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Speech Recognition Through the Decades: How We Ended Up With Siri

Looking back on the development of speech recognition technology is like watching a child grow up, progressing from the baby-talk level of recognizing single syllables, to building a vocabulary of thousands of words, to answering questions with quick, witty replies, as Apple’s supersmart virtual assistant Siri does. Listening to Siri, with its slightly snarky sense […]

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How to add RAM to speed up your PC

Adding more memory to your PC or laptop is one of the most cost-effective means of boosting its performance. PC Advisor looks at how to choose the right RAM and avoid installation issues. How choose and install the right RAM Now is a good time to upgrade your computer’s RAM. Most PCs are sold with […]

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The Force is Strong at Currys, West Thurrock This Sunday

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — To celebrate the launch of the new Star Wars advertising campaign from Currys and PC World, Darth Vader is making a special appearance at the Currys store on Lakeside Retail Park, Essex on Sunday 6th November. Currys, best known for their top selection of electricals such as televisions, iPads and cameras, are […]

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High expenses bring Airtel’s net down by 38 pc

NEW DELHI: India’s top mobile phone carrier Bharti Airtel on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected 38 per cent fall in fiscal second-quarter profit, its seventh straight quarterly profit drop, hit by higher interest costs and foreign exchange losses. Bharti, nearly a third owned by Southeast Asia’s biggest phone firm SingTel, said consolidated net profit fell to […]

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Belkin N750 DB review

The Belkin N750 DB promises improved coverage through its upgraded antenna system. Another thing that caught our attention: Belkin’s claim that the N750 uses “MultiBeam” technology to provide greater throughput at greater distances. Make mine MultiBeam While the world waits for the new 802.11ac or 802.11ad wireless standards, router manufacturers continue to add innovations to […]

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NTT Com’s PC-1 Transpacific Submarine Cable to Introduce Next-generation …

TOKYO, Nov. 4, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced on November 4 that following the world’s first successful trial of 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) optical transmission on its PC-1 transpacific submarine cable system, which was announced in October, the company has confirmed the commercial viability of digital coherent transmission, a […]

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The Green Man Gaming Revolution To Be Televised

Green Man Gaming – Europe’s fastest-growing independent digital PC games distributor (greenmangaming.com), is celebrating its launch in the Czech Republic on Saturday, 5th November by sponsoring Re-Play TV – the country’s biggest gaming show. In co-operation with local partner Next Level Games s.r.o – the new Green Man Gaming (GMG) store will offer gamers in […]

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Groupon shares soar in early trading

Daily-deals provider Groupon has gone public, and already, its shares are soaring. Yesterday, reports claimed Groupon was going public today at $20 per share. The company later confirmed that its offering price would be $20, but when the Nasdaq opened this morning, its shares were not being offered. In a statement to CNET, a company […]

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Ebooks vs. Print books

The question about ebooks is not if they will pass print, but when. The short answer is … not yet, but we’ll have a much better idea in January. Buzz around the young format has been building since the first mass-market ereader, the original Kindle, sold out in less than six hours in 2007. Amazon, […]

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The demise of the PC business model

JT Wang, Chairman of personal computer manufacturer Acer believes the release of Windows 8, Microsoft’s next operating system, will see the resurgence of sales for Windows based computers. Market trends suggest those hopes are in vain. Right now the Personal Computer market can be split into two camps; those happily running Windows XP who have […]

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