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vocabulary

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Learn college-level vocabulary words by texting with friends

Feeling insufficiently erudite? Get ready to enroll in Words U, a messaging app that aims to improve your word power.

By March 12, 2015

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'Thing Explainer': Fun if you enjoy puzzles, annoying if you just want to learn

Cartoonist and author Randall Munroe's latest book details science and technology with only a 1,000-word vocabulary. That limits its appeal, but the book is fun for those who already know the basics.

By December 1, 2015

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XKCD cartoonist's new book: 'Thing Explainer'

Like his "Up Goer Five" explanation of Saturn V rockets, Randall Munroe's next book marries a highly constrained vocabulary with detailed diagrams to explain everything from planes to plate tectonics.

By May 13, 2015

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The 404 Throwback: A classic is born

Today's throwback features the creation of what's now a piece of cult 404 vocabulary. (Original air date: 3/24/09)

By September 17, 2014

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Cyborg moths to the rescue!

Scientists are developing a method of controlling the flight muscles of moths wirelessly, instantly introducing a new term to the vocabulary of technophobes: the mothpocalypse.

By August 22, 2014

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T-Mobile CEO: Fiery words on Amazon's Fire Phone and more

He's underwhelmed by the Amazon phone, but T-Mobile's John Legere tells CNET his customers should eventually get a chance to buy it. Oh, and about that "rated R vocabulary."

By June 20, 2014

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Square's Jack Dorsey reconsiders the term 'user'

In a blog post, the Twitter co-founder hashes out his beef with the tech vernacular -- most specifically the word "user" -- and rules that Square remove the term from its vocabulary.

By October 17, 2012

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App of the Day: Babbel

Ever wanted to learn a language? Babbel puts the vocabulary in your pocket.

By April 29, 2012

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Improve your vocabulary and flick-bowl: iPhone apps of the week

This week's apps include an educational tool to improve your vocabulary and the sequel to a popular touch-screen bowling game.

By March 26, 2010

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&$@#! Periodic table of swearing cusses you out

Expand your curse word vocabulary with the $78,500 Interactive Periodic Table of Swearing. The one-off creation is covered in push buttons that trigger expletives from a refined British voice.

By January 26, 2012