Technology News Archive - July 18, 2009


Kindle users who had purchased selected works by George Orwell were taken aback recently after receiving a notice saying that the selected works had been removed from their Kindle and their money returned.


Ubisoft, one of the largest makers of console and handheld titles, is leaping into the social gaming world with a new title called ‘TickTock’ for the world’s most popular social-networking site Facebook.


The Pirate Bay, a prominent filesharing website, is becoming a legitimate site through a series of give-and-take deals that earn its users money.

MINNEAPOLIS, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of thousands of visitors at Mall of America(R), a new record was set today when cakes.com, the world's largest cake decoration supplier, presented a 150-pound cupcake that was certified by Guinness World Records(TM) as the world's largest cupcake.

HONG KONG, July 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --The Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan have brought good news.In a Memo issued by the Federal Reserve on July 16th, officials predict that the 18-month-long economic recession is grinding to a halt.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'