(名詞) 禪軟體 - 設計來防止分心及加強注意力的軟體。亦寫成 zen-ware

Pang touches on the idea of "zenware," software that is designed to help us focus. In particular, he mentions WriteRoom and OmmWriter, full-screen text editors meant to help people write without getting distracted.
—Klint Finley, "Contemplative Computing," ReadWrite, July 8, 2011

Their inventions so far include wearable sensors that deliver rewards ("calm points") for breathing well while you work, developed by Stanford University's calming technology laboratory;...and scores of pieces of "zenware" designed to block distractions, with names such as Isolator and StayFocusd and Shroud and Turn Off The Lights.
—Oliver Burkeman, "Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online," The Guardian, May 10, 2013



(動詞) 使用奈米科技以分子的層次來製造物品。目前最主要的 nanofacture 過程是先使用軟體建立物品的分子模型,然後再用 3D 列印機將該物品印出,即製造出來。這個字是由 nano- 和 manufacture 拼綴而成。
nanofacturing (現在分詞/動名詞)

Hope's chosen medium is "nanofacture," a neologism that describes fabrication at a molecular level. He builds his paintings using a cobbled-together toolkit of hard and softwares, starting with a molecular modeling software called PyMol and ending with a RepRap 3D printer.
—Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan , "Artist 'Nanofactures' Paintings Using a 3D Printer and Molecular Modelling Software," Gizmodo, April 24, 2013



(形容詞) 類似眼鏡的,尤其是與可穿戴式電腦裝置 (wearable computing device) 有關的。亦寫成 glasses-like

But privacy issues — be they safety commission-operated street cameras or the prototype glasses-like wearable computers that enable you to record audio and video or ordinances regarding remote-controlled aircraft equipped to take photographs that are now being debated in Conoy Township — are the new front lines in the technology wars.
—"Privacy Invasion," Intelligencer Journal/New Era, March 14, 2013

Google's wearable computer, the most anticipated piece of electronic wizardry since the iPad and iPhone, will not go on sale for many months....

The glasseslike device, which allows users to access the Internet, take photos and film short snippets, has been pre-emptively banned by a Seattle bar.
—David Streitfield, "Google Glass Picks Up Early Signal: Keep Out," The New York Times, May 6, 2013



(名詞) 網路男蟲或女蟲假冒身份來騙取對方交往的惡行。
catfish:(動詞) 網路男蟲或女蟲假冒身份騙色騙愛;(名詞) 網路男蟲或女蟲。

註:這個詞源自美國 2010 年一部名為 "Catfish" 的紀錄片。"Catfish" 在台灣的中文片名叫做《非識不可》(Facebook),大陸則直譯為《鯰魚》。

And while what happened to Manti Te'o is bringing the term to light, we shouldn't talk about catfishing like it's a new thing. Ever since there's been an Internet, there's been a fat guy in an undershirt pretending to be a hot model. Social media only makes the lie more believable and more noticeable.
—Scott Kleinburg, "Don't be the next Te'o," Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2013

Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson was unsympathetic to their claims, finding that their conduct was objectionable enough to warrant censure by the university. She specifically calls them out for "catfishing" their victim.
—Kashmir Hill, "'Catfishing' Gets Its First Legal Mention," Forbes, April 26, 2013



(名詞) 雇用來監督及張貼訊息到公司在社群網站所成立之帳戶的實習生。這個字是由 Twitter (推特) + intern (實習生) 拼綴而成。
twinternship (名詞):這種實習生的身份。

A twintern is a graduate or university student who completes an internship at a company and has a focus on social media, including — but not restricted to — Facebook and Twitter.
—Cara Jenkins, "Interns help firms turn on social media," The Advertiser, January 8, 2011

You know all of those unpaid work experience kids that are handed the keys of a business' Twitter account? They now have a name for their situation — 'twinternship.'
—Oliver Milman, "The business buzzwords set to dominate 2013," StartupSmart, January 22, 2013



(名詞) 引起或助長網路犯罪活動的網路應用軟體。亦叫做 cybercrime-as-a-service, crimeware-as-a-serviceCaaS

註:這種 something-as-a-service 的概念來自雲端運算 (cloud computing),其線上應用程式 (如 Dropbox 和 Google Docs) 被稱為 software-as-a-service (SaaS)。

New versions of the ZeuS botnet code costs $3,000; Butterfly botnet code costs $900. Simplified botnets used in the rental and crime-as-a-service model are cheaper, such as Bredolab, starting at $50.
—Ellen Messmer, "World of botnet cybercrime paying pretty well these days," Network World, December 19, 2012

A worrying new phrase has entered the lexicon of cybercrime — Crime-as-a-Service (CaaS)...

