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Technology News Archive - January 23, 2010

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The notorious microblogging site Twitter has halted one if its features that allows users to display updates on their website by using Flash technology.

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A groundbreaking technology developed at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada may make traditional board games a thing of the past.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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