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  • Apple Patents Explore Echolocation, Text-To-Speech Voice With Adaptive Personalities

    Apple Patents Explore Echolocation, Text-To-Speech Voice With Adaptive Personalities

    Apple’s looking into some intriguing things in a couple of new patent applications spotted oday, including sonar-style echolocation for passive proximity detection, and a text-to-speech engine that takes contextual cues about what it’s reading and adds personality to the computer-generated voices it employs. Both of these could result in big changes in the daily use of mobile devices. Read More

  • Random House shuts down Kindle text-to-speech for their titles


    And so it begins: Random House has switched off Kindle Text-to-speech by default, angering educators and advocates for the blind in the process. Forty titles have been shut down including books by Stephen King and Toni Morrison. Interestingly, Random House can start this process even after you’ve purchased the book on the Kindle, essentially shutting off functionality on products… Read More