Being able to both remember, and comprehend what we are reading is incredibly important in our day to day lives. Most experts say that that the best way to actually understand and recall what it is we have read is to practice something called active reading. One new tech has come up with a way to do this on eReaders and the like.
While touchscreen devices such as the Nook Touch or the Kobo eReader Touch have made it easier to scroll through books and magazines with the mere swipe of a finger, but the bottom line is that there are very few applications and devices that will allow you to actually practice active reading.
Active reading is the practice of circling or highlighting reading as you go along in order to better commit the words that you are reading to memory. With a new technology known as LiquidText, users will be able to do many things with their fingers on a touchscreen device that they are able to do with highlighters and pens on a normal book. Of course there will also be things you can do with LiquidText that you won’t ever be able to do using regular books, unless you want to make a real mess of them. The best part about this new technology is apparently the ability to actually move different sections of the text around, meaning that you can pull what you feel is a particularly important paragraph out of the text to be set aside or grouped with other paragraphs you feel you need to pay special attention to.
Of course you can also do basic things like circling sections of text you want to make sure and come back to and you will also be able to zoom in on different areas of the text in order to better read them. LiquidText will also allow users to “dogear” specific sections of a text, making it easier to flip back and forth between pages when going through a text book and also be able to return to different sections of a text easily. This particular invention could especially come in handy when dealing with college courses so it makes sense that researchers at Georgia Tech are the ones to thank for its creation.