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Show HN: Listen to HN on the go in a radio format (hackerwave.com)
38 points by saucow 11 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

This is terrific! I listened to it for about a half hour last night, and it was far more useful than I thought! One of the articles I had read earlier in the day, and your parser did a great job of using different voices for different people quoted in the article, which made the article flow in a way that's pretty close to real speech.

One of the articles, however, seemed to switch from voice to voice for no discerning reason. It might have been a medium article, where authors are more likely to stylize the text with bold, underline, italics, etc. That made it a bit confusing and difficult to follow.

For me, listening to any spoken word requires a little mental effort. For example, listening to an NPR podcast takes about 10%. Your app maybe took 20%. That's within a margin that, if you're able to smooth out your speech algorithms and tune the voice-choice algorithm, I could imagine this being as easy to listen to as a podcast.

So, on the whole, the voice-choice algorithm needs a little work, but other than that, I really like this!

Wow, thank you for creating this. I hope in the future the Android version will be available.

Wow, that's exactly what I was searching for two weeks ago. Android version would be nice too.

Once we achieve This American Life style producing, we're golden.

stuff like this is pretty rad.

Always wanting to convert articles instantaneously into podcasts because they make a commute easier.

Curious about copyright but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And how would it pronounce ¯\_(ツ)_/¯?

macron backslash low line left parenthesis tsu right parenthesis low line slash macron

wow even though I know katakana, I never put it together that the shruggie used tsu. I'm gonna start using the shi version ¯\_(シ)_/¯

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