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Amazon FreeTime Offers Flatrate On Kids Media
2012-12-05 11:07:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When Amazon announced their new Kindle Fire offerings in September, they also introduced a new parental control feature called FreeTime. In FreeTime, kids can only see the content their parents have enabled, keeping them away from the web browser, email, R-rated movies and, perhaps more importantly, the app store. Many adults with children have complained before about just how easy it is for their children to “figure...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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