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Technology News Archive - October 02, 2005

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When Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPod Nano on September 7, he predicted it would be the best-selling iPod model ever. That is a strong statement, considering the Nano is only Apple's second device to incorporate flash memory instead of a hard drive. Flash-based devices store content on a chip, which unlike a hard drive contains no movable parts.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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