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The much-touted and extremely controversial story of the text-to-speech function of Amazon's Kindle 2 could fill a very large e-book. The tale continues to get longer still, as at least one major publisher -- Random House -- has thrown the dreaded \"kill switch\" on about 40 of its titles, including

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May 14, 2009 at 9:46PM
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The controversy surrounding the Kindle 2's text to speech functionality continues unabated, and as we delve further into the legal back 'n forth between Amazon and the Authors Guild, we wonder if we haven't discovered the true identity of \"Tom.\" According to David Pogue, the New York Times journali

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We're not sure his tone or rhetoric are the most convincing, but Authors Guild president Roy Blount Jr. has a little op-ed in the New York Times today attempting to explain his organization's objection to the Kindle 2's text-to-speech features. If you read our little Know Your Rights piece, you alr

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The controversial text to speech feature of the Kindle 2 has also been one of its most touted. Well, a dedicated investigator over on the KindleBoards has unearthed the purported true identity of that buttery smooth Kindle 2 voice: and he's called \"Tom.\" Tom seems to have been developed by Nuanc

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Look, we fully understand that you're probably not ready to drop fresh coinage to upgrade your one-year young c510 or c530 navigation device, but why not treat it to a svelte hack that will have it acting like the new kids on the block? Yep, your aging Garmin can now sport the same text-to-speech c

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