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The Best Anime And Manga For Beginners

Japanese animation can feel like an impenetrable fortress of obscure slang, iconography and inside jokes. After 16 years of fandom, I’m quite comfortable with it. But what about curious outsiders who don’t care to memorise, say, the differences between each and every Sailor Moon adaptation? This guide is designed to help intrigued westerners dip their toes into anime and manga.


Pocket Now Recommends Articles For You Based On The Ones You've Saved

Pocket is one of our favourite services for saving articles to read later. Today, the service has introduced a Recommended section with content customised to your saving and reading habits.


Twinword Finder For Chrome Instantly Scans Web Pages For Key Information

When you’re scanning a web page for information, a quick CTRL+F search can help you find specific words faster. The Twinword Finder for Chrome, however, takes that word scanning to the next level by also searching for related terms and only highlighting sections that are pertinent to your search.


Maintain Your Productivity Flow By Reading During Your Breaks

You probably already know that taking breaks is essential to staying productive. But what should you actually do with those breaks? Diving into a good book can help keep your brain stimulated, while giving you a chance to step back from your work.


Find Out How Long It Will Take You To Read Almost Any Book

Maybe you’re planning your reading material for a flight, or maybe you just want an idea of how long it will take to get through your reading list. Whatever the scenario, How Long to Read This tells you how long it takes to read any book.


PocketRocket Emails You A Pocket Article A Day

If you’re using the bookmarking service Pocket, you probably have heaps of articles archived that you plan on reading later. PocketRocket helps you whittle down those archives by sending a random article to your email every day then archiving it.


Pocket On iOS Finally Lets You Listen To Articles With Text-To-Speech

Pocket is one of our favourite services for saving articles to read later, but the iOS app was missing a killer feature Android users have had for a while: text-to-speech. That has changed with an update for the Pocket app on iPhones and iPads.


Download Over 240 Free Technical Ebooks From Microsoft

Microsoft’s MSDN blog is again offering a big batch of free technical ebooks, and this one is the largest collection to date. This collection includes some of last year’s favourites, as well as additional tiles, such as Windows 10 for IT Professionals.


Ensure Your Kids Never Miss Another Bedtime Story With This DIY Recorder

When you’re a kid, there’s nothing like a good bedtime story from someone you love. This custom recorder can attach to any children’s book and let your little one listen to you read it to them even when you’re not there.


Read A Book Faster By Listening To The Audiobook At The Same Time

There’s a lot of benefit to reading regularly, but it can take a while to get through a book. To speed up the process, try listening to an audiobook simultaneously, at twice the speed.


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