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Handy Twitter abbreviations

Hanging out on Twitter can be pretty fun, but there are a lot of abbreviations to get your head around.

By May 2, 2012

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How to get quick definitions for acronyms and abbreviations

It happens to the best of us. We run into a string of all-caps that must mean something, but isn't explained in context. If you're lucky, a quick search can come up with possibilities, but Chrome and Firefox users have access to Abbrex, a nifty extension that provides pop-up definitions quickly and easily.

By January 9, 2012

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Tech Minute: Tips for using Auto Text on iPhones, Androids

In our culture of constant texting and instant messaging, we've all gotten used to certain acronyms and abbreviations. Just about everyone knows LOL and OMG. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reveals a couple of tricks to creating your own shortcuts to make texting and e-mailing on your smartphone even easier.

May 10, 2012

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It's the acronym from hell contest

I've come across a lot of abbreviations and acronyms in this industry, but the NVMHCIWG takes the cake.

By December 3, 2007

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'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.

By August 17, 2014

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The 404 348: Where we need a doctor's opinion

On today's show, find out ways that kids now are using abbreviations in text messages to hide things from their parents. Apparently, "RU/18" is something that kids these days are getting on their cell phones. Also, Pfizer is giving away free three-month supplies of Viagra and Lipitor because of the recession, but only if you were on the drugs before you got laid off. We hope Justin isn't itching to get fired for this deal.

By May 26, 2009

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Woman hospitalized with 'Twitter psychosis'

A woman was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after saying she believed that a famous actor was sending her coded messages via Twitter, according to a published research paper.

By August 7, 2014

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Get a terabyte of cloud storage for $24.99

MediaFire raises the stakes by offering boatloads of Dropbox-style storage for cheap.

By August 5, 2014

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Twitter tests Bing translation on Android

As Twitter spreads globally, it makes sense to be able to break down language barriers. But machine translation is hard -- especially in the abbreviated lingo of a tweet.

By May 29, 2014

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Twitter brings Bing translation to iOS, expands use on Web

Seeing the World Cup as a chance to lower language barriers, the social site enables translation in its iPhone and iPad app, and Twitter.com timeline. It's a win for Bing.

By June 13, 2014