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2013-02-20 23:00:07

Software Service Helps Establish and Package Your Personal Brand, Aggregate Professional Content from Your Existing Social Feeds, Enhance Your Professional Network; $500K Angel Funding Preparing for Series A Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Today, Icon formally launched its patent-pending software service, a digital business card for the modern professional. Icons are optimized to be shared with anyone, anywhere via smartphone, email or online — and Icons live in the cloud, so...

Women, Texting And Emoticons
2012-10-11 16:01:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you asked someone in the late nineties what a ℠winky smile´ was, you might get a quizzical look in return. But that emoticon, ;), along with many others, have slowly made their way into common parlance and almost become a secondary form of punctuation for texters, tweeters, and emailers. A team of behavioral scientists from Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology decided to investigate how people...

Rock, Paper, Scissors Robot Cheats, Wins Every Time
2012-06-28 04:49:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com It may be just a simple step toward world domination, but one robot is able to conquer its human adversary in a game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" 100 percent of the time. Ishikawa Oku Lab researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed the ultimate Rock, Paper, Scissors fighting robot. The robot, which is essentially a camera-connected mechanical hand, is completely incapable of losing at the game. The hand-game dominator bot reads the shape of its...

2011-12-28 23:00:00

IconCal is an innovative icon calendar that makes organizing easy and fun. With simple drag-and-drop functionality, events and appointments are quickly and easily scheduled with the flick of a finger. Pocatello, ID (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 GoodWicket L.L.C. announced today it has released a significant and exciting update to its innovative icon-based calendar app, IconCal. IconCal is an innovative icon based calendar that makes organizing and scheduling easy and fun. With simple...

2011-06-21 02:12:55

It is a common perception that bigger, stronger, faster organisms have a distinct advantage for long-term survival when competing with other organisms in a given community. But new research from the University of Washington shows that in some structured communities, organisms increase their chances of survival if they evolve some level of restraint that allows competitors to survive as well, a sort of "survival of the weakest." The phenomenon was observed in a community of three...

2011-05-01 00:08:47

New Tongue And Cheek Mobile Application Coming To Your Smartphone New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 The YoFace is the newest mobile emoticon application soon to be available on iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. The YoFace creators found that there was an uncontested market space for software that enables users to communicate solely through emoticons"¦On Steroids. CEO Marc Shaer says that "These aren't your typical smiley faces, this application goes beyond the limit of what...

2011-03-14 17:00:13

Mathematical model of species competition finds that biodiversity is unlimited According to classical ecology, when two species compete for the same resource, eventually the more successful species will win out while the other will go extinct. But that rule cannot explain systems such as the Amazon, where thousands of tree species occupy similar ecological niches. The childhood game of rock-paper-scissors provides one solution to this puzzle, report researchers at the University of Chicago...

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2010-12-16 05:59:58

By Lee Rannals For RedOrbit - Have a question for Lee? Writers Andrea Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich took a poll on CNN of 500 people to determine what the most-hated emoticons are. The two writers also challenged users not to use the digital form of expressing emotion via keyboard throughout the rest of 2010.  I fully support this charitable act for those, like me, who wish this form of digital expression would have been aboard the Russian Proton rocket that plummeted into the ocean off the...

2010-03-31 12:19:00

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- March means two things for many college students -- MTV Spring Break and the USA Rock Paper Scissors League College Championships, sponsored by AMP Energy. The national tournament was held at MTV Spring Break in Acapulco, Mexico as 78 students representing almost every college conference gave sweaty palms a whole new meaning. In an ultimate nail-biting championship battle, Brittany "BK" Kraft defeated Andrew "The Equation" Richard by crushing his...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'