A group of athletes, animators and technicians use motion capture technology to make the football video game Madden NFL as realistic as possible from every tackle to scrimmage line fidget.
Microsoft Tablet Project Shelved
Microsoft has shelved a development project working on plans for a two-screen, touch-sensing device that could be used to read electronic books and take notes.
HP pockets Palm.
China's Pockets Aren't Deep Enough During Crisis: William Pesek
Bloomberg - USA
On June 4, commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown were splashed across global television screens as China struggled to ...
A source of substantial wealth or financial support. Often used in the plural: “Japanese investors . . . have all but pulled out of the market—and there's no deep pocket outside Japan to take their place” (Larry Martz).
- A small baglike attachment forming part of a garment and used to carry small articles, as a flat pouch sewn inside a pair of pants or a piece of material sewn on its sides and bottom to the outside of a shirt.
- A small sack or bag.
- A receptacle, cavity, or opening.
- Financial means; money supply: The cost of the trip must come out of your own pocket.
- A small cavity in the earth, especially one containing ore.
- A small body or accumulation of ore.
- A pouch in an animal body, such as the cheek pouch of a rodent or the abdominal pouch of a marsupial.
- Games. One of the pouchlike receptacles at the corners and sides of a billiard or pool table.
- Baseball. The deepest part of a baseball glove, just below the web, where the ball is normally caught.
- Sports. A racing position in which a contestant has no room to pass a group of contestants immediately to his or her front or side.
- A small, isolated, or protected area or group: pockets of dissatisfied voters.
- Football. The area a few yards behind the line of scrimmage that blockers attempt to keep clear so that the quarterback can pass the ball.
- An air pocket.
- A bin for storing ore, grain, or other materials.
- Suitable for or capable of being carried in one's pocket: a pocket handkerchief; a pocket edition of a dictionary.
- Small; miniature: a pocket backyard; a pocket museum.
- To place in or as if in a pocket.
- To take possession of for oneself, especially dishonestly: pocketed the receipts from the charity dance.
- To accept or tolerate (an insult, for example).
- To conceal or suppress: I pocketed my pride and asked for a raise.
- To prevent (a bill) from becoming law by failing to sign until the adjournment of the legislature.
- Sports. To hem in (a competitor) in a race.
- Games. To hit (a ball) into a pocket of a pool or billiard table.
in (one's) pocket
- In one's power, influence, or possession: The defendant had the jury in his pocket.
- Having funds.
- Having gained or retained funds of a specified amount: was a hundred dollars in pocket after a day at the races.
[Middle English, pouch, small bag, from Anglo-Norman pokete, diminutive of Old North French poke, bag, of Germanic origin.]pocketable pock'et·a·ble adj.
pocketless pock'et·less adj.