Guide lets you select from various avatars, including kittens, puppy dogs, and androids.

There are already apps that can read aloud friends' social media status updates and blog posts. Now, a new app called Guide is also able to present online articles similar to daytime TV news. Users can personalize the channel by selecting what kind of stories they're interested in, and also pick from various digital anchors.

The app is available for Apple and Android tablets and there are over 20 different avatars to chose from. You can have your news read by a British anchor, an android, or even a puppy or kitten. Guide can automatically pull articles from websites you would like, and it can also integrate links from Facebook and Twitter.

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