New words – 28 October 2013October 28, 2013
endless runner adjective describes a video game in which a character keeps running, encountering a variety of obstacles
If you’re a fan of endless runner games like Temple Run, starting today you’ll get your chance to do more than outrun a pack of demonic monkeys — you can take on your friends, too, with Zynga’s new title Running With Friends.
[http://techcrunch.com 15 September 2013]
flat design noun a term used to describe a simple screen design which does not feature the drop shadows or textures of a skeuomorphically designed screen
“‘Totally flat design, like in Windows 8, is a terrible usability mistake because it removes the users’ ability to see at a glance where they can click,’ said Jakob Nielsen, a usability guru with nearly 80 U.S. patents to his name.
[www.computerworld.com 10 June 2013]
adjective (of wearable computers) looking like glasses
The NY Times is all over the controversy this week, explaining that the ‘glasseslike device allows Internet access, as well as the shooting of photos and video, raising concerns about privacy and distraction.’
[www.jaunted.com 07 May 2013]