Ping 148: Speech Recognition, Microsoft Reality, Easter Egg coding, Office 13 social

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Laura and Paul seemed to have the giggles this week and they might just be contageous. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did filming it! Here are some of the stories we talk about:

Speech Recognition taken to the next level  [02:20]

Office 13 gets social   [12:05]

Microsoft gets REAL   [17:07]

Easter Egg or obscenity?      [06:39]

 

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      IRB

      I'm loving the voice-text message idea, I better go grab a patent on that......

      Can't believe people were offended by the big boobs in the code, something very few people would ever see. My code is filled with bad language Expressionless

      Wow your interviews are getting tough if you need to go through days/weeks worth of "challenges" just to get a job.

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      sug

      check talkbox for wp.. for voice messaging.

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      Shahroom

      I already have Social Connector installed on my outlook 2010. It's really useful. When I see a strange name I need to know which pronoun I should use(he/she). I look at the picture and use the right pronoun.

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      IRB

      well look at that, a 300% improvement so far on comments Smiley

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      Lomasky

      heartell for windows phone 7 does just that! so does heytell for windows phone 7

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      WastedYoda

      If you want to send a voice text check out the Voxer app in the android market. It does exactly what you are asking for.

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      Laura10

      @WastedYoda:Sorry, but I really don't frequent the Android market Smiley

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      WastedYoda

      I do not know if there is a windows version but it would be worth looking into. The technology is available.

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      IRB

      @WastedYoda: Yes, but then you need to have an app installed to send/receive the message which means I wouldn't send the voice-text to anyone. A low-level integrated system like SMS/MMS is what we need, I call it VMS. Smiley

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      davetao

      Voice text messages - Great Idea.

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