Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero | ˈinˌbäks ˈzi(ə)rō |
1. state of having zero email messages in one's inbox | I am at inbox zero!
2. a term used chiefly to imply that the speaker receives a large amount of email—a traditional indicator of status | The only people who reach inbox zero are those who do not have any responsibilities or… » 7/13/12 2:40pm 7/13/12 2:40pm

Porn Browser

Porn Browser | pôrn ˈbrouzər |
1. browser mode ostensibly to make viewing secure information more safe, but only ever actually enabled to cover up embarrassing pornography | Oh no, I forgot to pop open a porn browser before engaging in self-love.
2. a setting used even by those individuals who are open about… » 9/06/11 7:20pm 9/06/11 7:20pm

Vocab Lesson: Vapor-Metalized Plastic

A piece of plastic goes in, a piece of metal comes out. At least, that's what vapor metallizing seems to accomplish, at least to our immediate senses. It's gilding, except it's been updated for the electronics age. And it's everywhere. » 8/26/10 2:00pm 8/26/10 2:00pm

Vocab Lesson: Thermocouples

Welcome to Vocab Lesson, Gizmodo's new weekly column on words—the ones you've heard, but can't quite define, or the ones you haven't, but might like to hear about. This week's lesson: Thermocouples! (Huh?) » 8/19/10 2:01pm 8/19/10 2:01pm