We understand that not everyone is quite as techtastic as we are, so in case you ever have to explain any of these terms to a total noob, we’ve got you covered with the monikers they should've been given instead.
Few people know that Autocorrect was a big innovative feature of Microsoft Word version 6.0, but has since infiltrated pretty much every gadget you type on. However, its effectiveness is so questionable that it has spawned a hilarious mock site. What do you expect from a tool that “corrects” Macdonalds into macro balsa, which obviously makes zero sense?
Honest name: Autowrong; it’s self-explanatory.
Twitter started off as a nice pleasant sound, but the social networking platform has since morphed into a platform for anyone looking for 140 characters of fame. That means no one gives a crap about creating succinct impactful tweets anymore, causing Twitter to morph into a mass of empty vessels.
Honest name: Bleater, because 140 characters are not stopping anyone from curating their content.
In terms of temperature, there’s nothing hot about it unless you have a crowd of teenagers squeezed into a tiny cafe trying to leech off its Wi-Fi. But yes, connection is almost always spotty so that’s one bit that’s accurate at least.
Honest name: Spotty and hot, though not in the way you expected it to be.
Honest name: Memory markers; okay, it's not the catchiest of names, but it makes us less hungry.
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The trending tech topic of 2014 is a concept that’s kind of difficult to understand; there’s nothing itty bitty about it at all. It’s a type of virtual currency that has left some men rich, others broke overnight, and the rest of us really confused.
Honest name: The Internet’s impending financial crisis
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