Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Electronic Bifocals for reading power only when you need it

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/business/13novel.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

6 Top Smartphone Apps to Improve Teaching, Research, and Your Life

http://chronicle.com/article/College-20-6-Top-Smartphone/125764/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Improves Speech Recognition

http://www.informationweek.com/news/smb/hardware_software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226300293

Book Scanning Device Adds Fuel to Copyright Debate

Can scan 200 page book in 15 minutes, although it still requires someone to manually turn the pages.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/technology/Book+scanning+device+adds+fuel+copyright+debate/4101062/story.html

Livescribe Echo: The Pulse + added extras, features

The Pulse pen has great potential in notetaking, audio capture, etc. The Echo picks up where the Pulse left off and includes app launching, a dictionary function, and drawing on your computer by drawing on paper. Check it out… http://gizmodo.com/5590745/livescribe-echo-the-smartpen-gets-some-brilliant-upgrades

Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Mac? Nuance acquires MacSpeech

Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that it has acquired MacSpeech, the leading provider of speech recognition solutions for Apple Macintosh computers. The agreement will allow Nuance to extend the Dragon NaturallySpeaking family of products to the growing community of Mac users as a native Mac application.

Full article here: http://www.nuance.com/news/pressreleases/2010/20100216_macspeech.asp

Princeton University’s Kindle pilot project

Here is an interesting study on e-readers and how technology driven students still prefer traditional studying methods.

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/64/38E35/index.xml?section=topstories

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