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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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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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Microsoft is first to let you flip the middle finger emoji

Technically Incorrect: One glorious part of the upcoming Windows 10 is the middle finger emoji, something that has been missing from iOS and Android.

By May 4, 2015

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Clean Reader: The app that censors rude words from ebooks

An ebook reader app allows sensitive readers to censor the naughty words they find offensive, replacing them with less risque alternatives.

By March 26, 2015

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Hodor versus Groot rap battle is decided in very few words

Two of the least talkative characters in all of fiction get together for an epic rap showdown.

By March 25, 2015

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Thoughts from a curious mind

Famed movie producer Brian Grazer aims to show people how curiosity -- even more than innovation and creativity -- can be the force that drives success at work and in life.

By March 23, 2015

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How color on your TV matters, and why it's about to get much better

With new technologies and standards well on their way, TV color realism will significantly improve for the first time since the dawn off color TV. Behold, the technicolored future.

By March 20, 2015

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Apple Watch already wins prestigious design award

Before it's even on the market, the watch wins gold in the 2015 iF Design Awards. The next challenge will be to see if it can win the battle for consumers' hearts and dollars.

By March 4, 2015

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Bill Gates: I feel stupid for only speaking English

Technically Incorrect: The Microsoft co-founder admires Mark Zuckerberg's grasp of Chinese and laments his own linguistic inabilities.

By January 28, 2015

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Best Buy extends holiday hours, shipping deadlines

To compete with other retailers for holiday dollars, Best Buy is keeping its retail store hours and online shipping available almost until the last minute.

By December 18, 2014