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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 02, 2012

Judge Bans Microsoft Windows 7 And Xbox 360 Sales In Germany

German court judge Holger Kircher has ruled against Microsoft claiming the software giant had breached an agreement with Motorola in a patent dispute that applies certain video-compression software in products including Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 video game console.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'