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How to easily transcribe audio or video recordings into text (update)

I recently had to transcribe a number of video interviews into text. This turned out to be much more of a labor intensive project than I thought, and it quickly dawned on me that the process can be vastly improved via a few technological tweaks. This posting aims to present a step by step tutorial

Jun 3, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Minetest is an EXCELLENT, totally free clone of Minecraft

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Minetest is flattery done really well. So much so that most people would probably have to look closely and/or do a double take to realize that it is not the actual Minecraft.  Minetest is a project that has been going on for 10 years or so, so

May 30, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Nothing You Do Deserves Such Praise

‘Nothing you have done deserves such praise’: a game that explores our ‘addiction to praise’

We’re big fans of Jason Nelson’s games as art/poetry (see here, here and here). This latest project, entitled ‘Nothing you have done deserves such praise’ explores our “addiction to praise” both in general and as reflected in video games. At it’s core, ‘Nothing you have done deserves such praise’ is a simple flash game that

May 29, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Android Calendar Apps

Three AWESOME free apps to enhance your Android Calendar

Do you use Calendar function on your Android regularly? Do you rely on it completely to organize every moment of your life? For those people who do (or those who aspire to be like them), we present three FREE apps that can make it easier to work with the Calendar (or significantly enhance the experience).

May 28, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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GeoGuesser: may be the best Google maps based game so far

You open your eyes and you’re in an unfamiliar place. You don’t know how you got there, you seem to have total amnesia, and you think to yourself ‘Where the *bleep* am I? No, not the plot for some 70’s B-movie, but my attempt to infuse a little drama into‘GeoGuesser’, a browser based game that

May 23, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Hola: unlimited free VPN and faster internet – on PC and Android

Hola is open VPN that gives access to restricted content, such as geo-restricted content or that blocked by governments, companies or ISPs. But it also bundles some very interesting innovations with it: namely, a scripting language open for use by the community, and the ambitious goal of making your internet 10 times faster. It purports

May 22, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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The Football Playbook: an addictive tactical soccer puzzle game for iPhone

There are two kinds of people: those whom soccer completely captures their imagination, and those who don’t. Both types, however, will like ‘The Football Playbook’. This is a freemium game of tactical soccer that accomplishes something remarkable: transforming soccer into an enjoyable and quite addictive touchscreen puzzle game. ‘The Football Playbook’ employs some very interesting game

May 21, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Vote: how do you like the (newest) site redesign?

This blog has had five different themes in the span of twelve months, so please let us know what you think about the latest site design. It’s been largely a process of trial and error, but it was also a collaborative one with readers and I am extremely grateful for all the good feedback you

May 20, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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How to Stream Videos From Your Home PC to your Android: an Odyssey

Do you have videos stored on your PC and want to view them on your tablet or other Android device without the hassle of copying and possibly converting them? Well look no further. I too wanted this and I set out to find out how to do it for no cost. What I found was

May 20, 2013
B.C. Tietjens
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Kongregate Arcade App: brings TONS of free cool flash games to Android

If you know Kongregate (an excellent site for free flash games), then let us introduce the Kongregate Android App, which brings you over 600 free games playable on your Android device absolutely free. Kongregate for Andoird is organized as an app market, and lets you choose and download from a wide range of games and

May 16, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Start Menu Reviver: a superior start menu for both Windows 8 and Windows 7

What if Microsoft had kept the start menu in Windows 8; what would it have looked like? In some ways ‘Start menu Reviver’, a Start Menu replacement for Windows 8 and Windows 7, seems like it was designed to answer that question. It provides the option for mouse or touchscreen use, and combines the Windows

May 14, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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Online presentations service Rvl.io becomes “Slid.es”, adds PRO accounts

Rvl.io, a personal favorite of mine, as been rebranded as the much more logical and user friendly ‘Slid.es’. What it is is an online presentation engine that lets you create sophisticated, Powerpoint-style presentations in the browser, including uploaded images and media, and then view (or share) them via a single link. I first experienced Rvl.io

May 14, 2013
Samer Kurdi
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