(名詞) 耳掛或耳戴式小型電腦或電子裝置。亦寫成 hear-able。cf. wearable (穿戴式電腦或電子裝置)。

Smart ear devices, or "hearables," are the new horizon in the wearable space and for good reason. Current wearables — fitness wristbands, heart rate straps, even Google Glass — tend to be novelty-based and require convincing consumers to put something new on their body. Alternatively, ear devices have the potential to make a lasting impact in the wearable space.
—Stephen Brown, "Wearable fatigue? Stick it in your ear," Wired, October 1, 2014

And finally, getting back to the ear, LeBoeuf said we may someday soon have "hearables": in-ear devices that provide private, intelligent communication along with super-accurate biometric measurements.
—Carol Mangis, "Will wearables be 'hearables'?," Consumer Reports, January 5, 2015



(名詞) 分享餌:圖文並茂或含有短片的社群網站貼文,目的在吸引讀者分享該貼文。亦寫成 share-bait 或 share bait。

Behold, we have entered the age of share-bait: Content that exists only to be shared.
—Caitlin Dewey, "Forget click-bait. We're living in the world of share-bait now," The Washington Post, August 27, 2014

In its short life, BuzzFeed has garnered almost as much criticism as it has readers. Competitors and media critics have panned the website as a manifestation of clickable sharebait on steroids.
—Stephen Hutcheon, "BuzzFeed, Ben Smith and how to harness the viral power of the bored-at-work brigade," The Sydney Morning Herald, November 28, 2014



(名詞) 無人飛機所拍攝的照片或影片。亦寫成 drone-stagram。這個字是由 drone (無人飛機) + Instagram (知名的照片和影片分享社群網站) 拼綴而成。
dronestagram (動詞):使用無人飛機進行拍攝。
dronestagramming (現在分詞/動名詞)。

Dear SF drone-owners…, please send me your #dronestagrams of the fog rolling in over the city. Thanks.
—Adam Kazwell, “Dear SF drone-owners…,” Twitter, June 3, 2014

Apropos of autonomous weapons, Cody highlighted some “dronestagrams” taken by the unmanned vehicles.
—Benjamin Bissell, “The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post,” Lawfare, November 1, 2014



(名詞) 資訊肥胖:過度吸收資訊。亦寫成 info-besity。這個字是由 information + obesity 拼綴而成。
-infobese (形容詞):資訊肥胖的 (過度吸收資訊的)。

People are suffering from info-besity. They are constantly snacking on LOLcats, on Psy on The Harlem Shake while similarly nibbling on Syria or tsunamis or European austerity and Australian politics.
—Stig Richards, "Bland Australian youth growing up as the 'info-besity generation'," Mumbrella, April 23, 2013

As someone ever-eager to flaunt my grammatical shallowness, I felt chagrined recently when a friend dropped "infobesity" into the conversation before I'd had a chance to claim this latest buzzword and introduce it in my column.
—Peter Bromhead, "Suffering from nomophobia?," The New Zealand Herald, October 3, 2014


digital pickpocketing

(名詞) 數位扒竊:竊取行動裝置的資料。與 electronic pickpocketing 同義,但 electronic pickpocketing 早在 1996 年就已經出現。
digital pickpocket (名詞):數位扒手。

Stuck on the tarmac, flipping through a travel magazine, you're struck by the blurb for metal-lined wallets. Purpose: to prevent digital pickpocketing by blocking radio frequencies.
—David Montgomery, "Electronic Pickpocket Stoppers," The Washington Post, April 2, 2008

The trousers are intended to stop thieves hacking into radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged passports or contactless payment cards.
—"Jeans made that will prevent 'digital pickpocketing'," BBC News, December 17, 2014



