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  Speech recognition breakthrough from Microsoft


Recently, Microsoft Research published a demo video on YouTube that demonstrated simultaneously translating English speech to Chinese speech with Microsoft's new research achievement. The result is quite impressive, it has large improvement compared to previous speech recognition systems. It's a big breakthrough of speech recognition. In this demo, Microsoft Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid demonstrates a speech recognition breakthrough.First when he speaks, the screen will display what he is ...

   Speech recognition, Text to speech,Machine translation     2012-11-09 23:53:21


  Another Chinese Siri : Baidu launched phone voice assistant


Today, Baidu launched their own phone voice assistant "Baidu voice assistant Baidu claims it as the first apply the depth neural network (DNN) to speech recognition products in China, it reduces recognition error rate by 25%.Similar to other voice assistants, Baidu voice assistant can be roughly divided into the function of the phone calls, information querying and voice communication. Users can use voice to make phone call, send SMS and set the alarm etc. Similarly, Baidu voice assistant suppo...

   Baidu voice assisstant, Google Now, Apple Siri     2012-12-25 02:16:27


  Will the next generation of iPhone be launched on September 10?


According to AllThingsD, Apple might launch its next generation of iPhone on September 10. There is no detailed information about this new iPhone yet, it's also unknown whether it's a cheap one or other kind of versions. But it will equip with iOS 7 and Apple may launch the next generation of Mac OS--Maverick in next few weeks. Since Apple acquired finger print recognition manufacturer AuthenTec with $356 million and it also applied the finger print unlock patent, so the next generation iPhone ...

   iPhone,iOS 7     2013-08-11 10:06:26


  Mark Zuckerberg delivered his first Chinese speech in Beijing


Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a speech in Chinese at "Tringhua Students Dialogue with Board Members" on Oct 24, 2015 in Tsinghua University, Beijing. This is the first time he used Chinese throughout the whole speech. Though his Chinese is not that fluent, his hard work on learning Chinese is well appreciated.  In this speech, he shared three stories : mission, care and looking ahead. Mission You have to believe in your mission. When you have a mission, it will help yo...

   CHINESE,TSINGHUA,FACEBOOK,MARK ZUCKERBERG     2015-10-24 21:42:04


  New Text-to-Speech API for Chrome extensions


Interested in making your Chrome Extension (or packaged app) talk using synthesized speech? Chrome now includes a Text-to-Speech (TTS) API that’s simple to use, powerful, and flexible for users.Let’s start with the "simple to use" part. A few clever apps and extensions figured out how to talk before this API was available – typically by sending text to a remote server that returns an MP3 file that can be played using HTML5 audio. With the new API, you just need to add "tts" to your pe...

   TTS,Google,Speech,Text,Text to Speech     2011-10-21 08:46:41


  Steve Jobs's prediction about wireless,iPad and App Store in 1983


1983 was still a year uncultivated. That year, Apple released the first personal computer Apple Lisa with graphical user interface in the world, TCP/IP was released less than two years, the Internet was basically still a wasteland. General people had few knowledge about computer. Steve Jobs still needed to start with "What is the computer" in his speech. Today, we have become accustomed to social networking, smart phones and mobile Internet, it was really unbelievable at that time. That ye...

   Steve Jobs, record,Apple,prediction     2012-10-03 04:37:17


  10 modern technologies we will still use in 2030


Although there is rapid revolution for new technology, some technologies can survive with the passage of time. Here are 10 modern technologies which may continue to exist in 2030. 1. QWERTY keyboard Speech recognition, handwriting recognition and gesture control input will become the trend for the next two decades. Nonetheless QWERTY keyboard input is still one of the most accurate way - although not necessarily the most convenient. Although physical keyboard disappear on phones and tablet PCs, ...

   New technology,Trend     2012-11-12 11:02:02


  The Hungry Programmer


Programming is a lot like eating. Tonight I was hungry. I wasn't at home. I couldn't go to the kitchen for a snack. I looked around and saw only McDonald's across the street. Then I was struck with the same dilemma that I face whenever I leave the comfort of my own home for any decent spread of time: Do I eat crappy food now and satisfy that hunger? Or do I stay hungry for a little longer and eat a healthy meal back at home? As I pondered this dilemma I couldn't help but notice how much i...

   Programmer,Hungry,Coder,Coding     2012-01-19 11:04:30


  Focus of Baidu in the future


In addition to the new generation "Baidu ladies", The biggest highlight of the annual meeting of Baidu is undoubtedly the passionate speech delivered by CEO Yanhong Li with a "Zoro" suite. He emphasized four business focus of Baidu in the future, i.e the traditional search, mobile cloud, LBS and international strategy. Although the strategy is clear, but what's more important is that there must be some corresponding products to align with these focus. How will Baidu carry out four key business?...

   Baidu, Anuual meeting, LBS,Baidu Cloud     2013-01-23 03:51:09


  Speech balloon with pure CSS--One step further


Many of us want to add cool features to our websites to make our websites user friendly ad more attractive. Especially in Web2.0 era. Today we are talking about adding speech balloon feature to our webpage so that we can display beautiful help windows while users mouse over some help icons on our page. First, let me introduce one post written by Umar Ashfaq named "How to create a speech balloon with pure CSS". He also explains how this works. You can also refer Magic CSS shape for more informati...

   Speech balloon, Pure CSS,border     2013-03-16 04:11:58