Iphone For Those On A Budget
For consumers craving an Iphone but not its hefty price tag, Apple designed a cheaper version of the Iphone based on the ultra-thin Ipod Nano music player. According to a J.P. Morgan report, Apple plans to launch the more economical Iphone later this year.
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Apple’s original highly anticipated Iphone – a cellphone, Ipod music player and web browser combined into one cool looking gadget - hit the market the June 29 with huge fanfare. However, the exorbitant cost of its two models - $499 and $599 – ranked as the top reason consumers did not buy the phone. The cheaper Nano-based version may be priced about $300 or less.
Merriam-Webster Adds Cultural Flavor To Its Dictionary
Merriam-Webster's yearly list of 100 new words embraced cultural diversity. Here's a quick sample new lingo added: "Bollywood," the term for India's movie flicks; "crunk" a Southern style of rap, and "Telenovelas," Latin American soap operas
A new way to find love - "speed dating" - made it onto the list. The popular number puzzle "sudoku" also became an official word with a definition.
Visitors to company’s website voted “ginormous” as the most favorite new addition to the dictionary; yet some linguists call this addition a ginormous mistake.
Potter Still Book and Box Office Magic
J.K. Rowlings’ fifth Potter book-turned-movie, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” took in a whopping $44.8 million on its opening day, Wednesday July 11. Toppling 2004’s “Spider-Man 2,” “Order of the Phoenix” now holds the box office record for the highest single-day gross on a Wednesday.
Photo by: Harry Potter courtesy Warner Bros.
This July fans get a double dose of Potter with the July 21 release of Rowling’s seventh and final installment in Potter series – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” The last saga of teen wizards topped the bestseller lists of online book sellers Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble after its first day of pre-orders back in February.
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