Users will soon be able to control Ultrabooks with a Siri-like voice control solution.
Nuance, the makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Dragon Dictate, powerful voice dictation applications for Windows and Mac, partnered with Intel to create a useful new tool that brings tightly integrated voice control to Ultrabooks, thanks to the Nuance voice recognition engine.
While many people think that Siri and Google created voice control of computing devices, the folks at Nuance produced powerful voice recognition tools long before with Dragon their incredibly accurate and fast engine.
Having the ability to type is something I take for granted. So when it went away after an injury in the kitchen, I decided to take the opportunity to test out Dragon Dictate for Mac again. It had been almost 10 years since I used the Windows version of the program. I honestly didn’t expect much. When last I used it, it was difficult to get it to recognize my speech properly and using the commands to control my computer was almost impossible.
The current version of Dragon Dictate for Mac works so much better than I remember. I am now able to type again despite having cut off the tip of my right thumb while cutting potatoes. Typing is painful, but using Dragon used to [...]
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks recuperating from a back strain. I didn’t lift anything too heavy or perform any strenuous activities. I simply tried to stand up after spending a couple of hours working on my notebook on my couch. The simple act of standing brought me to my knees and I spent the next couple of days at home, shuffling around like an old man.
The pain continued until I was able to go to an acupuncturist who poked and prodded at my back with needles, fists, elbows and a wooden contraption that looks like a weapon of some kind. The first treatment was pretty painful and served as a big wakeup call.
My digital lifestyle is having some pretty [...]
Nuance, the company behind Dragon NaturallySpeaking, MacSpeech Dictate and a host of other voice recognition products, is holding a contest and giving away three iPads and software as prizes. All you need to do is tell Nuance your Dragon/Dictate success story in written or video form.
If you can speak faster than you can type I highly recommend trying out the Dragon products. Nuance’s most robust voice applications run on PCs, but you can also use slimmed down versions BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices.
Visit Nuance.com to share your story and enter to win by June 30.