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Technology News Archive - July 31, 2005

Growth in online enrollment of college courses increased from 19.8% in 2003 to 24.8% in 2004. With the continued investments in online course development and a consumer desire for flexible 24/7 learning, there is no evidence that enrollment rates will slow.

Oakley Inc. is jumping into the electronic age with sunglasses that play music and work with cell phones as it targets gadget lovers who want more than just protection from the sun.

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"Oh my God! It's him!" squeals 21-year-old Fatima as her mobile phone beeps, alerting her to an incoming message.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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