NextUp.com Releases NewsAloud 1.0
Useful software for the blind or lazy readers like me. NextUp.com (makers of TextAloud) has released version 1.0 of its NewsAloud software that is designed to automatically retrieve news stories from a variety of news sites such as Yahoo News and Reuters, as well as from any RSS Feed.
It uses Voice Synthesis (Text To Speech or TTS) to read these news stories aloud on a PC. NewsAloud’s automatic audio file creation can also keep the 100 most recent stories available as MP3 or Windows Media files ready for playback on your iPod, PocketPC, or even on your TV with Tivo’s Home Media Option.
A provider of TTS software, NextUp develops applications that are designed to make the PC an information audio center. Optional premium voices are offered for a range of available speech including US, British, and Indian accent English as well as Spanish, German, and French voices. Reported by EContentMag.