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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 Jan. 9, 2012


Crave giveaway: Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12

Stop typing and start talking with this week's prize, speech recognition software for PCs from Nuance Communications.

By Oct. 4, 2013


Why your next 4G phone should have FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE

There are two kinds of 4G -- the FDD-LTE we use in the UK, and TDD-LTE, which is becoming more popular around the world.

By Aug. 2, 2013


The Silicon Valley of 'Betas'

Amazon's second original show drops the audience in the middle of the country's tech hub. Here's what the makers got right (hoodies, they're everywhere) and wrong (physical Bitcoins, not so much).

By Nov. 23, 2013


Doctors struggle with transition, but e-records appear superior

Researchers at Cornell publish a report finding that, under a new electronic record-keeping system, prescription errors dropped from 36 percent to 12 percent in one year.

By May. 26, 2011


Tip: Auto-fill substitute for Safari, Chimera

Tip: Auto-fill substitute for Safari, Chimera

By Jan. 20, 2003


Get ActiveWords Plus for $29.95

Normally $49.95, this insanely useful utility launches programs, opens documents, inserts text, and much more. Cheapskate exclusive!

By Sep. 26, 2012


The troubling lexicon of texting love

While some are blaming technology for an increase in one night stands, perhaps it's simply the brevity with which people communicate by phone that suggests swift progress to sexual congress.

By Feb. 14, 2012


Watch out Leaf, Wheego LiFe EV hits the streets

Wheego announces the first delivery of its freeway legal LiFe electric car.

By Apr. 25, 2011


Latest BMW app reads Twitter, Facebook status out loud

Latest version of BMW's Connected app will help you stay up to date with your Tweeps and Facebook feed.

By Aug. 9, 2011