| ||Thread Tools|
|1st June 2010, 09:16||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Win 7's built-in speech recognition: a review
Microsoft has pumped out voice recognition software for years, but the company has a curious aversion to publicizing the fact. With Windows 7, Microsoft's speech recognition has become a decent productivity tool and one that the company should be proud to proclaim as an OS feature. For the casual speech recognition user, nothing beats free—especially when one considers the $100+ price points for third-party software.
But is it powerful enough for serious users? One long-running criticism of Microsoft's bundled Windows software is that is strives only to be "good enough" without ever achieving excellence. Ars Technica's Editor-in-chief Ken Fisher and I put Win 7's built in recognition engine to the test for a couple of months to find out how well it serves the needs of the hardcore word jockey. We'll spare you the suspense: serious users will want to look elsewhere, but this is a great way to show any colleague with a Win 7 machine that speech recognition is real, it's here, and it works.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|IN WIN Fanqua Case Review||jmke||WebNews||0||5th February 2010 08:24|
|In Win Maelstrom Full Tower Chassis Review||jmke||WebNews||0||28th October 2009 13:14|
|In Win Allure Case Review||jmke||WebNews||0||23rd April 2009 13:09|
|In Win Matrix mATX Case Review||jmke||WebNews||0||23rd March 2009 12:33|