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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 30, 2012

Augmented Reality The Topic Of Creepy, New Video

Israeli student filmmakers Daniel Lazo and Eran May-raz have created an 8-minute video as a graduation project, predicting what they think the future could look like if AR is left to expand freely and rapidly.

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.'