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Siri Comprises 25% Of All Wolfram Alpha Searches
2012-02-08 05:58:27

Apple´s Siri virtual assistant now accounts for one-quarter of all queries made on the computational search engine Wolfram Alpha, the New York Times reported on Monday in a profile of the search engine´s upcoming premium service. Wolfram Alpha is the invention of Mathematica creator Stephen Wolfram. Less than three years ago, the 52-year-old scientist and software designer sought to build a new kind of search engine that, unlike Google or Bing, did not scavenge the Web but...

2010-12-23 00:00:54

Solar System for iPad, the much-anticipated new title from Touch Press (publisher of The Elements) and Faber and Faber, is a breakthrough interactive book, created to inform and inspire people about our nearby astronomical neighborhood, presenting a wealth of spectacular imagery received from robot spacecraft. The title combines stunning fully manipulable 3D realizations of the planets and moons with an intelligent specially written text by best-selling Faber author and former radio...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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