Tag: Reading

AIibaba Neural Network Beats Humans In Stanford Reading Test

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

Disney Adds Comics To Its Story Central Reading App

Users can now read comics and graphic novels on Disney Story Central.

Apps/Software February 17, 2017

Immerse Yourself Into The Work Of The Legendary Jack London With The Interactive iLondon App

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 Play Books Makes It Easier To ‘Discover’ New Titles With New Feature

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

Do Bookworms Live Longer? New Study Links Reading More Books To Longer Lifespan

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

Reading On Tablet Before Sleep May Affect Quality Of Your Sleep

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

Mind-Boggling Web Code Offers Just A Glimpse Of What It's Like To Read With Dyslexia

A developer posted a Web-based reading that simulates how people with dyslexia see letters in written text. The JavaScript-generated effect shows letters jumping around, making it harder to concentrate on each word.

Internet March 8, 2016

More Than 90 Percent Of College Students Prefer Reading Paper Books Over E-Books

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

Speed Reading Too Good To Be True, Say Scientists:Learn How To Read Faster

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

Study Seeks Answers On Why Some Children Have Difficulty Reading

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

The 5 Best Free Comic Book Reader Apps

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

Reading To Young Children Strengthens Language-Processing Areas Of The Brain

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

Survey Reveals That Young Adults Read News

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

The Science Of 'Harry Potter': What Happens In The Brain When We Read?

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

Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-Old Dispute

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

This New Font May Actually Help Dyslexic People Read Better: Here's How

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

Say farewell to September with the month's best science fiction

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

Poor in math, reading comprehension? Perhaps, blame the genes

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

Pediatricians: Reading is the best developmental activity for infants

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

Want smart kids? Read to them aloud every day

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 finds its voice and rolls out a new audio feature

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

Is Oyster the Netflix of the online book world? Apparently it is for a lot of reading fans

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

Do your brain a favor by reading a good book

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

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