(名詞) 網路上引人注目、讓行動裝置用戶停下拇指滑動螢幕的動作來仔細檢視的文章或物品。

This is known, in Facebook land, as a "thumbstopper." And thus, the great promise of the digitial [sic] revolution is realized: The best minds of our generation are obsessed with manipulating the movement of your thumb on a smartphone touch-screen.
—Andrew Leonard, "How Mark Zuckerberg sells snake oil," Salon, August 4, 2014

Logic would suggest that thumbstoppers are much easier to accomplish with big consumer brands like Oreos, McDonalds, and Wendy's because there's a wider audience of cookie and hamburger lovers than there are krill oil aficionados.
—Bryan Evans, "Fishy Facebook Campaign Gets Users To Stop Scrolling," Business 2 Community, August 6, 2014



(名詞) 智慧型手錶 - 可執行應用程式、上網且內建一個或多個感應器的手錶。亦寫成 smart-watch, smart watch。

A decade ago, Nick Hayek, chief executive of the Swatch Group, and Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, introduced in New York a new kind of watch called the Paparazzi. It was presented as the pioneer of the so-called smartwatch, giving the wearer access to news, stock quotes and other data via Microsoft's MSN service.
—Raphael Minder, "Swiss Watchmakers Skeptical of Digital Revolution," The New York Times, March 26, 2014

Hypponen's quirky use of his Pebble is at least one answer to the question: what are smartwatches for? As sales of smartphones slacken, because almost everyone who wants one has one, hardware companies are looking around for other gadgets to sell us. And the smartwatch is their latest idea.
—Charles Arthur, "Analysis: Cool, wearable technology may be a few years away," The Guardian (London), May 28, 2014


virtual mobbing

(動名詞) 虛擬圍攻 - 利用網路媒介和技術來攻擊或聯合起來對付某人。
virtual mob (名詞):虛擬暴民。

He uses his book to describe how one can die by Twitter. He calls his experience a virtual mobbing.
—Tim Harper, "Tom Flanagan clawing back from a virtual mobbing," The Toronto Star, April 27, 2014

The background against which the inquiry took place was an increasing number of situations in which people were committing criminal offences using social networks — particularly Facebook and Twitter. The committee examined instances of cyber bullying, revenge porn, trolling and virtual mobbing to try and determine whether or not they were criminal offences and if they were, whether new legislation was required to deal with them.
—Katie Collins, "Crime on social media covered by existing UK law, Lords conclude," Wired UK, July 29, 2014


app poverty line

(名詞) app 貧窮線 - 程式設計師能夠靠開發 app 謀生的最低收入。

As I continue to meet with large numbers of app developers and publishers, I can't deny that many of them acknowledge the need for a good solid QA process. But examples like the above explain why in a market full of demanding consumers many developers live below the 'app poverty line', unable to make back their development costs.
—Martin Wrigle, "The App Fails of the Last 12 Months and What We Can Learn From Them," App Quality Alliance, May 28, 2014

Though the app stores continue to fill up with ever more mobile applications, the reality is that most of these are not sustainable businesses. According to a new report out this morning, half (50%) of iOS developers and even more (64%) Android developers are operating below the "app poverty line " of $500 per app per month.
—Sarah Perez, "The Majority Of Today's App Businesses Are Not Sustainable," TechCrunch, July 21, 2014



(動詞) 用 Photoshop 或類似影像處理軟體來造假圖片。這個字是由 faux + Photoshop 組合而成。
—(名詞) 用來造假圖片的軟體。

Garnish with a cucumber wedge. I didn't have one on hand, so I cleverly Fauxtoshopped one in. It's seamless, so you probably didn't notice.
—Cupcakes & Crowbars, "How to Make the Summer Break Survivor (Drink)," Snapguide, July 19, 2014

Gone are the days of painstakingly doctored UFO images. A simple head swap now turns Sarah Palin into a gun-toting babe (good one!), while a basic copy/paste job adds an extra missile to an Iranian launch (not so much!).
—Steven Leckart, "The Official Prankonomy," Wired, August 24, 2009