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Kobo today kicked off Book Expo America with the launch of a new six-inch, one-button touchscreen e-reader -- named, appropriately enough, the Kobo eReader Touch Edition. Priced at $130 -- $10 cheaper than Amazon's Kindle -- the pocket-sized device strives for a reading experience more akin to th...

May 23rd 2011 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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The word defining folks over at Merriam-Webster Inc. have added "Fanboy," along with 100 other words, to the newest edition of its Collegiate Dictionary*. Fanboy is actually one of the "oldest" of the "new" words, with its origins dating back to 1919. The wordsmiths define fanboy as a "boy who is a...

July 7th 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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We've toiled and we've troubled, and finally our hard work has paid off: the term "DVR" has been accepted by Merriam-Webster in its Eleventh Edition Collegiate Dictionary. Strangely, DVR joins the dictionary at the same time as RPG (or rocket propelled grenade): we're guessing the staff at Merriam-W...

July 15th 2007 at 10:41pm 0 Comments
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Remember the good 'ol days when that hundred-pound slab of text was the only way to beef up your vocabulary? Merriam Webster, a well-defined name in the business, has stuffed over 300,000 definitions and 500,000 synonyms onto a 256MB USB drive (with a couple hundred megs to spare, we understand). As...

July 21st 2006 at 4:41am 0 Comments
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Many people have been lamenting the fact that there is no full fledged dictionary available for their iPods, but now they can rejoice. Merriam Webster, working with iPREPpress, has just released an iPod ready version of their dictionary. It'll set you back $9.95 (which is a special introductory pric...

April 6th 2006 at 12:00pm 0 Comments