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word: penurious


penurious

Definition: (adjective) Unwilling to spend money; stingy.
Synonyms: parsimonious
Usage: When solicited for a donation, the penurious man began to extend a nickel, but, thinking twice, withdrew it. Discuss.

Google’s New Project: A Steady Spoon


Google’s New Project: A Steady Spoon

Among Google’s latest attempts at innovation is a spoon that allows people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease to eat without spilling. The project was begun by a small startup that was acquired by Google earlier this year. Equipped with sensors that detect shaking, the spoon uses algorithms to keep it steady, reducing shaking by an average of 76 percent, according to the results of clinical trials. Doctors say the device has allowed some patients to eat independently who otherwise would have to be fed. More… Discuss

this pressed: Tech giants slammed by FBI over encrypted smartphones – Telegraph


The FBI has warned that decisions by Apple and Google to encrypt their smartphones will make it more difficult to rescue kidnapping victims and foil terror plots.

A concept image of how the iPhone 6 might look

Apple and Google have both decided to add new encryption systems to their smartphones

The two Silicon Valley giants have both decided to add new encryption systems in the face of privacy concerns sparked by Edward Snowden‘s disclosure of mass government surveillance.

via Tech giants slammed by FBI over encrypted smartphones – Telegraph.