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to push back the frontiers
to extend the limits
findings
results
harnessing
making use of
cutting-edge design
the most innovative design
run smoothly
work without problems
wear and tear
damage caused by ordinary use
shut down
switched off completely
wireless hotspots
public places where people can access the Internet via a wireless signal
SATNAV
short for satellite navigation
Innovation
an act of introducing something new
revolution
rapid dramatic changes
breakthrough
an act of making important discoveries
Cutting-edge
the most advanced, the latest
rocket science
it is a slightly less formal expression which means an activity requiring considerable intelligence and ability
tech-savvy
(adj.) knowing a lot about modern technologies
Cloud computing
it means that instead of using all the applications physically installed on your computer you can access them over the Internet.
user-friendly
easy to learn, use, understand, or deal with
computer literate
able to use computers and related technology efficiently;
obsolete
outdated, no longer used because something newer exists
over-reliance
overdependence, excessive dependence on or trust in someone or something.
viral
quickly and widely circulated from one Internet user to another, as in "a viral video”;
state-of-the-art
the most recent stage in the development of a product, incorporating the newest ideas and features.
the emergence of social networking sites
the development of social networking sites