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2. Automotive Audio Entertainment > 21. Listen to Email, Weblogs, and RSS Feeds...

Listen to Email, Weblogs, and RSS Feeds on the Road

Have your email, blogs, and RSS feeds read to you using computer text-to-speech voice synthesis. It’s safer than reading while driving.

Computers have had primitive speech synthesis capabilities since the early 1980s (you may remember the awkward computer voice of the Speak & Spell), but only recently have computers gotten powerful enough to produce speech that sounds, well, natural. While the alt-rock band Radiohead pioneered the use of speech synthesis in a song on their album OK Computer, this hack shows off some products that you can use to have your email read back to you or keep up with blogs while you’re on the road.

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