snoring. Waking up gasping [...]
This review has been a struggle to write. Not because of a problem with the product so much, but because of my irregular sleep patterns and my less than regular schedule. Let me start by giving you an overview of how my typical day goes…never mind, I have no typical days. Instead of a routine [...]