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Readism Adds Reading Time Estimates To Every Web Article

Chrome: Sometimes, gauging whether or not you want to read an article is just about how much time you have at a given moment. Readism is a simple little extension that adds average read times to articles so you can make that choice quickly.


17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.


Amazon's New Kindle Oasis Is $449 Worth Of Luxury Ereader

Amazon has announced a brand new addition to the Kindle lineup. The Oasis is by far the most expensive Kindle around, but it also aims to be the nicest.


Your Cheat Sheet To The (Fictional) Women Of DC Comics [Infographic]

Last week, Batman V Superman swooped into movie theatres around the globe to decidedly mixed reviews. While the titular pugilists have starred in more than 20 movies between them, it’s the first time that Wonder Woman — AKA Diana Prince — has ever appeared on the silver screen. She’ll soon be joined by other female superheroes and villains from the DC Comics pantheon, starting with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. If this is all Greek to you (ahem), the following cheat sheet will help you get acquainted with Wonder Woman and her super-powered peers.


The Best Books Of The 21st Century [Infographic]

While the 21st Century is a scant 16 years old this year, it’s already thrown up a number of interesting, moving and undeniably unique works of literature (and also Twilight). This infographic shortlists the best of the best and will help you to choose which book to read next based on your personal preferences.


Serial Reader For iOS Dishes Out Short Snippets Of Classic Fiction Daily

iOS: Finding time to read is hard, but if you fancy yourself a fan of classic literature, from the likes of Jane Austen, Jules Verne, or Charles Dickens, then Serial Reader’s a clever app that allows you to essentially subscribe to classic books in a serial format that’s sent to you daily.


Here Are All The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Coming Out This Month

This is a crazy month for science fiction and fantasy books. There’s a new Robert J. Sawyer mind-bender, and Catherynne M. Valente’s last fairyland book. Plus alternate histories, fairytales, magical realism, and tons more. These are all the most unmissable science fiction books in March.


Pocket Will Soon Roll Out Sponsored Content To Non-Premium Users

Pocket, one of our favourite “read later” apps, has long been free to use without any ads. Starting soon, however, sponsored content will be showing up among your posts unless you’re a premium user.


Five Steps That Make It Easier To Skim Through Non-Fiction Books

Whether you’re reading a non-fiction book for school or for fun, it’s pretty common to want to breeze through them quickly. Non-fiction book aren’t typically structured like fiction books, and as the Harvard Business Review points out, they’re much easier to skim if you want to. Here’s how HBR suggests you do it.


You Don't Always Have To Be Up To Date On Everything

According to local news reports, an area man stopped checking Twitter for a few minutes yesterday and promptly died because he wasn’t up to date on the haps. Except that didn’t happen. It never happens. So don’t worry like it does.


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