You can definitely increase the breadth of your vocabulary over time by reading constantly, and you’ll probably even get a bit faster if you do it long enough. But there’s a more streamlined way to become a better reader: Vocab1 and 7 Speed Reading EX. These two apps can vastly improve your abilities without sacrificing comprehension, and are now $29 when you buy them from the Boing Boing Store.
Whether you are trying to ace the GRE, SAT, or GMAT, or just become a more erudite individual, Vocab1 will help prime your brain with a database of over 520 million words. With engaging training games, you’ll learn words in context, so you can actually use them correctly in your writing and conversation.
With 7 Speed Reading EX, you can drill yourself with any uploaded article or PDF, and get expert guidance through video tutorials. It comes with access to a massive library of free eBooks, so you’ll have a nearly limitless amount of practice material. You can track your progress over time, and avoid bad reading habits with tailored exercises.
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My new favorite subreddit is r/techsupportgore, where people who fix computers post the nightmare scenarios they find themselves in. It’s not always the grand-guignol horror of Playstation 4 cockroach farms or, as pictured, loaves of solidly-baked dust. Some of them are subtle problems that can take a while to spot or which might even be […]
Telcos provide API access to your phone’s location, along with your name and address, writes Philip Neutstrom. With two links, to danalinc.com and payfone.com, he shows that these sites can access this data when your phone connects. The pages are demos for the API and serve some of the data provided back to the visitor. […]
Lurking just beneath Microsoft Excel’s instantly understandable spreadsheet surface is a world of robust automation tools. Visual Basic for Applications allows you to perform complex data processing, and you can harness its power with this Microsoft VBA Bundle, available now in the Boing Boing Store for $29.99. This duo of in-depth courses will teach you […]
You don’t necessarily need advanced graphics programming skills to create immersive VR — just an AppGameKit license. To get you started with this beginner-friendly game development environment, we are offering the Complete AppGameKit VR Starter’s Kit in the Boing Boing Store for $29.99. AppGameKit makes it easy to build all kinds of games, from retro […]
A DreamScreen HDTV Backlighting and Total Surround Kit makes your TV glow with the action, and is now available in the Boing Boing Store starting at $124.99. This backlight setup tracks the colors of your media to make the picture appear to bleed past your TV’s outer bezel at an ultra-smooth 60 frames per second. […]