'NewsCast' is a Handy News-Reading App That Dictates Breaking Stories

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 19, 2015
References: engadget & hypebeast
With technology, life is becoming a lot simpler -- now you don't even have to read the news on your smartphone, thanks to a new a news-reading app called NewsCast.

Microsoft continues to innovate with the 'NewsCast' app that will read the daily news to you. Taking all the new stories that come out every day, the new app strings together a playlist and reads these news stories back to you.

The Bing team is actually the division of Microsoft responsible for the innovation and hopes that the news-reading app makes commutes, workouts and other less-efficient times more productive. Using Bing's text-to-speech functionality, the app takes 30 seconds to summarize each story and keep you updated while you perform all your other daily tasks.