We know that computers have led to a whole army of developments and changes in the English language. “Friend” is now both a noun and a verb, a “sandbox” can be for developers, and a “tablet” is no longer just an ancient relic.
But not all of these changes are recent: The word “e-mail” has been in the Oxford English Dictionary since 1989, and some basic technological jargon began moving toward mainstream English even earlier than that.
For example, take the following entries from a “Layperson's guide to 'computerbabble,'” published in a 1985 edition of the Toronto-based Financial Post.
The guide promises to allow readers to “cut expertly through the jungle of computerbabble,” and gives a rundown of plain language definitions for the words and phrases that were, at that time, starting to escape into wider use but that were not widely known outside of computer scientist circles.
Although often funny in retrospect, the guide is also surprisingly comprehensive. The definition..
Apple has been corporate America's most ridiculously unbelievable growth story. And now it's over. Take a deep breath. Exhale. Get used to it.
Yes, the Apple we have come to know was a gravity-defying growth machine. Apple is the most valuable company in the world, yet it increased its revenue in the last 12 months by more than last year's sales at Coca-Cola. Apple rang up enough operating cash in the last year to buy 625,000 Tesla Model X cars – nearly one for each person in San Francisco. (I'll take blue with tan leather interior, please.) The company has given us so many eye-popping numbers that any feat short of Tim Cook colonizing Mars is underwhelming.
With the setup of high expectations, the most crucial numbers are now more low-Earth orbit than deep space. Unit sales of the iPhone for the three months ended Sept. 26 climbed 22 percent from those in the period a year earlier. Just a few months ago, Apple sold 60 percent more iPhones than it did a year before…
This week's best deals feature a smartphone, tablets, and a PC, apart from other gadgets.
1. Apple iPad Air 2 128GB Wi-Fi and Cellular
If you are in the market for the high-end variant of the iPad Air 2, Paytm is offering a cashback of 8% on the 128GB Wi-Fi and Cellular variant. You can grab the tablet for as low as Rs. 53,217 (effective). The same variant of the iPad Air 2 normally sells at the Rs. 57,500-57,800 price point. The iPad Air 2 is powered by Apple's A8X chip along with the M8 motion co-processor. It features a 9.7-inch Retina Display. There's an 8MP primary camera at the back and a 1.2MP front-facing camera for video calls. This variant allows you to use a cellular connection so you can get internet access while you're on the move.
Price: Rs. 53,217 (MRP Rs. 59,900)
2. Intel Compute Stick
If you're looking to setup a barebones computing environment, the Intel Compute Stick is one pretty decent option. You can simply hook it up to ..
In case you missed the earlier online festive season sales, the Amazon Great Indian Diwali Sale is back. You'll find offers across all categories on Amazon from 26th to 28th October. We've got the best deals in technology from the first day of the Amazon Diwali sale right here.
Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of the Amazon Great Indian Diwali Sale:
1) Almost all decent deals would be a part of Lightning Deals. This means a limited set of products will be available at a special price and you'll have just 15 minutes to checkout.
2) In case you miss a Lightning Deal, it's always wise to join the waitlist.
3) Most Lightning Deals are renewed once they end, so make sure you don't give up easily.
4) Use a Citibank card to make a payment to get an additional cashback of 10% on the items available during Amazon Great Indian Diwali Sale (maximum cashback of Rs. 1750).
1. Apple iPhone 6S
Apple's iPhone 6S may have been the most expensive iPho..
Black Friday, which follows Thanksgiving, marks the beginning of the shopping season in the US, with most retail chains offering massive discounts to entice customers. While it may not have much of a cultural presence outside of the western hemisphere, anyone on the Internet can get in on the action, and grab some truly amazing deals.
For one thing, most software firms are going to jump on the bandwagon and offer big deals. There are big discounts on games for the Xbox One, and other platforms like the App Store and Steam also have short sales during this period.
(Also read: Microsoft Announces Dates of Xbox Digital Black Friday Deals for India)
Massive discounts on games and apps are par for the course, while discounts on hardware purchases can be accessed from one of the many package forwarding companies that cover the global market. Sometimes the discounts are hefty enough to cover than the cost of shipping and customs duty. Read our nifty guide to these services to understand ..