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iSpeech Hits 13K Developers in Just 10 Months

DailyDirt: Talking Funny

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Some people don't think they have an accent when they talk, but even Mid-westerners have a few discernible pronunciations that can give them away. But beyond accents, there are also speaking quirks like slang and syntax and other weird sounds that people use when they communicate. Here are just a...
DailyDirt: Talking Funny

Honeywell debuts color-customizable Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

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Honeywell today announced the Prestige 2.0 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, a networked thermostat that allows design-focused homeowners to customize the display to match or accent existing home decor. In addition, the Honeywell thermostat offers Wi-Fi connectivity that allows consumers to regulate energy usage and home comfort through a smartphone....    ...
Honeywell debuts color-customizable Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

New Microsoft Mice, Keyboards Accent Mobility

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The touch-responsive hardware is designed for use with Windows 8 and tablets....
New Microsoft Mice, Keyboards Accent Mobility

On the road: Hyundai i30 Active 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive

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The i30 exists primarily to mimic what a Golf or a Focus does, but cheaper. And it does that really wellI should tell you that I have what the police call "previous" with Hyundai. The i30's predecessor, the Accent, wasn't my first car, but it was a significant car for me....
On the road: Hyundai i30 Active 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive
DMCA Nonsense: Your Default Login Page Is A Ripoff Of Our Default Login Page!

Surface showdown: Which keyboard is the best? We take the Touch and Type Covers to task

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Moments ago TNW shipped its review of the Surface RT tablet. We loved the device itself, but found fault with Windows 8, which lowered the total user experience. However, enough of that, let’s talk typing. If you are reading this, I will assume that you spend at least 8 hours...
Surface showdown: Which keyboard is the best? We take the Touch and Type Covers to task
The Gossipy Story Of How Yahoo's Last Two Ad Bosses Fell Out (YHOO, GOOG)

Office 2013 review

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The latest version of Microsoft's Office software looks very different and makes a lot more use of the cloudAmid all the glitz of the launches last week of the Surface tablet and Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft also quietly - and ahead of schedule - released to manufacturing the latest...
Office 2013 review

Google Mobile Announces Search by Voice for Maps

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If you want to map a locale or score some directions but want to avoid driving into a pole, you can now use your pipes. Google Maps now recognizes Search by Voice on Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 phones. Google introduced Search by Voice in 2008 and has been rolling...
Google Mobile Announces Search by Voice for Maps

Accent Folding for Auto-Complete

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Another generation of technology has passed and Unicode support is almost everywhere. The next step is to write software that is not just “internationalized” but truly multilingual. In this article we will skip through a bit of history and theory, then illustrate a neat hack called accent-folding. Accent-folding has its...
Accent Folding for Auto-Complete

This Robotic Museum Docent Will Lead You To Your Doom (Or The Next Exhibit)

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BIB is a line-following robot that just took a job at the Technical Museum in Malmo, Sweden. She leads guests around the exhibits, talking about each one, and she stares at them malevolently with her single LCD eye. Voice by Swedish comedienne Anna Blomberg, BIB can keep herself from hitting...
This Robotic Museum Docent Will Lead You To Your Doom (Or The Next Exhibit)

Microsoft launches Bing Translator for Windows 8 with over 40 languages, text-to-speech, and offline support

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Microsoft today announced the release of the Bing Translator app for Windows with support for more than 40 languages. You can download the app now directly from the Windows Store. Microsoft says the app is designed “from the ground up” for Windows devices. It covers almost all the bases of...
Microsoft launches Bing Translator for Windows 8 with over 40 languages, text-to-speech, and offline support

Interchangeable clothing uses magnets to switch up the style

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Accent your magnetic personality with a magnetic wardrobe full of clothes with magnetic closures, interchangeable collars, and removable hoods. [Read more]...
Interchangeable clothing uses magnets to switch up the style
DMCA Nonsense: Your Default Login Page Is A Ripoff Of Our Default Login Page!

Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

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How très français. Monkey is a little slow on the uptake here (hat tip: New Statesman) - last week the French government's General Commission for Terminology and Neology issued a proclamation to users of Twitter and other social media to urging them to stop using the term "hashtag", in favour...
Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

Facebook's New iOS Apps: Pros & Cons

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Released four weeks ago, Facebook's new iPhone and iPad apps have proven a hit: The average rating jumped from 1.5 stars to more than 4 stars on iTunes store, and users are raving about the improvement in speed when compared to Facebook's previous HTML5 app. As in all things Facebook,...
Facebook's New iOS Apps: Pros & Cons

Today in Tech: Why we switched from BlackBerry to iPhone

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 YOU GUESSED IT: We switched to iPhone yesterday [POLITICO PLAYBOOK] BlackBerry was amazing over several jobs and three presidents. We have had one for so long that we remember the days when people would say: “Your calculator is ringing.” … But BlackBerry stopped serving us: The last several models we tried...
Today in Tech: Why we switched from BlackBerry to iPhone
Hands-on with the Galaxy S IV: The most comfortable 5-inch phone yet

In Message to Rioting Greeks, Anonymous Issues Warning to Europe (Video)

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In a video posted Sunday on a popular Youtube channel devoted to distributing its "Official Messages,"  Anonymous addressed the people of Greece as well as the rest of the European Union. Narrating images from Athens in its usual synthesized, accent-free voice-over, the amorphous hacker collective denied it was behind the...
In Message to Rioting Greeks, Anonymous Issues Warning to Europe (Video)
jOBS biopic: The reviews are in! Here's what people are saying
"I am calling you from Windows": A tech support scammer dials Ars Technica
Google Translate For Android Gets Pumped Up With Picture Translations

Apple Scotland – iPhone commercial for Siri – YouTube

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With my accent I gave up on Siri a while back....
Apple Scotland – iPhone commercial for Siri – YouTube

Speaktoit, The Siri-Like Assistant, Goes Premium To Let You Teach It Your Every Command

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Speaktoit Assistant, a Siri alternative that also competes with a host of other AI and natural language-driven ‘personal assistants’, such as Maluuba, is rolling out a premium version of its mobile app to let users teach it new commands. Debuting first on Android and costing $2 per month or $20...
Speaktoit, The Siri-Like Assistant, Goes Premium To Let You Teach It Your Every Command

The 5 Best Superbowl 2013 Commercials [Video]

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Creating commercials for the Superbowl is always tough. The need to stand out, make a splash and be remembered naturally conflicts with the high stakes nature of the event.  This explains the yearly default to a short list of themes that always test well with consumers and clients alike: babies,...
The 5 Best Superbowl 2013 Commercials [Video]

Microsoft's Imagine Cup Student Software Contest Holds Lessons for Startups

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The 10th annual student software contest, Microsoft's Imagine Cup, is wrapping up in Sydney, Australia, and there are some important lessons that all entrepreneurs, young and old, can glean from the process. The contest challenges hundreds of thousands of people - mostly college students - from around the world to...
Microsoft's Imagine Cup Student Software Contest Holds Lessons for Startups
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Surface pre-order deliveries delayed in the UK and Canada, Microsoft offers coupon for the inconvenience

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We began hearing grumblings of delayed Surface deliveries in the very early hours of this morning, and it seems it's not an unlucky few that are suffering, but an unlucky many. There were reports of delays to shipments in the UK and Canada less than a week ago, but...
Surface pre-order deliveries delayed in the UK and Canada, Microsoft offers coupon for the inconvenience

Multitasking Trioh a bright idea in flashlight design

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No more searching in the dark when the power dies. Rechargeable flashlight can also be used as a sleek accent lamp and an emergency light that turns on when the electricity goes out. [Read more]...
Multitasking Trioh a bright idea in flashlight design
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