CaaS has become a well-oiled machine, built on a wide network of players that fulfill specific functions.
—Vishak Raman, "Cybercrime-as-a-Service — A Very Modern Business," PCQuest, March 7, 2013



(名詞) 使用個人擁有的行動裝置 (如筆電、智慧型手機、平板電腦等) 來存取公司或工作場所的網路。這個字為 bring your own device 的頭字語。

Companies in 2012 generally conceded that BYOD is unstoppable. That said, workers who opt to join the BYOD craze this year won't have the same free-wheeling experiences that characterized the trend in its earlier stages.
—Byron Acohido, "Security for personal mobile devices for work tightens," USA Today, January 7, 2013

They were knocked aside by what the IT people called the BYOD movement, or bring your own device. People just started showing up with iPhones and said: 'This is what we're using. You in IT better figure out how to make them secure.'
—Michael Rogers, quoted in Phil Rosenthal, "BlackBerry comeback is a long shot," Chicago Tribune, January 27, 2013


second screening

(動名詞/現在分詞) 用行動裝置來監看自己在電視或電影中所看到的事物並在社群網站發表相關留言。
second screener (名詞):用行動裝置來監看自己在電視或電影中所看到的事物並在社群網站發表相關留言的人。

She also pointed out that The Killing's being subtitled prevents viewers from "second screening", swapping smart-alecky comments about the unfolding drama on Twitter and other social media as they're watching — and so maybe makes them concentrate on the show that little bit harder, and draw more rewards from it.
—Keith Miller, "Fair Isle sweaters optional at the Hay Winter Weekend," The Telegraph, December 1, 2012

DCM, which is a joint venture between Odeon and Cineworld, wants to change the perception of what advertising at the cinema can offer and is testing a mobile app that encourages second screening.
—Mindi Chahal, "Blockbuster ads in a digital age," Marketing Week, December 6, 2012



(名詞) 圖片中的某個元素或一小塊區域被做成動畫的靜態影像 (still image)。(見下圖 - 翻攝網路)

These days Gifs range from small, repeating film grabs embedded into blogs as a sort of illustrative punctuation, to the spectral Cinemagraphs of Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg.
—Tim Dowling, "Gifs: the retro animations that just won't die," The Guardian, August 26, 2012

But the coolest GIFs as of late have come from the rise of cinemagraphs, where creators take an image and animate one aspect of it, looping it together seamlessly to create an illusion of video where there is none—the image of a woman's skirt ruffling in the wind, or of a taxi seen in a reflection, driving past a café window.
—David Mendez, "Show Us Your GIFs!," Tucson Weekly, December 13, 2012



(名詞) 先進人工智慧 (artificial intelligence, AI) 所造成的災難。亦寫成 A.I.pocalypse。這個字是由 AI (artificial intelligence) 和 apocalypse (世界末日;大動亂;大災變) 拼綴而成。

Let's say there's a 5% chance of a superhuman General AI being developed in the next 10 years and ushering in the singularity. Let's say 4/5 of those scenarios would lead to a Bad End which could reasonably be called an apocalypse (or an "AI-pocalypse", perhaps).
—DeevGrape, "Most Likely Cause of an Apocalypse on December 21," LessWrong, December 3, 2012

The combination of these three views is thought to imply the AI-pocalypse: the state of affairs in which AI+ take over and do something very bad. This could range from enslaving the human population, to exterminating them, to destroying the world and to many other imaginable horrors.
—John Danaher, "The Singularity - Overview and Framework," Philosophical Disquisitions, December 24, 2012