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8 resources for finding the perfect word

I once worked with someone who used the word “secure” continually. He would write:<p>• <i>“We need to secure advertisers.”</i> <br>• <i>“Have you secured a printer for</i> …

petroleum

petroleum, oily, flammable liquid that occurs naturally in deposits, usually beneath the surface of the earth; it is also called crude oil. It …

Natural Gas

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building A Real-Life Version Of Iron Man’s Digital Assistant ‘Jarvis’

Mark Zuckerberg is known for setting himself tough challenges — whether that’s learning Mandarin, promoting equality, or (controversially) trying to solve global Internet access — but this year the Facebook founder just took things to another level. His personal project for 2016 is to bring Jarvis, …

Ford is finally adding CarPlay and Android Auto to its cars

Ford has long indicated that CarPlay and Android Auto were part of its long-term infotainment strategy, but only now are we learning the actual game plan: both platforms will finally be coming this year.<p>All 2017 Ford models sold in North America with the company's Sync 3 infotainment platform will …

LG will show off its paper-thin, rollable OLED panel at CES

In 2014, LG announced that it built an 18-inch OLED panel that rolls up just like a newspaper. Now, it's ready to show off its ultra-thin beauty to the public CES. It's just one of many concepts that LG hopes will show off what it can do with OLED these days. Back when it was first announced, LG …

Piracy Group Apologizes for ‘Hateful Eight’s’ Leak

The piracy group behind the leaks of “The Hateful Eight,” “The Big Short,” “Spectre,” “Creed” and more high-profile movies is apparently sorry for …

Weekend Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Is A Few Days From Breaking The All-Time Record Held By ‘Avatar’

<i><br>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> earned $88.3 million domestic this weekend (smashing the previous third-weekend record held by <i>Avatar</i>, with $68 million), bringing it to $740 million total. That’s just a shade shy of <i>Avatar</i>‘s record domestic box office total of $760.5 million. Analysts expect <i>Star Wars</i> to …

Warner Bros. will release 35 4K Blu-ray movies this year in glorious HDR

Since 4K is quickly becoming the industry standard for home entertainment, content is finally starting to catch up. Warner Bros. recently announced that it has plans to release 35 4K Blu-ray movies by the end of 2016. Its initial launch features four titles, including <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> and <i>The Lego</i> …

The Force Awakens rings in new year with $88.3m at US box office

Film,Culture,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Star Wars,Science fiction and fantasy,Joy,Sisters,Concussion,The Hateful Eight,Quentin Tarantino,JJ Abrams,The Big Short<p>JJ Abrams’ sequel is set to challenge Avatar as the highest-grossing film in North America, while Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight …

Box office: 'Daddy's Home,' 'Hateful Eight' can't stop 'Star Wars'

Fireworks and champagne flutes couldn't motivate enough moviegoers to go to the cineplex for a film other than Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Over the New Year's weekend, the latest installation of the George Lucas-created franchise topped Paramount's "Daddy's Home," The Weinstein Co.'s …

Bring Me The Horizon Announce Massive UK Arena Tour — Kerrang!

<b>Bring Me The Horizon have announced a huge UK arena tour for 2016, including a show at London’s O2 Arena. Woah!</b><p>The six-date stint will take place in …

Manchester

LCD Soundsystem: The New York Legends’ 10 Best Tracks

James Murphy’s seminal New York dance-punk outfit LCD Soundsystem reunited earlier this year at Californian music festival Coachella. They then went …

LCD Soundsystem

Britney Spears gets stuck up a tree during Las Vegas show

As those in the business know, the show must go on – even if you're attached to a tree.<p>Fortunately, Britney Spears has been performing for 29 of her 34 years, and kept a relatively cool head when she found herself attached to the elaborate piece of stagecraft during her Las Vegas residency on …

Britney Spears

National Youth Orchestra, Barbican Hall, review: 'raised the roof'

<b>The NYO got the new year off to a typically lively start</b><p><b>As it does annually</b>, the <b>National Youth Orchestra</b> set the New Year alight, with a <b>concert</b> that all but raised the roof. There seemed to be more serried ranks of wind and brass and strings than ever on the Barbican’s stage, and the din in …

Jack Garratt: 'What happens if I don’t sell a million records?’

Jack Garratt has gone from being a Junior Eurovision loser to the unlikely winner of pop’s luckiest break. Neil McCormick meets the one-man hi-tech band following in the footsteps of Adele and Sam Smith<p>Jack Garratt has been preordained as the next big thing in British pop. Last year he was picked …

Violinist who borrowed instrument is shortlisted for top music prize

Mathilde Milwidsky, 21, selected for Menuhin competition, having learned to play on a violin loaned by benefactor<p>A young violinist who borrowed an instrument from a music-loving benefactor because her family could not afford to buy one has been shortlisted for one of the world’s most prestigious …

Homer goes Greek, but two great guests make for a solid Simpsons

A quick pace, a brace of committed and funny guest actors, and a smidgen of heart combine to make “The Girl’s Code” an unassuming but above-average …

Comedy

War and Peace, BBC One, episode one, review: 'an excellent adaptation'

War and Peace is ripe for adaptation. The novel is far too long, full of huge tracts of philosophising of which I defy any reader not to skip the occasional paragraph. Adaptations can skip the lot. The best version I’ve seen of War and Peace was the shortest: Shared Experience theatre company did …

From Archer to X-Men: 79 of our most anticipated entertainments of 2016, part 1

X-Men