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some problems technology is solving

I started my technology quest many years ago in search of replacing a circular slide rule. Now, I think I spend more time considering the impact of technology on the world around me.  So let’s take on three distinct problems that many people have and see what technology has delivered recently that helps solve the problems.

Thre three problems

  • Capturing audio during a meeting
  • During web meeting images of who is talking
  • Multi-language conference calls

Capturing audio is easy. There have been voice recorders available for the past 40 plus years. You press record and the devices records to tape or a flash drive. There have been solutions in that space for a long time. Now the Senstone product has been released. What is Sunstone? It is a voice recorder that also supports automated conversion to digital documents. You can do this with a standard voice recording and Dragon Naturally speaking. But Senstone is an all in one system that literally can be worn by a user. It is small and works well. Dragon is better at overall voice conversion to digital text, but Dragon operates son your pc it has more power!

Capturing whiteboards just got a lot easier. Now there are two ways this can happen. One is the use of an interactive digital wall (Microsoft and many other companies sell one.) these interactive digital walls run between 6000 and 10000 dollars, so they are not a choice for most of us. Rocketbook has created a product called Beacon. It lets you put the Beacons on the four corners of the whiteboard using your cell phone converting that into a digital (editable) image!

The last tech improvement is the online- transition meeting room or web meeting. There are some products coming, so I won’t mention them, but now you can quickly use your translation device to capture live audio and translate it.

All three of these items do have a cost, but they are significantly less than the more traditional “business” systems.

I hope this helps!

  • Question of

    Do you ever need to record meetings and then share the notes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Analog to digital should be easy right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    All three of these products are below 100 dollars is that a good number?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    would you prefer tech categories? less than 100 dollars?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Less than 50 dollars?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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