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Twitter Adds Six New Languages To Translation Center Including Greek, Ukrainian & Catalan [Updates]

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Twitter Adds Six New Languages To Translation Center Including Greek, Ukrainian & Catalan [Updates]

Twitter has added six more languages to its translation center, and is now looking for translators who will help Twitter officially support them. The languages are Catalan, Afrikaans, Ukrainian, Greek, Czech and Basque. If you can speak these languages and want to help translate Twitter, you can head over to the Translation Center and start working.

Yaara Lancet May 18, 2012 18-05-2012
Twitter Adds Six New Languages To Translation Center Including Greek, Ukrainian & Catalan [Updates]
7 Online Resources To Trace The History Of Your House

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7 Online Resources To Trace The History Of Your House

Tracing the history of your house by following even boring information like who built it, what stood here before, when was it built etc. could hold remarkable stories for a future fireside story. If you are lucky, you will get it all in one place. That’s rare, so you have to dig around a bit. Maybe even take the online route to discover more about your house.

Saikat Basu May 18, 2012 18-05-2012
7 Online Resources To Trace The History Of Your House
7 Free Resources To Learn About Sound Engineering

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7 Free Resources To Learn About Sound Engineering

If you’re a geek who’s also a bit of a musician, you’ve probably occasionally thought about using your own equipment to record and produce CDs. I mean, you’ve got the microphones, a decent computer, a sound editing program like Audacity and various other useful tools. What’s stopping you from making your own demo CD?

Angela Randall May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
7 Free Resources To Learn About Sound Engineering
How SkyDrive And OneNote Web App Can Help Your Online Research

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How SkyDrive And OneNote Web App Can Help Your Online Research

I was really excited to learn was that SkyDrive provides you with a free OneNote web app that you can use to do just about everything you do with your desktop OneNote application. When it comes to creating a digital “file cabinet” where you can store away every form of information you discover during your research, this is it.

Ryan Dube May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
How SkyDrive And OneNote Web App Can Help Your Online Research
The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good

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The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good

What would you say to 1 million people? That is the intriguing question behind The Listserve, which can be accurately described as a giant listserv, a social game, a lottery of words, and a cross between PostSecret and Chatroulette. The Listserve offers an intriguing glimpse into strangers’ lives. All through the decades-old power of email.

Dave Parrack May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good
Google Goes Back To What It’s Good At & Revamps Search With Google Knowledge Graph [Updates]

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Google Goes Back To What It’s Good At & Revamps Search With Google Knowledge Graph [Updates]

Remember Google, the search provider? With all that’s been going on other fronts, it’s sometimes possible to forget what lies at the source of this huge company. Apparently, Google hasn’t forgotten, and after quite a few social-related and mobile-related launches, it is now rolling out a brand new way to perform Google searches – the Knowledge Graph.

Yaara Lancet May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
Google Goes Back To What It’s Good At & Revamps Search With Google Knowledge Graph [Updates]
How To Spot An Instagram Junkie [INFOGRAPHIC]

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How To Spot An Instagram Junkie [INFOGRAPHIC]

Soon after getting my long-awaited iPhone a couple of months back, I immediately started using Instagram, on the advice of a friend. It’s a great app to use but I wouldn’t say I am addicted. But there are people out there totally addicted to Instagram, people who see an empty McDonalds wrapper in the street and decide it’s art, and begin clicking away with their phone to get the perfect shot.

Mark O'Neill May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
How To Spot An Instagram Junkie [INFOGRAPHIC]
What Do You Do With Old or Outdated Hardware? [We Ask You]

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What Do You Do With Old or Outdated Hardware? [We Ask You]

It’s a sad fact of life that technology is always outdated. As soon as a piece of hardware is released, the engineers and designers set to work on the next iteration, meaning that the one you have in your house is past it from day one. But that doesn’t mean it’s useless, even after you succumb to temptation and buy the advertised upgrade.

Dave Parrack May 17, 2012 17-05-2012
What Do You Do With Old or Outdated Hardware? [We Ask You]
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