Study: Reading eBook eReaders Takes Longer Than Print

Score one for old school. In the increasing rush to turn everything digital, it seems like sometimes the old ways are the best- at least in some ways. A recent study conducted by Jakob Nielson tested the speeds it took to read on an iPad, a Kindle 2, a PC monitor and standard print, and print was the clear reading ebook ereaders takes longer than print

The group tested 24 subjects using a short story from Hemmingway. “We picked Hemingway because his work is pleasant and engaging to read, and yet not so complicated that it would be above the heads of users,” the report said.

The subjects read the stories, then were given a comprehension test. On average, it took each user 17 minutes and 20 seconds to read a story on any of the formats, and the comprehension remained consistent regardless of what it was read on, but the printed book was by far the fastest medium to read on. On average, reading the printed paper was 6.7-percent faster than on an iPad, and 10.7-percent faster than the Kindle 2. The report did not show the PC monitor speeds, just that it was not as fast as print.

When asked, the subjects seemed to be about even on which format they actually liked the best, with a slight edge going to the iPad. On a scale of 1 to 7, the PC Monitor came in last with 3.6 points, printed books came in third with 5.6, the Kindle 2 had 5.7 points, and the iPad had 5.8.

Product Review

Fewer pixels, better camera? The Nikon Z6 shows the beauty of restraint

The Nikon Z6 is the sibling to the new mirrorless Z7 -- but for some photographers, the cheaper Z6 may be the better option. Read where the $2,000 camera beats the $3,400 one (and where it doesn’t) in our Nikon Z6 review.

Should you buy the affordable MacBook Air, or is the MacBook Pro worth the price?

Though they both share Retina Displays and similar keyboards, there are still some specs differences and other changes that differentiate the new 2018 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. In this guide, we stack the two up against each other.

Need to record calls on an iPhone? Check out our handy guide

Are you wondering how to record calls on your iPhone? It isn't as easy as you might think, but we'll walk you through the process of doing so with Google Voice, and identify several other apps and external voice recorders that can help.

Flex your thumbs (and your brain) with these fun texting games

Gaming consoles keep getting more advanced, but you can still have fun with the good old fashioned Latin alphabet. Here are our picks for the best texting games, so you can make the most fun out of that limited data plan or basic cell…

Target’s Black Friday deals for 2018

The mega-retailer opens its doors to the most competitive shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, and signs indicate that the retailer means business this year. We've sifted through all of the deals, from consumer electronics to small…