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Get a high-quality 'Read Aloud' voice in Google Play Books

The standard reading voice in the Google Play Books app sounds like an 80's robot. The high-quality voice sounds more like what we've come to expect from a robot in 2013. Here's how to activate it.

By January 2, 2013


Kindle iOS app enhanced for the blind and visually impaired

Users can now hear many books read aloud and use features like Zoom and AssistiveTouch to more easily see and navigate text.

By May 1, 2013


Intel debuts text reader for the blind

The Intel Reader is a new mobile device designed to read printed text aloud for the blind or those who have a difficult time seeing or reading.

By November 10, 2009


Ex-default for Kindle 2 text-to-speech: Legal?

Company backs down from its original plan to let its new Kindle 2 e-book reader read aloud from any document on the device. Its former plan was ill-considered and arguably illegal.

By March 2, 2009


The best Siri feature you're not using

In an informal survey of iPhone users, a grand total of zero knew about this insanely handy Siri trick -- which, bonus, might save your life.

By July 25, 2014


Microsoft Word files to speak to the blind

Plug-in to enable Microsoft Word 2007 documents to be converted to documents in the Daisy XML format, which can be read aloud by speech synthesizers.

By November 13, 2007


World's first android newscasters unveiled in Japan

The fascination with weird and wonderful robots at the Android: What is a Human? exhibition continues, as Japan unveils the world's first android newscasters.

By June 24, 2014


Crave giveaway: Zcan+ Scanner Mouse, a mouse that scans

This week's freebie, a Design to Innovation mouse with a built-in scanner, lets you scan information and directly import it into searchable, editable files.

By August 22, 2014


Dogs get jealous just like humans, new study shows

For the first time, researchers have examined jealousy in our canine companions. The results will surprise very few.

By July 24, 2014


Google Translate iOS app can now translate your handwriting

The latest version of the app can recognize handwritten text in up to 49 different languages.

By September 20, 2013