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A few weeks ago I was commiserating about the fact that, being somewhat of a news junkie, I'm subscribed to some RSS feeds, and I'll just read headlines as the feeds refresh themselves, and delete anything that isn't of interest, and keep everything else I intend to read later, as I don't always have time to go through articles "now". And then, the problem is that I was approaching 1000 items in the backlog, going back almost a full year...

Well, it turns out I've "discovered" this feature in Edge (I'm sure it's there in other browsers) that will read the content of web pages aloud--probably some sort of accessibility feature. I know it had been there for a very, very long time, but hadn't looked at it in years.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that text-to-speech nowadays doesn't sound nearly as robotic and monotonous as it did years gone by, so over the last few weeks I just had it go over my backlog and read articles aloud for me, one-by-one, as I'm actually busy doing other stuff. "Reading" in the traditional sense otherwise means monopolizing my time as I have to focus on a page, and can't do anything else...but this being played in the background frees me up, and it's been working out very well as far as I'm concerned...so much so that I will have caught up with the entire 1000+ articles I started at not too long ago, and moving forward, I can absolutely see this taking just a few minutes each week to catch up with new items that have come out that week and I haven't yet deleted.

Give it a go if you haven't and find yourself in this sort of situation. In Edge, the shortcut is Ctrl-Shift-U, otherwise use the ... menu, and Read Aloud in the dropdown.

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