To send a video signal or file to another device; to begin watching video content on one device and then continue it on another. Also: screen-shift.
—screen shifting pp.
—screen shifter n.
As screen shifting
increases (starting to watch [on] one screen before transferring to another or beginning purchase research on one device and ultimately buying from another) screen agnosticism will almost certainly increase.
—Joanne Frears, “Do you stack or mesh?
,” Jeffrey Green Russell Limited
, June 4, 2014
Explaining parenting in a condescending way to people who don’t have children. Also: parent-splaining.
I am getting tired of all the parentsplaining
I’m sorry, but parentsplainers and abuse denialists no longer get to control this narrative.
—R.L. Stollar, “The Homeschool Lobby Now Has Public School Children In Its Crosshairs Too,” No Longer Quivering, January 30, 2014
A prenuptial agreement that specifies who gets custody of the couple’s dog or dogs. Also: pup-nup, pupnup.
One of the more common things Mr Edward sees is people fighting over pets.
“I’ve coined the terms pet nup and pup nup.
“It should say if the couple bust up, John gets the poodle or the wife gets the parrot.”
—Kylie Adoranti, “Casey, Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and Brimbank have the highest number of divorcees in Melbourne, ABS figures show,” Melbourne Leader (Melbourne, Australia), September 23, 2014
A professional firefighter who also works as a volunteer firefighter, usually in a rural area.
No one knows how many double-hatters
Ontario has — most are quiet about their off-duty work for fear of provoking union leaders — but it is estimated there are hundreds among the 19,000 men and women who take time off their regular jobs to respond to fires, crashes and medical emergencies in small communities.
—Kate Hammer, “Union turns up the heat on firefighters who volunteer on days off
,” The Globe and Mail
, September 17, 2014
The act of reflectively looking outside oneself, particularly by observing or examining other people’s thoughts and emotions. Also: out-rospection. [cf. introspection]
Roman Krznaric, author of the recent book Empathy (he’s in favour of it), thinks that “outrospection
” — the deliberate effort to seek out other people’s experiences — might help solve everything from inequality to climate change.
—Oliver Burkeman, “This column will change your life: empathy
,” The Guardian
(London), September 20, 2014
An unusually strong fear of, or aversion to, garden gnomes. Also: gnomeophobia, gnome phobia, garden gnome phobia.
“It’s good to confront the received wisdom that all gnomes are nasty,” Mr. Llewelyn-Bowen said. Referring to his wife, he added: “Also, Jackie has had to overcome her poshness and confront her gnomophobia
—Sarah Lyall, “Common Gnomes Pop Up at Rarefied Flower Show, to Horror of Many
,” The New York Times
, May 20, 2013
Publicly reproaching a household or institution for using water excessively during a drought. Also: droughtshaming.
—drought shame v.
—drought shamer n.
And some existing technologies are being repurposed to focus on the drought, for example, vizSafe, an app designed to post localized alerts allowing people to warn their neighbors about crime, flooding, fire, missing persons, and traffic, is being used for “drought shaming
,” calling out water wasters.
—Tekla Perry, “The California Drought: There’s an App For That
,” IEEE Spectrum
, September 12, 2014
A place a person works other than their office or home office.
The third workplace
, commonly called co-working space, combines the amenities and technology of a traditional office with the flexibility and lower expense of a home office.
—Nancy Crotti, “Embracing the ‘third workplace’ in the Twin Cities
,” Finance & Commerce
(Minneapolis, MN), November 29, 2013
The use of stereotypical Scottish imagery and props.
Prof. McKay explains that “tartanism
” was a romanticized view of Scotland — all about bagpipes, tartan and highland dancing, but it ignored the politics. “Angus L.,” as the premier was known, used this strategy to brand his province to promote tourism.
—Jane Taber, “Debate on referendum notably muted in Canada’s most Scottish province
,” The Globe and Mail
(Canada), September 17, 2014
To play media on a device other than the one on which it is stored. Also: space-shift, spaceshift.
—space shifting pp.
—space shifter n.
According to the case files, Hotfile will not protest its liability for the infringements of its users, but it can claim that other files may have been “space shifted
” by users.
—Gabriela Vatu,“Anti-Piracy Case Could Have Hotfile Paying Half a Billion Dollars to the MPAA
, December 3, 2013
A display element that can be positioned in any of the three spatial dimensions. [space + pixel]
Ars Electronica Futurelab staffers have been doing R&D since 2012 on what they’ve dubbed Spaxels
(space pixels)—a swarm of LED-equipped quadcopters that can fly in precise formation and thus “draw” three-dimensional images in midair.
—Magdalena Leitner, “A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Spaxels
,” Ars Electronica
, September 3, 2013
A wristwatch that can run apps, access the internet, and contains one or more sensors. Also: smart-watch, smart watch.
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