An excerpt from an extensive Andy Ihnatko review, highlighting some of the reading-related advances in the new Kindles
The Touch includes a nifty-looking new feature for exploration. “X-Ray” is a view of the book that allows for slightly deeper analysis. Search your copy of “Code Of The Woosters” for “Madeline Bassett” and the Kindle’s X-Ray view will put up a timeline of the story, marking the patches of the story in which the character appears. X-Ray also lets you access supplemental info that Amazon side-loads onto books when you download them to the device. No longer will a mention of a location or a character or a historical event that you barely recognize send you diving towards Google. If Amazon imagines you might need a refresher course on the Boer Wars, there’ll be a couple of paragraphs lurking in the data somewhere, to help you out even if you’re not near an Internet connection with content harvested from Amazon subsidiary Shelfari.com.