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Speed-reading technology promises Atlas Shrugged can be read in a day

Counter to the various “slow” movements that have become trendy over the past few years, there’s a new app that boasts it will dramatically speed up ebook reading.

Boston-based tech company Spritz has developed a technology that replaces digital pages with quick-streaming text, thereby eliminating time-consuming “inefficient eye movements.” According to the company’s website, some test subjects were tracked reading 900 words per minute, thanks to a process referred to as “spritzing.” At that pace, the company claims Atlas Shrugged could be read in a day.

For the past two years, Spritz has been quietly licensing the technology via a beta program with “some pretty big players” in the digital-book market. In late February, the company announced an email integration with two models of Samsung smartphones.