Learn New Words - 10

side-scrolling adjective refers to action in computer games that is viewed from a side-angle camera
Exploration quests feature prominently, there are plenty of collectibles and each level is followed by a side-scrolling episode in the style of Steamboat Willie. [www.guardian.co.uk 25 Nov 2010]

rootkit noun a piece of software that enables secret access to a computer
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keylogger noun a piece of software that records keystrokes
Spyware Doctor is an advanced spyware removal utility that detects and cleans thousands of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers and tracking threats from your PC. Available in Majorgeeks store at discounted pricing. [www.majorgeeks.com 26 Nov 2010]

bootloader noun a small computer program that places the operating system of a computer into memory
What, you might ask, is the difference? You discover this pretty much as soon as you start up. There’s that brief flash of the bootloader – MS-DOS has never really gone away, has it? – and then you’re in Windows. [www.guardian.co.uk 23 Nov 2010]

silver swaddler noun an aluminium foil bag used for keeping people warm in extreme weather conditions
The most fashionable item this winter is the silver swaddler. [BBC Radio 4; The Today Programme 18 Dec 2010]
The ‘silver swaddlers’, as they are often referred to, are usually seen at the finish line of sporting events but are proliferating at Heathrow and Eurostar terminals. [The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 21 Dec 2010]