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Technology News Archive - September 06, 2006

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Enthusiasts with fast connections have been able to tune into Internet radio through their computers for a decade or more. But now the long-delayed arrival of stand-alone Internet radios from equipment makers such as Roku or Philips could greatly expand the market by making it easier to tune in.

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.'