PTE听力口语练习素材:科学60秒-Amazon X-Ray

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Amazon X-Ray Aims to End Unidentified Actor Angst

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60秒科学节目(SSS)是科学美国人网站的一套广播栏目,英文名称:Scientific American – 60 Second Science,节目内容以科学报道为主,节目仅一分钟的时间,主要对当今的科学技术新发展作以简明、通俗的介绍,对于科学的发展如何影响人们的生活环境、健康状况及科学技术,提供了大量简明易懂的阐释。

You’re watching something when what’s-his-name comes onto the screen. That guy…who was in that thing. Why do you know that actor? The obsession doesn’t end until you find the answer in your brain or on the Internet Movie Database app, IMDB.

But now Amazon wants to move those vital actor names from the tip of your tongue to the tip of your finger. In September, Amazon introduced X-Ray, a feature that people buying or renting movies through the site can use to instantly identify performers.

Just tap the screen as certain movies or TV shows play on your Kindle Fire tablet or Nintendo Wii U gaming device, and X-Ray gives you popup bios for all visible actors.

The info comes from IMDB, which Amazon bought in 1998. Viewers especially tormented when trying to identify voices of characters in animated films will appreciate IMDb’s catalogue of more than 5 million performers.

Amazon’s goal with X-ray is to edge out competitors Neflix, Hulu and Apple when it comes to streaming entertainment. Now we just need more 4G networks so we can actually watch all this stuff.

—Larry Greenemeier

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