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What Should We Call The '@' Sign?

A New York Times article points out that many languages have creative names for the @ symbol. The Dutch refer to it as a monkey’s tail. For Italians, it’s a snail. But in boring old English, we just say “at.” Let’s get inventive.

Wednesday's Biggest Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s biggest stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

Reddit's New Site Cuts Out Comments And The Heart Of Reddit 

Reddit is a site built on the backs of user contributions and engagement, and their new publication Upvoted doesn’t allow comments. This is BS.

Some iPhone 6s Processors Can Give 20 Per Cent Less Battery Life

The culprit here is apparently the new A9 processor, which is sourced from two different companies. Some users are seeing benchmark battery life almost 2 hours shorter, as well as a small performance different. So which CPU does your 6s have, and are you affected?

Twitter's Newest Feature Rounds Up The Top News Tweets In One Place

Today, Twitter rolls out a new feature called “Moments.” It’s a tab that will collect the most buzzworthy news stories in one place. It’s a last-ditch effort to make the app easier to use at a time of changing leadership, plummeting stock prices, and stagnant user growth.

Luc Besson And FIA Have Made A Nail Biting Child Road Safety Film

Titled Save Kids Lives, the film has been released to coincide with International Walk to School Day. According to WHO, 500 kids are killed every day in road crashes around the world. Watch the film and see some of the risks for yourself.

EU Ruling To Stop US Companies Moving Data Freely Across The Atlantic

A new court ruling from the European Court of Justice deems invalid a legal framework that has until now been used to justify the free transfer of data between the European Union and the U.S..

Reddit Is Launching A News Website Called Upvoted -- Without Comments

Reddit is launching a brand new website today to unearth news from its social aggregator. Called Upvoted, the site will surface pictures, videos and commentary from Reddit and present it as news — without the option to comment on a single thing.

Snowden Garnered Himself 1.3 Million Followers In His First Week On Twitter

Edward Snowden may have garnered himself 1.3 million followers during his first week on Twitter, but even instant celebrities make rookie mistakes. Snowden’s? Forgetting to turn off email notifications. 47 GB of follow, favourite, retweet and DM emails later, we’re pretty sure he learned his lesson.

16 Searches You Can Run On Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work On Google

There are all kinds of different ways to use Wolfram Alpha, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped.

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