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How Do Computers Understand Speech?

More and more, we can get computers to do things for us by talking to them. A computer can call your mother when you tell it to, find you a pizza place when you ask for one, or write out an email that you dictate. Sometimes the computer gets it wrong, but a lot of the time it gets it right, which is amazing when you…

Olympus Voice Trek G-10

Olympus announced its Voice Trek G-10, a voice recorder whose corner slips off to reveal a USB jack which you plug directly into your PC to transfer your recordings. Its built-in 256MB of memory seems rather paltry until you realize that you can shoehorn 69 hours of low-quality audio recording into its mini form…