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TECH 24 Jun 2014 | 12:11 PM

Apps bring speed reading into the digital age

Speed reading has been around for more than half a century, but new apps are bringing the technique into the digital age, helping users breeze through books faster.

Technology 14 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Digital materials to be included in reading habit study

b>KUALA LUMPUR:/bA study of the reading habit of Malaysians, which will be conducted in 2015, will take into account the usage of digital reading materials, said National Library (PNM) deputy director-general, Siti Rodziah Othman.

TECH 22 Aug 2018 | 4:00 AM

Teens are spending more time on social media and less time reading, finds new research

New research published by the American Psychological Association has found that the number of teenagers reading is dropping at an alarming rate, as young people shun books, newspapers, and magazines in favour of social media.

TECH 06 Oct 2016 | 10:00 PM

Amazon launches 'unlimited' reading for Prime members

US online giant Amazon launched a new "Prime Reading" program for US members of its subscription programme.

TECH 13 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM

Mobiles gather pace in e-reading race, iBooks pursues Kindle app

Mobile phones are catching up as the e-reading device of choice according to a report from Publishing Technology.

TECH 03 Jun 2015 | 7:30 AM

Wattpad's social reading and writing platform singled out for its success

In her influential annual report on Internet trends, venture capitalist Mary Meeker highlighted the social reading platform Wattpad and its user-generated content as part of an important and rising trend.

TECH 04 Dec 2018 | 4:22 AM

Earn after reading: China news app lures with clickbait and cash

Cai Li, a janitor in Shanghai, developed a serious addiction to news app Qutoutiao, lured by gossipy articles about celebrities and the cash she gets from reading them.

TECH 12 Jun 2018 | 12:30 AM

Wear reading glasses? You might need glasses for the computer too

If you need reading glasses and work in front of a screen, odds are strong that you would benefit from computer glasses.

TECH 15 Jan 2018 | 9:07 AM

Alibaba’s AI outgunned humans in key Stanford reading test

Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test.

TECH 29 May 2013 | 12:19 PM

Do tablets and e-readers inhibit reading comprehension?

While prior research has found that digital devices can prevent readers from absorbing text as well as the printed page, a new study counters that: researchers found that university students did equally well on reading comprehension tests when using both formats.