A device that adds hyperlinks to paper text

Why not just read online?

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If this isn't an argument to ditch paper and read exclusively online, we don't know what is. The Korean-made "Dixau" is a gadget that scans text and then displays it on a computer screen, adding supplemental information provided by Google searches, Wikipedia references, and any dictionary of choice. But if the only reason for using it is to get the definition of unfamiliar words, this is a depressing example of both laziness and illiteracy. It's not clear if the device works in English or other languages, according to Dvice, but it would make more sense if they included a built-in translator anyway.

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