The Droid

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Listen to your favorite news with The Droid!

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This application allows you to listen to the news from any web site using RSS Feeds.
It will soon become your favourite newsreader!

Minimum Requirements:

  • Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 (Download)
  • Internet connection
  • 2 GHz processor
  • 1 GB of free memory
  • Windows operating system (for now)

This application uses the open source speech synthesizer Mary. Among other functions, you can set the speed of the voice and its frequency parameters. To learn more, please visit the web site or read this article.

The Droid is free software: this means you can download it, use it and share it. To know your rights and duties and to download this application, you must read the Licence (GNU GPL).

Download: The Droid v0.3 – Multilingual – 1.33 GB
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Download: The Droid v0.3 - English (US) – 21.2 MB
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Download: The Droid v0.3 - English (UK) – 642 MB
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Download: The Droid v0.3 - German – 712 MB
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Download: The Droid v0.3 - Italian – 14.5 MB
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For detailed instructions, read The Droid Manual.
Still having problems? Look at The Droid Frequently Asked Questions.

List of available voices:

  • Obadiah, English Male
  • Prudence, English Female
  • Spike, English Male
  • Poppy, English Female
  • Pavoque, German Male
  • Bits3, German Male
  • Obadiah Hsmm, English Male
  • Prudence Hsmm, English Female
  • Spike Hsmm, English Male
  • Poppy Hsmm, English Female
  • Cmu-Slt Hsmm, American English Female
  • Cmu-Rms Hsmm, American English Male
  • Cmu-Bdl Hsmm, American English Male
  • Pavoque Hsmm, German Male
  • Bits3 Hsmm, German Male
  • Bits1 Hsmm, German Female
  • Lucia Hsmm, Italian Female