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Old 02-20-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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TOM CRUISE - the Kindle 2 voice?

Could it be true? Not that it really matters, but someone claims that Amazon hired Tom Cruise as the voice for the Kindle 2's controversial text-to-speech feature.

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Tom seems to have been developed by Nuance Technology, and if you hit the read link, you can hear comparisons of the actual Tom, and the Kindle 2 voice, then form your own opinion -- have we found him out, or is he still shrouded behind a thick curtain of mystery?
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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You really think this guy needs the money desperate to do TTS voice over recording?

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Old 02-20-2009, 04:47 PM   #3
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That would be beyond creepy.
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:48 PM   #4
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You really think this guy needs the money desperate to do TTS voice over recording?

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I heard his last movies kinda sucked... maybe he needs money?
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:56 PM   #5
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I heard his last movies kinda sucked... maybe he needs money?
Yea... poor guy. At $60 million per film he has probably burned through all the money he has made on his last 4 or 5 films already.

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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If it really was Tom Cruise, that would be a good reason to cancel all orders for the K2 and demand brand new K1s.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:12 PM   #7
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If it really was Tom Cruise, that would be a good reason to cancel all orders for the K2 and demand brand new K1s.
I believe engadget used his picture in reference to the voice/software/technology being called Tom. Not that it is actually his voice or that he has any affiliation with it.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:17 PM   #8
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Not that it is actually his voice or that he has any affiliation with it.
This is what someone is claiming... that the "Tom" voice is actually very much alike to the real Tom's voice...
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:21 PM   #9
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Tom Cruise can read?
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:22 PM   #10
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Tom Cruise can read?
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Tom Cruise can read?
Yes, an apparently is partial to L. Ron Hubbard.

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:25 PM   #12
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Tom Cruise can read?

The aliens read for him. They enter his body and use his voice box to do the reading.

Aliens are the reason that Tom had a tantrum when that guy shot him with a squirt gun. As everyone knows, the aliens are severly allergic to water, and the host body (Tom) being shot with the squirt gun put them in serious jeapordy for thier lives.
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Yes, an apparently is partial to L. Ron Hubbard.

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Old 02-20-2009, 06:30 PM   #14
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Conspiracy? What conspiracy? It's a well-known fact that Scientology has infiltrated our Kindles and is now brainwashing us through flickering E Ink screens.
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