Speech recognition usefulness shines on smartphones

When we were kids, my friends and I used to play a game where we fantasized about which technologies from Star Trek were most likely to be real-world inventions within our lifetimes. The

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Serdar Yegulalp

12 fabulous productivity boosters

It's official: I can no longer think of a single person I know (unless, of course, you count my two-year-old) who doesn't have more work on their to-do list than any human being

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer

iPad introduces computing to toddlers and great-grandmothers

There’s not many toys that will hold the attention of a one-and-a-half year old and a 95 year old equally well – but Apple Inc.’s tablet is definitely one of them. I have

Published on: November 16th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Low-cost alternatives to landlines

Though it is as much a fixture in Canadian and American households as the television and the microwave oven, the home telephone has become superfluous. Blame (or thank) cell phones, which are now

Published on: September 22nd, 2010 Rick Broida

Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 delivers accurate voice recognition

Nuance has taken almost two years to roll out its new speech recognition software, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11. Since I was impressed with the company's previous Professional version, I was eager to don a

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Aoife M. McEvoy