May 8, 2009
Posted: 10:06 AM ET
The New York Times has a tech story today that's too interesting not to share.
The paper says that the new, larger Amazon Kindle - which has been talked up as a savior for books and newspapers - has "a ways to go" when it comes to pronouncing some newsworthy words.
Chief among them: Barack and Obama.
From what the paper says, the Kindle gives the president's name a sort of hard-vowel, Midwestern flair:
This CNN story has more on how the voice technology works, and points out that a debate over rights for audiobooks has sprung up with the technology:
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