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Could Spritz boost your reading speed?

14 March 2014 Last updated at 17:13 GMT

A new reading system known as Spritz has been developed to enable faster reading on devices with smaller screens.

The developers of the app say reading time is mostly spent moving your eyes from one word to the next, but Spritz displays the most important part of each word in exactly the same place on the screen, keeping your eyes in the same place.

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly finds out more and puts the system to the test by challenging Dr Catherine Brown, Convenor and Senior Lecturer in English at New College of the Humanities, London to a speed reading competition.

Watch more clips on the Click website. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on BBC iPlayer.

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