Long before Twitter was using the "fail whale" as its server-outage image, the word "twitter" was an obscure anatomical term specific to the long-since-taboo practice of hunting sperm whales.
On today's 404 episode we'll tell you how Microsoft is breeding the next generation of young exterminators, why you'll never see the words "massive," "epic," and "amazeballs" on Gawker sites ever again, and how seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can play a big part in crowdsourced local business reviews.
Advertisers want to reach users who are tweeting about concepts, not just specific phrases, and Twitter is now giving them tools to target broader ideas.
Selfie, noob, lifehack, or bromance could be a new word in Hasbro's official Scrabble Players Dictionary thanks to the Scrabble Word Showdown. May the best word win!
New Mexico joins North Carolina in offering up a free texting service where health experts respond to sex-related questions within 24 hours.
Successors to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in-between screen could be called the Samsung Galaxy Mega range, but are 'phablets' a fad?
A slew of geeky terms have made it into the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English, not to be confused with the authoritative Oxford English Dictionary.
Sharon Vaknin reports on last night's Webby Awards and the new Xbox One gaming console. Then she sticks around to talk GIFs, her favorite Urban Dictionary entries, and her upcoming how-to reports.
The # symbol has become the key to connecting to people and events you care about on social media. It's also an obvious hole for Facebook.
This transparent touch screen could let you get your Internet kicks while you see what the weather's doing outside. CNET UK takes a look.