* Posts by Rob Looker

5 posts • joined 1 Mar 2008

Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 12 voice recognition software review

Rob Looker

Windows only?

Does anyone, including Nuance, know an easy way to use Dragon with Ubuntu? (many people do not trust Microsoft after the Vista con)

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Scosche BoomCan mini travel speaker

Rob Looker

Veho make a similar-looking speaker, but wireless and stereo. Comes with USB cable, charger and transmitter. Available from Gizoo I seem to remember. I've got one and it's great!

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Apple files 3D-interface patent

Rob Looker
Flame

Remember 1997?

The Corridor, as visualised in the film Disclosure (based on the Michael Crichton novel), was far more advanced than Apple's proposals. And surely most Virtual Reality illustrations, in most of their vaguely defined examples, include the basics of the Apple proposed patents?

Can I patent the wheelbarrow next?

Robbo

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Mobile money - a helping hand for the poor?

Rob Looker

Has PayPal's been there, done it already?

I signed up for PayPal's mobile phone purchasing last year but I've not used the facility yet. Has anyone any feedback - favourable or unfavourable - or experience?

I remember it seemed cheap and easy to use.

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Microsoft dropped Vista hardware spec to raise Intel profits

Rob Looker

Don't Care Corporations

Suddenly the pieces of the conspiracy fit together, because that's what I'm now convinced it is.

I've got a newish (June 07) Toshiba Equium laptop. It's got an "Intel Pentium dual core inside" and "Windows Vista" sticker on it, staring at me from the keyboard. I'm miles from any assistance with a slow 3G internet connection so downloads take forever unless I borrow a broadband line. so I feel treble-whammied by the industrial power of the Corporations and intimidated by the technical problems which face me daily from the blue screen.

"Windows can search for a solution next time you go online" has never come back with a response of any sort. And that sums it up: the silence of couldn't-care-less, turn-our-backs-on-their-problems, we've-got-Corporations-to-run management.

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