Google Docs now lets you type with your voice

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Getting stuff done in Google Docs just got a lot easier.

Google unveiled a series of new features for Docs, Sheets and Slides Wednesday, including voice typing and new collaboration tools for Docs. The new features are aimed at students but available to anyone who uses the company’s productivity suite.

Google Docs now supports voice dictation from Chrome and the Docs iOS and Android app. When the feature is enabled (from the Tools menu in Chrome), you can dictate documents using the microphone icon from Docs on Chrome, or with your phone’s voice commands when using the Docs app on iOS or Android app Read more…

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Hacking Medical Mannequins

An anonymous reader writes: A team of researchers at the University of South Alabama is investigating potential breaches of medical devices used in training, taking the mannequin iStan as its prime target in its scenario-based research. Identifying the network security solution and network protocol as the vulnerable components, the team was able to carry out brute force attacks against the router PIN, and denial of service (DDoS) attacks, using open source tools such as BackTrack.

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Windows 10 Picks Up Global Market Share Following Debut, Finds Quick Adoption By Gamers

windows 10 Windows 10 has completed a full month in the market following its formal release, meaning that we have new data to parse regarding its in-market performance. There are several figures to consider: Adoption by gamers, a power-user subset; usage share, as measured by StatCounter; and market share from NetMarketShare. Read More

Windows 10 Picks Up Global Market Share Following Debut, Finds Quick Adoption By Gamers

windows 10 Windows 10 has completed a full month in the market following its formal release, meaning that we have new data to parse regarding its in-market performance. There are several figures to consider: Adoption by gamers, a power-user subset; usage share, as measured by StatCounter; and market share from NetMarketShare. Read More

Don’t be fooled by Sony’s 4K smartphone; it’s 100% hype

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I love Sony. Even when Sony is failing, I love the Japanese company because it designs some of the best consumer electronics products money can buy. Heck, even Steve Jobs admired Sony’s ethos.

But the company’s newly announced Xperia Z5 Premium Android smartphone and its world’s first 4K display is completely outrageous and virtually indistinguishable from a smartphone with a lower-resolution QuadHD or Full HD display — to the naked eye, at least.

Here’s how Sony’s press conferences at big tech trade shows like CES and IFA work: A Sony executive hops on stage and talks about all the amazing new gadgets they’re announcing. The hall is filled and hundreds of seated and standing press. If you’re a vet, you’ll know to pack your bags up right as he/she is wrapping up and make way to the curtained “hands on” areas where all the new gadgets are. Read more…

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Wiscasset Ambulance Service director resigns

WISCASSET, Maine — Roland Abbott, director of the Wiscasset Ambulance Service since 2005, announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 1. Abbott also resigned from his position as Wiscasset’s emergency management director and health officer. The resignations will take effect Sept. 14. ‘Roland worked (with dedication) for the residents of Wiscasset for …

Wiscasset Ambulance Service director resigns

WISCASSET, Maine — Roland Abbott, director of the Wiscasset Ambulance Service since 2005, announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 1. Abbott also resigned from his position as Wiscasset’s emergency management director and health officer. The resignations will take effect Sept. 14. ‘Roland worked (with dedication) for the residents of Wiscasset for …

Google Classroom Launches Chrome Extension So Teachers Can Instantly Share Links With The Entire Class

ShareToClassroomChromeExtension-06 (1) Google calls Classroom a “mission control for teachers,” allowing them to access all of Google Apps for Education within one central place. Teachers can use the product to chat with students, help students with their work and keep track of the daily goings on in the classroom.
Today, the product is introducing something really nifty that will allow a teacher to share a link with… Read More

Google Classroom Launches Chrome Extension So Teachers Can Instantly Share Links With The Entire Class

ShareToClassroomChromeExtension-06 (1) Google calls Classroom a “mission control for teachers,” allowing them to access all of Google Apps for Education within one central place. Teachers can use the product to chat with students, help students with their work and keep track of the daily goings on in the classroom.
Today, the product is introducing something really nifty that will allow a teacher to share a link with… Read More

Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

IMG_5218 “Get ’em while they’re young” is a battle cry for every company. The younger your users are, the more you can evolve with them over time and keep them locked into using your products. When I was in school (old person voice), Apple had a huge presence by doing educational partnerships which was ridiculously smart for branding. The hope was that kids would go home and beg… Read More