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Vocabulary.com Launches App So You Can Actually Use Your iPhone to Learn

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Are you worried your crippling Candy Crush addiction is slowly melting your brain into a geometrically-shaped puddle of multi-colored goo? Thankfully, there’s a new app on the market for those looking to do something more productive with their commutes.

Vocabulary.com, which has operated as a website for the past few years, launched as a mobile app on March 18. Using fun games, lists and easy-to-understand dictionary definitions, the service helps users improve their vocabulary skills, and makes us really wish we had it during our endless hours of high school SAT prep.  Read More

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NYU Is Offering a Course on 3D Printing If You Want to Waste Your Parents’ Money

3D Printer. (Photo: MakerBot)

New York University is now offering a class in the fine art of 3D printing, giving Gallatin students a run for their money in the “most insipid course” department.  The “intensive” session runs for three weeks, six hours a day, and hopes to enlighten the public about all of the “creative ideas” that can be brought to fruition with the magic of 3D printing (like making guns!). Read More

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After Facebook, SecondMarket Seeks to Educate Investors on the Next Big Things

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So you never managed to get your hands on any Facebook shares ahead of the social media giant’s IPO, and given some of the prices paid in the secondary markets, maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

You’re fascinated by the rapid advances in health care IT, maybe, intrigued by the notion that thousands of startups will be taking advantage of mobile, or big data, to disrupt the incumbent players—incumbents with deep pockets to buy up the most promising entries.

Ah, but where to start. You’re not a venture capitalist, you’re just an accredited investor looking for the kinds of outsized returns that stocks and bonds aren’t getting. Read More