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Tracy Morgan Disses Former SNLers in New Book

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Rivalries,

Tracy Morgan's I Am the New Black cover

This Thursday’s return of 30 Rock isn’t the only thing fans should be looking forward to. Next week’s release of the comedian’s new book, I Am the New Black, promises to give us more backstage group than the fictional NBC program could provide.

In the autobiography, Morgan talks about his years on Saturday Night Live and is more than candid about those he liked and disliked. Part of what can be heard on an audio recording of the book is apparently an ad-libbed version of what is on the page. Either way, you might not think about former late-night players Cheri Oteri and Chris Kattan the same way again.

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Authors Guild Concerned With Kindle 2 Read-to-Me

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech,

Kindle 2Amazon has run some opposition with its ‘s text-to-speech function. The Authors Guild claims that Read-to-Me may violate authors’ rights. Executive director Paul Aiken said, “They don’t have the right to read a book out loud. That’s an audio right, which is derivative under copyright law.”

The Guild is worried that audio book sales will be compromised by the feature, but we all know that hearing an electronic voice isn’t even close to that of the author or other human reader. We don’t think they really have to worry at this point, do you?

You can pick up a Kindle 2 at Amazon now.

Read More | Real Tech News

SanDisk Sansa Clip 8GB

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Music, Portable Audio / Video,

Sansa ClipThe iPod shuffle and Creative ZEN Stone will be facing some competition from SanDisk’s latest Sansa Clip which moves up from 1, 2 and 4 GB to 8GB. Like its forerunners, the player supports MP3, WMA and WAV files as well as audio books and DRM-encrypted tracks. It also has a built-in mic and FM tuner with auto-tune and station presets. The Clip should be available on Sansa’s site this week or next and other retailers for about $99.99.

Read More | Slash Gear

Readius Is Diminutive

ReadiusAnother reader has arrived to compete with the Kindle. The Dutch company Polymer Vision spun off from Philips and has been working for 2 years on its Readius which will hit stores sometime this year. The device is about the size of 2 credit cards, weighs about as much as a cell phone, and folds up when not in use. With its 5-inch display, you can read news, blogs, audio books, view podcasts, and catch up on your e-mail. The Readius can also make phone calls and connect online with cellphone networks, has a super-battery life, and should cost about the same as a high-end cell phone. The company also has plans to add a keypad in the future.

Read More | USA Today

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