A neural network run by an artificial intelligence answered a 100,000-question reading test and scored better than its human competitor. This milestone shows that machines can soon recreate natural human language.
Robotics January 16, 2018
Users can now read comics and graphic novels on Disney Story Central.
Apps/Software February 17, 2017
Spanish startup iClassics released its latest iLondon collection,which celebrates author Jack London’s work with interactive elements and original soundtracks.
Apps/Software September 29, 2016
Google has announced the launch of a new 'Discover' feature for Google Play Books. Discover makes it easier to see personalized recommendations and find the most buzzed-about book the user should read next.
Google September 19, 2016
Can reading books contribute to a longer lifespan? A new study by Yale University has discovered a link between book reading and increased longevity. More books may equate to a two-year increase in lifespan, researchers say.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 8, 2016
A Norwegian study said that people who read from an iPad 30 minutes before bedtime felt less sleepy and had altered electrical function in the brain during slumber, compared to those who read from a book. How else can iPad use before bedtime affect users?
Life March 14, 2016
Internet March 8, 2016
A four-year survey found that 92 percent of university student still choose reading on paper instead of screen. E-books are definitely much cheaper, which is the main reason why most students get the digital copies instead of the traditional paper versions.
Arts & Culture February 5, 2016
Researchers cast doubt on claims made by many speed reading programs. Reading fast and having full comprehension of the text do not always go hand in hand.
Life January 18, 2016
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a way to identify potential learning disabilities in children. The method measures the ability of children to decipher sounds amid background noises.
Life July 15, 2015
Now that digital comics have gone mainstream, there's no shortage of programs and apps to read them on. But which comic book readers are the best? We take a look at the top five.
Feature April 30, 2015
Scientists used MRI scans to study the effect that reading to young children has on the brain. They observed activity in brain areas involved in both reading and verbal skills.
Life April 27, 2015
Thanks to social networks, millennials are consuming the news in a new way. A new poll shows softer news often comes through social networking sites, while they actively seek out more information on certain topics.
Society March 16, 2015
In a new study, a group scientists gave volunteers a chapter of 'Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone' to scan various regions of the brain for what happens there when reading.
Geek December 1, 2014
Brain structure involved in visual processing, discovered in the 19th century but then ignored, gets a "rediscovery." Pathway at the back of our brains may be crucial for skills such as reading, researchers say.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2014
A dyslexic designer created a font that could make reading easier for people who have Dyslexia. Studies indicate that the "Dyslexie" allows a dyslexic child to commit fewer reading errors.
Life November 13, 2014
Tech Times' picks for the best science fiction books of September. From vampires to intergalactic smugglers, deadly viruses and, surprisingly, utopian societies, September's pick of sci-fi is not to be missed.
Feature October 1, 2014
It’s possible! People good with numbers are also good with words, as discovered by a team of scientists who looked into genetic influences. Here’s what they further discovered.
Life July 20, 2014
Pediatrics group urges parents to start reading to children as soon as they are born as it stimulates brain development. It can also strengthen the bond between parent and child, says the group.
Life June 25, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics' new policy urges parents to read to their children aloud daily from infancy. The recommendation is an effort by the pediatricians' group to promote early literacy education and reduce academic disparities between children from poor and affluent families.
Life June 24, 2014
Amazon Kindle aims to integrate audio with e-books to deliver a better 'reading' experience. The move aims to give users more flexibility in getting through a book.
Apps/Software June 10, 2014
Online book service hits 500K inventory mark as e-reading as a hobby is getting more fans. While e-reader devices are still mainstay product smartphones are catching up quick.
Internet May 9, 2014
A new study shows that reading a book improves brain connectivity in the hub that influences the sense of touch, scientifically proving how books change us.
Life January 7, 2014