Archive for the ‘Reading’ Category

Captioning Telephone

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

This  Captioning Telephone allows you to “see” the phone calls you cannot hear. It comes with a large display screen and has free voice-to-caption service to produce the text for the captions. No special equipment is required to make it work*, though a high speed Internet connection is required. One good feature is the ...

Readability plugins for your browser

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

If you don't use Safari and it's built-in "Reader" functionality these web browser plugins could be just the ticket. Readability Redux extension for Chrome Readability addon for Firefox "Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the cluter around what you're reading."

Transcribe Podcasts

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Back in October 2005, in a post titled "RSS to Lyrics" I asked the question "how does someone who cannot hear ‘listen’ to a podcast?" To save you going there, here's the quoted paragraph: Anyway, how does someone who cannot hear ‘listen’ to a podcast? How does audio get translated ...

Retro LED Watch

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Take me back to the 70s! This cool looking retro watch caught my attention the other day. It's a watch with the old LEDs for the numbers that would give anyone old enough to remember the first calculators a warm glow inside them - c'mon, admit it! The thought I had ...

RSS to lyrics

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

I've been sitting on this post for a while. I spotted this article on converting a RSS feed into a Lyrics file and thought there's something in this but din't really know what. Surely the idea that RSS can be read on a portable device, especially some low-cost mp3 player ...

Horizontal Reading

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Following on from a previous post titled horizontal computing on my previous blog, here’s a spin on a reading in bed device. While this article from popgadget talks about the device called the Rainbow book stand from the perspective of being a help for aching muscles from copious reading in bed ...