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linguistics

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How did our linguistic ancestors talk? Listen in

Did the lost common language Proto-Indo-European sound like this? Listen to a linguist's reconstructed fables about sheep, horses, and a king.

By Sep. 30, 2013

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Texting makes you a linguistic Soup Nazi, study says

A study suggests that those who text more are less accepting of new words and more rigid about existing ones. It is unclear whether these new words include LOL and LMAO

By Feb. 22, 2012

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Gene Simmons and his cunning linguistics

The KISS musician, actor, and businessman drops by BOL to talk about his latest venture--a product that instantly translates what you type into another language. He calls it a "magic wand." He's kind of right.

By Dec. 8, 2011

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Microsoft taps linguist in 'App Store' trademark spat

Microsoft has once again moved to get Apple's trademark for "App Store" thrown out, this time tapping a linguistic expert to take aim at Apple's arguments.

By Mar. 29, 2011

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Microsoft's new voice control not due in Australia until 2015

Some of the more unique selling points of the Windows Phone 8.1 update won't be making their way to Australia until next year.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Language barrier? Free NASA guide delves into talk with aliens

Astronomers have long searched for life on other planets. But what happens when we find it? This e-book lays the groundwork.

By May. 28, 2014

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Mysterious writing in rare 16th-century Homer identified

The mysterious marginalia found in a 16th-century edition of Homer's Odyssey has been identified by a digital humanities student from the Archivio di Stato di Milano in Italy.

By May. 6, 2014

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Woman: In-flight entertainment system called me 'idiot'

Air India is investigating an incident in which a passenger claims that when she switched on the in-flight entertainment, the screen read: "Lie low... Sit down you idiot!"

By Sep. 2, 2013

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Why 'outdated' Turing test is no longer the gold standard of AI

A chatbot pretending to be a 13-year-old boy recently passed the famous artificial intelligence test, its creators claim. But does Turing's test really tell us anything about AI?

By Jun. 10, 2014

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Samsung expands smart TV content and functionality

Samsung's new range of smart TVs will have EPG, improved voice and gesture control and "a minimum of 90 per cent" of the world's sporting events.

By Apr. 17, 2013