If you are looking to improve your vocabulary, learn a new language, help your little one master a regional language, or trying to vibe with your teenager with the right lingo then you will need to install the right dictionary… WordWeb You don’t need to Google the meaning of words you come across while reading on your smartphone. WordWeb will do this for you and even provide synonyms without an active internet connection. This English dictionary app’s database includes over 2,00,000 words, phrases, context definitions, over 70,000 usage examples, and 85,000 text pronunciations. You can switch between American, British and International English; configure WordWeb to exclude offensive words; choose how detailed you want the word definition to be and also set its font size for readability. You can browse through search results by type (noun, adjective, verb...), bookmark commonly referenced words and use its random feature to learn new words and phrases. You can even … [Read more...] about Best dictionary apps for your smartphone
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What are my specs? These apps make it easy to check the specs of your phone with ease While the Settings app on your phone does a decent job at telling you some of the specs on your smartphone or tablet, it doesn't tell you everything. Luckily, there are a plethora of apps that allow you to not only check your phone's specs, but so much more. … [Read more...] about Google’s super-simple Plus Codes location system rolls out to Maps app
Why would you do this to yourself? This isn’t the way out. This thing won’t save you. This is a band-aid over a broken bone. Don’t use a band-aid—fix the broken bone. That $50 cut-rate Wi-Fi router you got on clearance at OfficeMax? Throw that away. That blue Linksys you’ve had since 2002 that only does 802.11a and 802.11b and once got so hot that the plastic warped and now it won’t stack properly? Throw that away. That garbage combo router/Wi-Fi AP your cable company charges you $10 a month to rent?… okay, don’t throw that away, because you’d be entering a world of pain when the cable company asks for it back, but do buy something else. … [Read more...] about ResetPlug is a $60 device to keep you trapped in crappy Wi-Fi hell
The Fitbit One largely boasts many of the same features as the old Fitbit—it can track your steps in a day like a pedometer, track the number of floors you have climbed on the stairs, and even track your sleep cycles (useful for people like me who sleep poorly and want to see their sleep data). But now, the Fitbit One can also slowly wake you up from sleep. It has a "silent alarm" that vibrates in order to gently wake you up, similar to some other sleep gadgets already on the market. The idea is that you will feel more well-rested when woken up slowly as opposed to being jarred awake by an alarm clock, and there's the added benefit that the vibrations on your Fitbit won't wake up any sleeping mates who might be nearby. … [Read more...] about New Fitbits can sync with iPhones, Androids via Bluetooth 4.0
To double-check for false results, pooled tests that come back negative can be redistributed in slightly larger pools and run through PCR once more, a process known as "back-screening," Bilder said. Another method to ensure accuracy, currently being verified by Frazier and his collaborators at Cornell University, pools samples in a grid of columns and rows of test tubes. If both a column and row among the samples tests positive, the tube at their intersection should contain a positive swab test common to both. … [Read more...] about Wuhan tested millions of people for COVID-19 in just days. Could US cities do the same?