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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 04, 2012

Elder Scrolls MMO Is Really Real

With only a taunting spherical icon to satisfy any curiosity, the June issue of Game Informer will announce the next step for the wildly popular and successful Elder Scrolls franchise: The famous RPG will be going online, creating a Massive Multiplayer Online game (or MMO).

Holographic 3D Telepods May Revolutionize Videoconferencing

A Queen’s University researcher has taken inspiration from Star Trek to create an other-worldly way to meet with one another. Using a series of strategically placed projectors and Microsoft Kinect image sensors, Dr. Roel Vertegaal and his team at the Human Media Lab in Canada have created a human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.