Listening to how secretaries speak
Speech recognition specially designed for company secretaries was being demonstrated at the Windows eNTerprise 2000 show today by The Speech Recognition Company (SRC).
While the speech-recognition engine manufacturers build their vocabularies from standard-english sources, this purpose-built vocabulary is created from the "jargon" of company secretaries. Over five million words were sourced from Companies House, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and the Institute of Directors, among other bodies. ...more
Hard drive for your pocket
There seems to be a real trend for small, portable storage devices. We've already seen the tiny, key ring sized USB hard drive from Agate but a new device called the Pockey delivers real storage capacity.
The pocket-sized device is a similar size to a Palm organiser and comes in either 10Gb or 20Gb configurations. ...more
IBM recalls 553,000 laptop power adaptors
IBM is to recall more than half a million power adaptors for a number of ThinkPad laptop models, due to a risk of them overheating and creating fire and electrical hazards.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says it has received numerous complaints of the adaptors overheating causing damage to the surroundings. However it has not received any incidences of personal injury due to the faulty adaptors. ...more
Interview: Palm's Tungsten telephone keeps the lid on OS 5
We get the low-down on the new Tungsten devices from Palm
Yesterday Palm announced its Tungsten-W device: one of the first of its Tungsten brand, which features cutting-edge technology such as a class 10 tri-band GSM radio and colour TFT screen. However, it still labours under Palm OS 4.1 and the standard 33MHz Motorola chip. ...more
Michelin Red Guide for your PDA
The famous hotel- and restaurant-rating Michelin Red Guide is now available for all the major PDA devices.
Up to date for 2001, the Red Guide for France contains more than 13,500 hotels and restaurants, and the Europe Guide contains more than 10,000 addresses in 110 different major European cities in over 20 countries.
Establishments are rated on a scale of up to three stars, with special notation included to indicate "local delights" or good value for money. ...more