Amazon, please unmute the Kindle Paperwhite: No need for the workaround shown in this video, when TTS chips cost next to nothing!

At first glance, the MIT-designed FingerReader shown in this video looks intriguing for people with print-related challenges. But major catches exist, beyond the robotic voice. Using the little text to speech reader is slow going, as you’ll notice if you play the video below. If nothing else, why must even experimenters feel compelled to try the ...

StorEbook Reader Promises Better Spoken Word Narration (video)

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AT&T might not be quite the monolithic Ma Bell of old but they do still have extensive research labs, and one project they're working on promises to replace the monotonous narration of children's ebooks with voices that are more distinct and entertaining. AT&T held an AT&T Foundry event earlier today, and StorEbook was one of the ...