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Daily Reader: Edition #251

Learn 103 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: an update on some of this year's most anticipated video games, how Facebook algorithms can decode slang, and cool new packaging for your favorite fast food meals.

1. Over Budget, Behind Schedule: What’s Up With Gaming’s Biggest Kickstarters?
Wired, 10/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 59

Wired: Over Budget, Behind Schedule: What’s Up With Gaming’s Biggest Kickstarters?

Some of this year's most anticipated video games were funded by players themselves via Kickstarter. But why aren't they ready yet? Read more and learn vocabulary words like conundrum, eluded, eschew, faction, lamented, and predecessor.

2. Why Facebook Is Teaching Its Machines to Think Like Humans
Wired, 10/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

Wired: Why Facebook Is Teaching Its Machines to Think Like Humans

Facebook's algorithms are getting smarter all the time. Engineers are now working to refine algorithms so that they can understand slang and other nuances in people's posts. Read more and learn vocabulary words like deciphering, dialectic, inferences, musings, parse, and subtlety.

3. Awesome Fast Food Packaging That Cuts Waste and Grows Waists
Wired, 10/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Wired: Awesome Fast Food Packaging That Cuts Waste and Grows Waists

Tired of eating burgers and fries that are soggy from being smushed in a bag? A designer has created a really cool way to transport your value meal that's cheap and effective! Read more and learn vocabulary words like conforming, errant, leverages, prodigious, sage, and scoff.

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