Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - September 21, 2011

US Government Calls Online Poker Site Ponzi Scheme

The US government claims that Full Tilt, an online gambling site based in Dublin, Ireland, is a ponzi scheme.

Will Your Xbox 360 Replace Your Cable Box?

Unveiling a live television service for the Xbox 360 console at the E3 gaming expo in June, Microsoft left many details unanswered other than it would “partner with TV providers” for its content.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'