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Apple iPod
2013-03-23 00:00:00

The iPod is designed and marketed by Apple Inc., first released on November 10, 2001. It is a portable media player with four current versions, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Touch, and the iPod Classic. It not only can play music, it also can be used as an external data storage device. Depending on the model, storage ranges from 2 GB for the iPod Shuffle up to 160 GB for the iPod classic, all...

Personal Computer
2010-09-17 11:32:27

A personal computer, or PC, refers to any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and selling price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be managed directly by a user with no superseding operator. Examples of personal computers include desktop computers, laptops, tablet PCs, and handheld PCs. Most commonly, PCs are used in a home or office setting. Historically, the...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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