Lifehack lets busy workers tune out of conference calls

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It can be hard to pay attention in a conference call, especially for employees with other work to be getting on with. Now, Josh Newlan, an employee of Splunk has created a genius lifehack, named Say What?, which enables the listener to zone out of the call and receive a ping on hipchat anytime their name is mentioned, so they can jump back on. The program, which Newlan has shared on Github, uses IBM's speech-to-text Watston API to convert audio to text in real-time. To begin, the employee begins the conference call as normal and runs Say What? Then, as…

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