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Technology News Archive - August 29, 2009

CHENNAI, India, August 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - ...Ullas reaches to all 32 districts in Tamil Nadu - ...Awards 500 additional scholarships this year Ullas Trust celebrated 12th Annual Workshop in Chennai with 1200 school students who participated in the 'Can Do It' workshop.

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Computer software giant Apple claims “external force” is to blame for the breaking of iPhone screens, and that they have no evidence that the problem is caused by overheating batteries.

HOPKINTON, Mass., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty years ago this week, Richard J. "Dick" Egan and his friend and college roommate, Roger Marino, filed incorporation papers with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to form EMC Corporation.

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.'