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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - April 24, 2012

Motorola Mobility And Microsoft Continue Xbox Patent Battle

Microsoft has apparently violated some of Motorola Mobility’s patent rights, according to Judge David Shaw of the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Such a ruling could better Motorola’s chances of blocking imports of the Xbox gaming console from entering the States.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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