vampire device

(名詞/可數) 吸血鬼裝置 - 沒在使用但開關打開時仍在耗電的電器。

引句:
As millions of people continue to spend more time than ever before at home … households could save 16 per cent on their electricity bills each year just by switching off their vampire devices. Vampire devices are electronics that continue to drain power when left on standby and with the average annual electricity bill currently at £474.44, Brits could save an average of £75 per household per year … just by flicking a switch.
[dailyrecord.co.uk, 18 March 2022]

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TikTot

(名詞/可數) 使用社群媒體平台「抖音」(TikTok) 的兒童。

引句:
A third of children aged between five and seven have a social media profile despite being under the minimum age requirement, a new study suggests. Analysis from Ofcom shows that TikTok is the most popular platform among the youngest users, who have been nicknamed TikTots. Britain's communications watchdog found 16% of children in the UK aged three and four are already using the platform.
[uk.news.yahoo.com, 30 March 2022]

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digi-dog

(名詞/可數) 數位犬 - 被警方訓練來使用嗅覺找出罪犯使用過之數位裝置的狗隻。這個字是由 digital + dog 拼綴而成。

引句:
Whether it's a Sim card from a drug gang's burner phone, a key fob for a getaway car, a terrorist's mobile phone [or] a laptop in a fraud case … Jake and his fellow "digi-dogs" can sniff it out. "On every digital storage device there is a chemical that has a very specific scent," explains the instructor, one of three dog handlers who have been spearheading the Met's digi-dog training scheme.
[thetimes.co.uk, 12 December 2021]

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killware

(名詞/不可數) 傷害程式 - 一種被非法用來攻擊某人的電腦系統且主要目的在造成人員身體受傷的電腦程式。

根據報導,幸運的是,截至目前傷害程式還沒有成功的案例。它的英文名稱聽起來有點言過其實或過份渲染,或許目前的情況確實如此。然而,實際上,駭客不僅有辦法在精神上傷害我們,也能在身體上傷害我們。

引句:
Unlike malware and ransomware, whose sole purpose is financial gain for the attackers, killware has only one goal – causing physical harm. The name killware appeared in the media after the highly publicized cyberattack on a water plant in Oldsmar, Florida … Fortunately, no killware attack has been successful so far. The moniker itself sounds a bit overhyped, and that might be true at the moment. But the reality is that hackers have a way of not only hurting us emotionally but also physically.
[dailyhawker.com, 26 October 2021]

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the internet of senses

(名詞/單數) 五官網際網路 - 讓上網者能在線上體驗全部五種感官 (視覺、聽覺、味覺、嗅覺、觸覺) 的電腦科技。

引句:
Currently, consumers online are restricted by technology that focuses on only two senses, sight and sound. However, all of this is expected to change with the emerging internet of sensesThe internet of senses creates a network of sensory events, and is expected to make a multi-sensory experience in the digital realm possible.
[futureofmarketinginstitute.com, 9 May 2021]

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energy island

(名詞/可數) 能源島 - 建在海上的風力發電平台、四周被風力發電機 (又稱風電渦輪機,簡稱風機或風力機,英文叫做 wind turbine) 所圍繞。

引句:
A project to build a giant island providing enough energy for three million households has been given the green light by Denmark’s politicians. The world’s first energy island will be as big as 18 football pitches (120,000sq m), but there are hopes to make it three times that size. It will serve as a hub for 200 giant offshore wind turbines.
[bbc.co.uk/news, 4 February 2021]

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cyber mercenary

(名詞/可數) 網路傭兵 - 受雇來利用網際網路非法駭入某個電腦系統以取得機密資料或破壞該系統的人。

引句:
Generally, mercenaries provide support for military operations – most often in the form of defensive security, training for national forces, and technical support. The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries has identified cyber mercenaries as one category of actors that can generate mercenary-related activities. This entails a wide range of military and security services provided in cyberspace, including data collection and espionage.
[hscrentre.org, 15 May 2021]

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robotaxi

(名詞/可數) 無人駕駛計程車 - 中國大陸一家名叫 AutoX 的公司已在深圳、武漢和上海等數個城市推出無人駕駛的計程車,車內無人而且無遠端遙控,不過尚未對大眾開放服務。

引句:
AutoX already has more than 100 robotaxis deployed in five Chinese cities, including Shanghai and Wuhan. Over the next year, it aims to double its reach to more than 10 local cities. Whether the company can pull humans from behind the wheel in other markets depends on local regulators, Xiao said.
[edition.cnn.com, 8 December 2020]

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walking around video

(名詞/可數) 逛街導覽城市的影片 - 某人 PO 在社群媒體平台上、以走走逛逛的方式導覽特定鄉鎮城市或者帶領觀眾暢遊特定鄉鎮城市的影片。

引句:
Sometimes, though, all our frayed nerves and bored brains crave is a sense of return to pre-Covid public life, casual social interaction, streetscapes and regional citybreaks … Enter “walking around videos,” a burgeoning YouTube trend that’s flown under the radar for years but has quietly garnered millions upon millions of views, especially in recent months.
[hk.asiatatler.com, 20 August 2020]

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fearware

(名詞/不可數) 恐懼程式 - 一種利用人們現有的恐懼感來促使他們點擊會危害自身電腦之連結的網路攻擊。

引句:
Cyber criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic to spread dangerous malware and hack government computer systems. Security experts have labelled the new trend “fearware”, warning that victims may be more susceptible to be tricked or scammed during times of global uncertainty.
[independent.co.uk, 14 March 2020]

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