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Best Android apps for learning and reference

Best Android apps for learning and reference

By 1 February 2012

Smartphones apps aren't just about games. There's some educating to do out there if you'd care to tear yourself away from Fruit Ninja for just two minutes and we at Pocket-lint have amassed the very best Android apps for learning and reference so that... >>

Geek culture dominates new Chambers Dictionary

Geek culture dominates new Chambers Dictionary

By 25 August 2011

The latest version of the Chambers Dictionary is dominated by "geek chic" with almost a quarter of the words added coming from internet culture. The new words "herald a wave of geek chic, a more strident green agenda, and the way in which the recession... >>

Internet kills Printed Oxford English Dictionary

Internet kills Printed Oxford English Dictionary

By 30 August 2010

Can you pass me the dictionary is more likely to invoke your friend passing you a tablet or laptop in the future, rather than a weighty tome. Oxford University Press has said that its website is so successful that it's not sure "whether the 126-year-old... >>

Google rolls out dictionary functionality

Google rolls out dictionary functionality

By 4 December 2009

In a week where Google has celebrated St Andrews Day, revealed 2009's Zeitgeist, made paywall concessions, started a town modelling competition, confronted Mandelson, faded in its homepage, buddied up with Twitter and launched DNS servers, the company... >>

"Unfriend" named Word of the Year by OUP

"Unfriend" named Word of the Year by OUP

By 18 November 2009

As do other such companies, the New Oxford American Dictionary has revealed the new words it is considering for inclusion, and revealed its choice of "Word of the Year" for 2009. The 2009 Word of the Year has been named as "unfriend" with the definition... >>