If You Named A Planet Recently You Probably Didn't, You Know,…

The International Astronomical Union is sitting down with the Internet to have a little talk. Just because some kids on the playground say they'll let you name an exoplanet for $5 doesn't mean you should give them $5. First of all they're not the boss of you, and second of all they have nothing to do with planet-naming » 4/14/13 1:15pm 4/14/13 1:15pm

Smartphone Is a Dumb Word: We Need a New Name

It's 2008. Why are we still calling the devices we carry in our pockets "phones." The difference between cordless phones and cell phones is just one word, though the difference in functionality is vast. Even more clumsily, we call phones with email and web browsing "smartphones," despite most modern geeks using less… » 10/20/08 1:00pm 10/20/08 1:00pm