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YouTube now lets you create animated videos, no camera necessary

YouTube.com/create is a page dedicated to letting you easily create videos for YouTube, without ever touching a camera. The page starts out as a collection of links to Xtranormal, Stupeflix, and GoAnimate, three services focused on letting you build videos using animated avatars and custom speech. Basically, you choose your avatars, and then write their lines. A text-to-speech engine will...

This text-to-speech Firefox add-on works well but the bookmarklet version is even better!

Surprisingly, I don't think we've covered text-to-speech here on Download Squad before -- at least not in the browser! Perhaps that's because it's a bit chicken-and-egg: for a blind person to find out about a text-to-speech add-on, he would need the add-on. Damn paradoxes. Anyway, I had a play with two solutions today, both based on vozMe's text-to-speech API. The first is a Firefox add-on...

Amazon agrees to cripple Kindle 2

In a victory for neo-Luddites the Author's Guild, Amazon has announced its intention to disable the speech to text function its new Kindle 2 ebook reader. Amazon announced its intention to selectively disable the device following criticism from the Author's Guild President Roy Blount Jnr. that the Kindle 2 would undermine the billion dollar a year audiobook market. In a statement released to the...

My Talker 1.2: Kid-friendly type-and-talk app

My Talker 1.2 is easily the simplest type and talk application available for download. When you first get started you are presented with a large text box and a talk button. That's pretty much it. No formating tools, no option menus, nothing. The one thing you can do is select from three animated characters who will, in a very fun manner, speak what you type. The three choices are: a genie, a...

RSS RSS Text to Speech

As part of the app-a-day experiment, the Software Jedi has released a program called RSS Text to Speech. At first I though this program would be incredibly annoying, and in fact it very well can be, but there are certainly some use cases that make sense. The idea here is that you put in a few RSS feeds for things that you want to stay on top of. RSS Text to Speech then polls the feeds you've...