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binning

binning  n.— «Samsung manages to preserve low-light performance at such resolutions and framerates on such a small sensor using a technique called “binning,” whereby certain pixels are sometimes deactivated and grouped together...

paint the tape

paint the tape  v. phr.— «Tuesday’s closing prices were particularly important to money managers who report their performance based on quarterly figures, and suspicions of “painting the tape”—buying shares at the end of the day to drive up...

cog

cog  n.— «The drugs, known as “cognition enhancers” could improve brain performance in a number of ways, from sharpening short-term memory and increasing speed of thought. The Academy of Medical Sciences has already advised...

Greyjing

Greyjing  n.— «When it was announced in 2001 that the 2008 Games were to be hosted by Beijing, or as many are referred to it “Greyjing,” drastic action was undertaken to improved its smoky image—it’s just not sport when...

seat racing

seat racing  n.— «In rowing, boats qualify for their country based on performance at events like the world championships and other Olympic qualifiers, then the athletes compete for seats in the boats. The process, known as “seat...

ratting

ratting  n.— «It can also cause some performance slowdowns in low-security areas where players are staging large fleet battles against each other. But for people who may just be “ratting” (a term for fighting small skirmishes with computer...