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What is Spritz?

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What is Spritz? 

Have you ever thought you could read 3 times faster than the average person? 

 

Try the app out on this page

 

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Spritz is a new app that uses a system called RSVP (Rapid serial visual presentation) and ORP (Optimal recognition point) to help you read text much quicker than the average way of reading. I am still astounded at to which the speed i can read text with this technology. It takes your eyes a little while to adjust to the stationary way of reading but after that you will be speed reading in no time.

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Don't Mock Speed-Reading Technology its Life-Changing.

Don't Mock Speed-Reading Technology its Life-Changing. | Spritz Speed Reading | Scoop.it
Last week, Spritz, a reading application that displays one word at a time, made a big splash on the Internet, inspiring dozens of blog posts and blowing up on social media. I'm guessing these sites were awed (or amused) by the flashy rhetoric of “reading reimagined,” which likely helped spark...
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Although RSVP has been around a while this added addition, the simple alignment of a red letter, has made a huge impact on the way people read. Technology has no limits at to which parts of life it effects. 

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Reading to Have Read

Reading to Have Read | Spritz Speed Reading | Scoop.it
Spritz doesn't strive to fix speed reading's flaws, but to transcend reading entirely.
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How much do we actually read on-line now anyway? is it reading or are we just channel surfing the text that we see on-line to ingest the points we see fit. We lost our time-honoured way of reading when we moved text onto the screen, why? because it became more efficient. Now we are only moving further only that road to improve efficiency.

I say bring it on  

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More speed reading apps like Spritz for mobile devices

More speed reading apps like Spritz for mobile devices | Spritz Speed Reading | Scoop.it
Whether you are looking to check out how a new phone feature will work, or you're specifically seeking the Spritz reading experience, try out these three apps for your Android device. Read this article by Nicole Cozma on CNET.
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The reinvention of the way we read has already caught on by other app companies to explore the  new discovery. Spritz has kept themselves in the dark of the eye of the public since 2012, so there is a long way to go for the company to push this into an extension of the conventional way of reading. 

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Under the Spritz hood. The Spritz team explain why this actually works

Under the Spritz hood. The Spritz team explain why this actually works | Spritz Speed Reading | Scoop.it

The team at Spritz explain how its done

 

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As this is a new advancement in reading, there is not a lot saying how efficient this if for comprehending and retaining information that you read. You might be able to read at 500wpm but can you commit that to memory just as fast? 

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New Reading Patterns Give Rise to Speed-Reading Apps - Wall Street Journal

New Reading Patterns Give Rise to Speed-Reading Apps - Wall Street Journal | Spritz Speed Reading | Scoop.it
New Reading Patterns Give Rise to Speed-Reading Apps
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New Reading Patterns Give Rise to Speed-Reading Apps.
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 The way we read has changed with the move onto digital mobile devices. Now digital reading is fully established we have quested at improving our efficiency for reading itself. Digital reading saves costs on printing,  distributing and acquisition time,  savings that are all passed onto the user. This has made digital reading become part of everyday life. The culture change has enabled everyday readers to use speed reading technology as part of their daily lives.  

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Spritz's Future on mobile devices

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"The Spritz team has been doing some hacking on its own, if only to show developers what the technology is capable of. In particular, the company has cooked up an unofficial version of Kindle for Google Glass, allowing you to read novels and other materials, in addition to whatever you might encounter on regular websites."

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I think this is where the future of this technology is heading, mobile devices and new upcoming technologies eg. Google Glass. These devices have limited space to display large amounts of text on a screen and Spritz makes reading easy on a small screen. 

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A Quick look at ORP The science behind the technology

A Quick look at ORP The science behind the technology | Spritz Speed Reading | Scoop.it
John F. Kennedy claimed to be able to read 1,200 words per minute — a skill that seems only fathomable for the genetically blessed clan of Camelot. But with the debut of Spritz, a new speed-reading app that premiered at Mobile World Congress this week, the ability to blaze through War and Peace could be closer than you think.  The new reading technology will launch in April as part of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 smartwatch.
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Mobile devices mixed with this technology could be extremely effective at getting a lot of words and text read within a few minutes and limited screen space. With technology moving towards more handheld devices and compacting current technologies to be mobile, why cant the same be said with reading? 

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The 'Brain App' That's Better Than Spritz | TIME

The 'Brain App' That's Better Than Spritz | TIME | Spritz Speed Reading | Scoop.it
There’s a check on reading speed that Spritz can’t do anything about: our ability to comprehend what we’re reading. There is, however, a non-magical way to read (and comprehend) more quickly.
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Anna Murphy Paul a journalist for Time magazine brings some good points in the surface about the effect speed reading is going to have on the conventional way of reading text. In our endeavor to read quickly are we then sacrificing the skill to comprehend normal text? Whats wrong with the current reading app we have.. the brain?   I can even fathom reading a novel on my new Samsung watch but i wouldn't mind getting the emails from work and friends read and out of the way. The same goes for reading a short paragraph on a 27 inch computer screen, i'm able to get the purpose of the paragraph just by scanning the screen. 

All of these points bring to two simple questions, What are we reading? What are we reading on?

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