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2014-09-29 20:22:14

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending Sept. 21, 2014. RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY DISC SALES*: RANK TITLE STUDIO WEEKS IN RELEASE ---- -----...

2014-09-24 23:01:03

The world’s leading provider of 3D digital signage heads to Shanghai Digital Signage Show September 25 – 27. Shanghai, CHINA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Exceptional 3D, a western company based in the US, and the world’s leading 3D digital signage solutions provider, today announced that their next generation of auto-stereoscopic 3D products is being featured at Shanghai Digital Signage Show. The Shanghai Digital Signage Show takes place in Shanghai, CHINA, at the Shanghai World Expo...

2014-09-24 23:00:20

Ideal for high security data storage applications, Aleratec’s latest addition to its duplicator lineup copies data from flash memory cards and USB flash drives to non-alterable DVDs and CDs. Chatsworth, California (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Aleratec Inc., award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of Portable Device Management (PDM) charge/sync products for mobile devices and professional-grade duplicators for hard disk drives, USB flash drives and Blu-ray/DVD/CD discs,...

2014-09-24 16:23:52

Multibeam System Encompasses Whole Range of Satellites Required for Media Harvesting of Content for Today's Multi-Screen Technology DENVER, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCTE CABLE TEC EXPO -- ATCi - Antenna Technology Communications Inc., a provider of satellite communications systems, today introduced at the Cable Tec Expo being held in Denver, its Simulsat Multibeam transport antenna system designed for the full range CATV and IPTV applications. The complete RF Transport System...

2014-09-23 12:27:39

LG and Amazon Bring Musical Event to Gaga-Bennett Fans In Highest Quality Picture Resolution Available Today ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancing its status as the leader in Ultra High Definition TV, LG Electronics USA revealed today that it will present the highly anticipated "Cheek to Cheek LIVE!" concert performance by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in 4K Ultra HD resolution - four times the resolution of Full HD - when it debuts this fall. This...

2014-09-23 08:26:10

Award-Winning Collection Features Advanced Local Dimming with Up to 72 Active LED Zones, Spatial Scaling Engine for Beautiful Upscaling of HD Content to 4K Ultra HD and VIZIO's V6 Six-Core Processor for Powerful Performance IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 Smart TV Company(1), today launched its all-new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection to the U.S. market, offering a crystal-clear window into the 4K Ultra HD world, where unrivaled...

2014-09-22 16:26:07

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending Sept. 14, 2014. RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY DISC SALES*: RANK TITLE STUDIO WEEKS IN...

2014-09-22 16:25:03

DUBLIN, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ztm9zl/global_remotes) has announced the addition of the "Global Remotes Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ztm9zl/global_remotes ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Remotes/remote controls are devices that are used to wirelessly operate electronic gadgets such as smart TVs,...

2014-09-22 04:22:43

CANNES, France and SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PSM4 MSA (Parallel Single-Mode 4-Lane Multi-Source Agreement) group today announced the release of version 2.0 of their 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) PSM4 specification enabling broad development and deployment of low cost optical interconnect solutions for mega-scale datacenters. Members of the PSM4 MSA contributing to the development of the specification are: Avago Technologies, Brocade, Delta Electronics,...

2014-09-19 08:28:17

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced that the Z60 PC gaming headset is now available in stores and through online retailers. The Z60, which was unveiled at the CES trade show in January 2014, is the first PC gaming headset to feature new DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound. Turtle Beach is the gaming audio brand of Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR). DTS Headphone:X is an innovative new sound...


Latest consumer electronics Reference Libraries

Magnavox Odyssey 2
2013-08-06 15:34:13

The Magnavox Odyssey 2 is a video game console released in 1978 by Magnavox/Philips. It was sold under many different names -- in Europe it was known as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and also as the Philips Odyssey 2. The original system, the Odyssey, produced by Magnavox, was the first video game system released in the early 1970s. The Odyssey 2 was noted for its ability to customize the game for the...

Magnavox Odyssey
2013-04-27 08:11:36

The Magnavox Odyssey was the first home video console produced in the world. It was manufactured by Magnavox and released in August 1972. The unit was discontinued in 1975 with a total of 330,000 systems sold. Its successor was the Magnavox Odyssey 2. A working prototype of the console was finished in 1968, known as the brown box. This prototype is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History located in Washington D.C.. The Odyssey connected to a...

Kobo Touch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Touch is an eReader device produced by Kobo Inc., from China, revealed on May 23, 2011, and released in the U.S. on June 10, 2011. It is the third generation eReader from Kobo, and contained improvements from the previous versions. The Kobo Touch included 15 free previews of select books instead of 100 public domain books that were included on the previous versions. Other improvements were an E Ink pearl screen, faster CPU, and it was smaller and lighter. The display is a six-inch...

Digital Reader 1000
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Digital Reader 1000 (DR1000) was produced by iRex Technologies in the Netherlands and released on September 22, 2008. The DR1000 is an e-Book reading device made in three versions: the DR1000 does not have a touchscreen; DR1000S has a touchscreen; and the DR1000SW has a touchscreen with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Production of this device was discontinued in 2010 when iRex filed for bankruptcy. The unit has a 10.2 inch screen, uses Linux 2.6 operating system, has 128 MB of...

Barnes & Noble Nook
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nook is a brand of e-reader developed by Barnes & Noble with the original device released in November 2009. It featured both Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G, with a 6 inch display and a smaller touchscreen for data input. Since then there has been multiple versions and upgrades. A Wi-Fi only version released in June 2010 and the Nook color using LCD in November 2010. The second generation Nook was released in June 2011, and in February 2012 an upgrade was released to the Wi-Fi only version....

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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.'