Speech Recognition

How To : Turn on the speech recognition tool in Mac OS X

This video explains how to use the Speech Recognition tool on the Mac, which allows you to speak most of the commands that you use on the computer. To enable speech recognition, go the Apple menu, select System Preferences and click on Speech. Then click on “On” next to Sp ...more

How To : Change the accessibility options in Windows 7

This video teaches how to change Windows 7 accessibility options. Choose Start, Control panel. This opens the Control Panel window. Choose Ease of Access in the control panel window. This opens Ease of Access window. Inside the Ease of Access window, there are various links th ...more

How To : Use the Mac OS X VoiceOver tool to access the dock

Want to use the VoiceOver speech recognition tool to access the Mac OS X dock? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this Apple accessibility guide can present a complete walkthrough of the process in just over a minute and a half. For details, as well as to get started using Voic ...more

Google Releases New Superphone : the Nexus One

Finally, what appears to be a fair and worthy competitor to the iPhone: Google's Nexus One. Unfortunately, not much competition concerning the price- runs exactly the same amount as the iPhone. Says Wired, "The Nexus One runs the latest version of Google’s Android mobile ope ...more

How To : Use Your Android as a Microphone for Your PC

You need a good microphone on your computer in order to make audio recordings, voice chat, or use speech recognition. However, not every computer comes with a built-in mic, and not every built-in mic works great. You can purchase a cheap computer microphone on Amazon for as l ...more

News : How Skype Video Chatting Works on the HoloLens

When you wear a holographic computer on your face, you gain some things and lose others. That's certainly the case when using Skype in Microsoft's HoloLens. Some video chats will work better because your caller can see what you see, rather than your face—but others just feel w ...more

How To : 6 Ways Google Can Help You Out in the Kitchen

You've probably used Google to search for recipes, or to find out what the heck that mystery food on the ingredients list is. But with all its built-in features, there are plenty of other ways the search engine can help you out in the kitchen. Whether you're on a computer, ta ...more

How To : Master the Google Cloud Platform for Under $30

Twelve years ago Google launched its Cloud Platform, and the world has never been the same. This suite of cloud computing services has changed how modern businesses operate. Whether you use it for data storage, management tools, computing, or machine learning, the Google Cloud ...more

News : Apple's iOS 13.1 Public Beta 4 Available for iPhone

It's a strange time for us iOS beta testers. While Apple prepares for the general release of iOS 13 on Thursday, it's also beta testing that software's successor, iOS 13.1. An iPhone updated to iOS 13 on Sept. 19 will only have 11 days before seeing 13.1 in its Software Update ...more

News : These Apps Know Your Age, Gender, Emotions, & More

I think it was 1986 when I first discovered my love for making computers say stupid things out loud. My older brother got a Commodore 64 for his birthday, which came bundled with software that would speak out any term you typed in—and boy, that computer sure made a fool of its ...more

News : Microsoft Project "Oxford"

Microsoft is developing a new API project called poject "Oxford," and it includes face, speech, and more "smart" API technology. Despite being Microsoft, I actually found this to be very useful. ;) Here is a video about the face recognition, and it's very interesting. Video: ...more

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