space shift
v. 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,” Softpedia, December 3, 2013
n. 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
n. 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
steel man
n. The strongest version of an opponent’s argument, particularly when this version improves upon the opponent’s original argument. Also: iron man. [cf. straw man]
steelmanning pp.

You know when someone makes an argument, and you know you can get away with making it seem like they made a much worse one, so you attack that argument for points? That’s strawmanning. Lots of us have done it, even though we shouldn’t. But what if we went one step beyond just not doing that? What if we went one better? Then we would be steelmanning, the art of addressing the best form of the other person’s argument, even if it’s not the one they presented.
—Chana Messinger, “Knocking Down a Steel Man: How to Argue Better,” The Merely Real, December 7, 2012
adj. Having lots of suggestions.

If you don’t like the art style or a particular piece due to your personal prefrences [sic], don’t comment please. Criticizing someone without being constructive and suggestful is very unnecessary.
—Crossbonez-129, “Vert from Hyperdimensional Neptunia” (comment), deviantART, August 2, 2014
pp. Simultaneously performing multiple tasks using multiple screened devices. Also: media stacking, screen stacking.
stacker n.

We’re quickly becoming a world of multitaskers. While you’re reading this, you might be watching TV or using a second device — smartphone, tablet or laptop. In a study of the multiscreening behaviors of audiences in 30 countries, the U.S. ranks first in stacking, spending on average 91 minutes a day watching TV while also doing something unrelated on a second device.
—Joline McGoldrick, “Tuning into multitasking,” The Economist Group, April 25, 2014
school poor
adj. Having little ready cash due to the cost of sending one’s children to expensive schools. Also: school-poor.

Not quite our family, as it happens, and not that it’s anything to be ashamed of; indeed, the school-poor families are probably the ones who are sacrificing the most for their children’s educations.
—Eugene Volokh, “‘School-poor’,” The Washington Post, September 2, 2014
n. The state or condition of having an over-abundance of existing or potential technologically mediated connections to other people and to online resources. Also: over-connectedness.

In The Secret Horse her teenage heroine, Abby, lives on a ranch in California where her father buys and sells horses. The novels are set in the 1960s, partly, Smiley says, because she didn’t want the overconnectedness of today’s mobile phone and Facebook generation but also because she wanted to explore the moment in American equestrian history when traditional horse-breaking methods were challenged by a new style of training known in the US as natural horsemanship.
—Fiona Gruber, “Writing a horse,” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), September 10, 2011
n. A person who repeatedly proofreads writing because they are paranoid about publishing work that contains typos or other errors.

And despite the comedic intent, I could see myself actually using some of these words — as a copy editor, I’m definitely a “typochondriac,” or a paranoid proofreader.
—Sahil Chinoy, “Indie words,” The Daily Californian, November 4, 2013
n. A form of surveillance in which every person participates in the monitoring and recording of others. Also: co-veillance.

In this version of surveillance —a transparent coveillance where everyone sees each other — a sense of entitlement can emerge: Every person has a human right to access, and benefit from, the data about themselves.
—Kevin Kelly, “Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It,” Wired, March 10, 2014
n. The purchase of a company for the skills and talents of its employees rather than for its products or other assets. Also: acqui-hire, acqhire. [acquisition + hire]

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but the pieces fit together like that of a smaller purchase/acquihire: the Directr product will live on (now free) under its own branding, but the team behind it is joining YouTube’s video ad team.
—Greg Kumparak, “Google Acquires Directr, An App For Shooting Short Films On Your Phone,” TechCrunch, August 6, 2014
defensive architecture
n. Architectural designs and features that aim to deter unsanctioned uses of public or private spaces or buildings.

For more than a decade “defensive architecture” has increasingly been creeping into urban life. From narrow, slanted bus shelter seats — not even suitable for sitting on, let alone sleeping on — to park benches with peculiar armrests designed to make it impossible to recline; from angular metal studs on central London ledges to surreal forests of pyramid bollards under bridges and flyovers.
—Alex Andreou, “Spikes keep the homeless away, pushing them further out of sight,” The Guardian, June 9, 2014