Apple tries to patent Text-to-Speech
In our regular installment of crazy patent talk… Apple has just filed a patent application titled Multimedia data transfer for a personal communication device. A rather vague title that’s better described deeper into the document:
Recent developments in consumer electronics have included the introduction of portable personal communication devices such as cell phones, personal walkie-talkies, and the like. In some cases, it would be desirable for a user of one of these personal communication devices to be able to transmit to another user having a similar device, multimedia data over a voice channel connecting the two devices. Such a system would be especially helpful for those users having impaired vision where reading a text message, for example, is difficult.
It’s bad enough that people will be karaokeing with their iPhones… But they’ll also be broadcasting their Twitters…
Apple toon via DamnYouBanana