Saturday, March 28, 2009


Opening large text files in Windows

If you were ever to run across the problem of opening large text files (upwards of 300-400MB), and Notepad comes up short for you, worry not for you have EditPad Lite. I had been using Notepad++ for a while but it simply refused to open one of my datasets (size:450MB) for a course project. Browsing for alternatives, I found this little gem which is free for non-commercial use. Sweet!


Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Microsoft Recite

Another cool new technology preview from Microsoft. This time it's in the realm of voice recognition, aptly named Microsoft Recite.

From Nick's blog:

How it works -- geeked-out version

Microsoft Recite analyses speech features using an ensemble of supervised and unsupervised classifiers and employs a noise robust approximate indexing and scoring of generic symbol streams for matching.

To Install Microsoft Recite

Microsoft Recite is a free download for Windows Mobile devices (version 6.0 and higher). Simply direct the browser of your Windows Mobile device to Standard carrier rates apply to the data sessions and download time on your mobile device. Those fees are dependent on your data plan with your carrier.

Watch the demo here.

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Monday, March 02, 2009


Office 2019

Microsoft's vision for the future - 2019 to be precise. Impressive if you ask me.

While the technological progress in the last decade alone has been nothing short of astounding, we are still far from that point where all the technologies work together, interoperate with each other at one place. That's what Microsoft envisions for the next decade, and such is the pace of technological advancement nowadays that this may just become a reality in 10 years time!

<a href="" target="_new" title="Future Vision Montage">Video: Future Vision Montage</a>

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