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Nuance Shutting Down Jott Voice-to-Text Service

If you use Jott.com, you might want to jot down May 3 on your calendar. That’s the date on which Nuance is shutting down the voice-to-text service it bought a couple years back. The company has posted details on the shutdown as well as how users can download their data. Jott.com will be free for its final month, and paying customers will get refunds for any unused months.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus