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Stop Background Noise with Krisp

Have you ever been on a videoconference living in fear that you’ll get that Amazon delivery and the dog will go nuts when the doorbell rings? The solution is here! Krisp is a PC download and a Chrome plugin that uses artificial intelligence to filter out background noises. I tried it out with everything from pounding on my desk while …

Hardware Review Extravaganza! Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire, Logitech Solar Keyboard

Today I gathered up some recent gadgets I’ve been wanting to share with you. Here are some short and almost-short reviews of three devices that you have been asking about. Shortest Video: Logitech Solar Keyboard (less than two minutes) Medium-Length Video: Amazon Fire HD (just over five minutes) Longest Video: Amazon Echo (one second over seven minutes)  

Ninite: A super-cool way to download common free programs

Oh, I love free stuff, and I love people who make it easier to download free stuff. Visit the Ninite site, and check off the free applications you want on your computer, such as Firefox, Chrome, iTunes, Audacity, Skype, AVG, Adobe Reader, Gimp… The list is fantastic! (And it reminds me of all the great tools I still need to …

iSpeech: Convert text to speech

Frankly I’m one of those people who gets a little irritated when I hit a website and a movie comes up or audio starts playing. But my learning style lends itself to reading, not listening, and that’s not true for everyone. iSpeech is an online service that instantly converts text to speech. Cut and paste up to 50 words to …