Just last week, British Speech-To-Text provider SpinVox issued a press release listing its “Top Ten Worst Moments In Public Speaking.” The list – which includes everyone from George W. Bush to Kate Winslet – features links to news stories about and YouTube clips of the Terrible Moments in Public Speaking.
Speech Heads, we’re all shaking off the winter in the North Hemisphere these days. The days are getting longer and the creepy talking robots are getting creepier. In what promises to be a harbinger of a world where even our most basic human functions like breathing, finding the will to go the bathroom, and moving […]
Apple today announced the release of its new iPod Shuffle–an even smaller version of the popular product that the company is billing as “the first music player that talks to you.” That’s right, Speech-Heads: the new Shuffle has Speech! According to a statement from Apple: “The revolutionary new VoiceOver feature enables iPod shuffle to speak […]
Today, I interviewed James Greenwell, president and chief executive officer at Datria Systems, for a feature story I’m writing on “Integrating Speech With Enterprise Applications” for May’s print edition of Speech Technology. Let me just say this: The conversation was illuminating and compelling–and the feature will be a must read for any Speech-Head worth his/her […]
Now back in the loving embrace of our New York offices, I thought I’d take a look back at Voice Search and give you Speech Heads out there some final views. Like all trade shows, there was of course a fair amount of wheeling and dealing-companies ponying up to each other, seeing if they could […]
Speech Heads, as promised we are beginning our scientifically rigorous examination of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10. My brother Adam B. and I have it installed on our respective computers and have been monkeying with it for much of the day. In the interests of fairness and science, we won’t be sharing any judgments just yet, but […]
It looks like all you Speech-Heads are finally getting behind me in my quest to acquire The Guillotine Gary Animated Talking Skeleton. Just this morning, I received a Super Secret Coded Message about Guillotine Gary from a SpeechTechBlog reader–whom I will refer to only as Agent K. The message from Agent K. was important in […]