X-Ray For Movies
When Amazon released the Kindle Touch it also revealed X-Ray as a feature that let readers look at the “bones of a book” by tapping on the text to see background info on characters, historical figures, or topics and other information–with rich data sourced from Wikipedia and elsewhere. Now it’s revealed X-Ray for Movies, which similarly lets watchers peep beneath the skin of a film. When you pause a movie, X-Ray will serve up data like actor biographies, info on the cast, and so on–basically all the stuff that makes us curious while we watch a movie, and which we then go and Google later. This data is sourced from IMDB. It’s also expanding X-Ray for books with a special Textbooks power, aimed at students. When you tap on text in a textbook, X-Ray brings up additional reference data that’ll help with studies.