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TECH TERMS - DVD

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What is a DVD?

Definition: Stands for Digital Video Disc.  DVD's hold 10 times of what a CD can hold. It also provides better disc reading as well.



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What is a DVD?

Definition: Stands for Digital Video Disc.  DVD's hold 10 times of what a CD can hold. It also provides better disc reading as well.



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TECH TERMS - CACHE

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What is Cache?

Definition: Pronounced "Cash" - it is a special RAM chip that is very important in aiding the CPU when running a program. Important data or frequently accessed data is stored in the cache to prevent the CPU from always going to the main RAM for the necessary data.


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What is Cache?

Definition: Pronounced "Cash" - it is a special RAM chip that is very important in aiding the CPU when running a program. Important data or frequently accessed data is stored in the cache to prevent the CPU from always going to the main RAM for the necessary data.


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TECH TERMS - CPU

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What is a CPU (Central Processing Unit)?

Definition: The "brain" of all computers and console systems.  The CPU is like a manager or boss.  They tell what the other components of the system should be doing at a given moment.

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What is a CPU (Central Processing Unit)?

Definition: The "brain" of all computers and console systems.  The CPU is like a manager or boss.  They tell what the other components of the system should be doing at a given moment.

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TECH TERM - UNIVERSAL MEDIA DISC

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"Dad, what does UMD stand for?"  Well . . . I am "TechnicalJones" . . . right?  :-)

Definition: UMD stands for Universal Media Disc.  

UMD is an optical disc format developed by Sony for its portable game console, PSP (as in Playstation Portable) that was released in 2004.

UMD discs hold approximately 1.8GB of data and currently are used only for PSP games, applications and movies although Sony has announced plans to open up the format for third party companies as well.

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TECH TERM - UNIVERSAL MEDIA DISC

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"Dad, what does UMD stand for?"  Well . . . I am "TechnicalJones" . . . right?  :-)

Definition: UMD stands for Universal Media Disc.  

UMD is an optical disc format developed by Sony for its portable game console, PSP (as in Playstation Portable) that was released in 2004.

UMD discs hold approximately 1.8GB of data and currently are used only for PSP games, applications and movies although Sony has announced plans to open up the format for third party companies as well.

PSP_Dec 2008.jpg'Tis the season for giving, and parental learning!  :-)

TECH TERMS - HARDWARE

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What is hardware?

Definition: The mechanical and electrical parts of a computer system, including attached devices such as printers, cables, modems, and so forth.  The collection of compute hardware is also called a "platform".


TECH TERMS - HARDWARE

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What is hardware?

Definition: The mechanical and electrical parts of a computer system, including attached devices such as printers, cables, modems, and so forth.  The collection of compute hardware is also called a "platform".


MERRY CHRISTMAS

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!!!


MERRY CHRISTMAS

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!!!


TECH TERMS - GPU

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What is a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)?

Definition: A special processor dedicated to calculating the graphics in a game. A GPU allows for better looking console games and takes the load off of the CPU during gameplay. Think of it as a video card in a PC, but for consoles.



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What is a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)?

Definition: A special processor dedicated to calculating the graphics in a game. A GPU allows for better looking console games and takes the load off of the CPU during gameplay. Think of it as a video card in a PC, but for consoles.



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TECH TERMS - CONSOLE

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Definition: Dedicated device for playing video games, a console is generally connected to a television.



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Definition: Dedicated device for playing video games, a console is generally connected to a television.



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TECH TERMS - OLD SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL TECH GAMES

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Old School Game:  Rock-Papers-Scissors

 

Definition: Simple game where two players simultaneously show their hands, having chosen either rock (which beats scissors), paper (which beats rock), or scissors (which beats paper).


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New School Game:  Video Games

 

Definition: A game played using computer power and a video display. Can be computer, cell phone, or console game.   Sometimes used to describe console-based games only


Survey: More than Half of U.S. adults are gamers

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TECH TERMS - OLD SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL TECH GAMES

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Old School Game:  Rock-Papers-Scissors

 

Definition: Simple game where two players simultaneously show their hands, having chosen either rock (which beats scissors), paper (which beats rock), or scissors (which beats paper).


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New School Game:  Video Games

 

Definition: A game played using computer power and a video display. Can be computer, cell phone, or console game.   Sometimes used to describe console-based games only


Survey: More than Half of U.S. adults are gamers

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TECH TERMS - WEB PAGE

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Definition: A virtual space on the World Wide Web (WWW).  Independent set of instructions that can be download to a PC for display.


TECH TERMS - WEB PAGE

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Definition: A virtual space on the World Wide Web (WWW).  Independent set of instructions that can be download to a PC for display.


WEB SECURITY

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The fight to keep things safe on the web continues.

Check out this article: New Threats Thrive on a Changing Web




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WEB SECURITY

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The fight to keep things safe on the web continues.

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2008 TECH STORIES

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ONLINE ARTIST

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Check this out this free - Online Image Editor

I hope that it helps you bring out your true artistic flair.  :-)




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ONLINE ARTIST

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Check this out this free - Online Image Editor

I hope that it helps you bring out your true artistic flair.  :-)




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ONLINE POLITICS - EVERY CHILD ONLINE

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ONLINE POLITICS - EVERY CHILD ONLINE

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TECH TERMS - SOFTWARE

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What is Software?

Definition: A set of instructions that tell the computer hardware what actions to perform to complete a specific task.  Software is also known as a program or an application.

TECH TERMS - SOFTWARE

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What is Software?

Definition: A set of instructions that tell the computer hardware what actions to perform to complete a specific task.  Software is also known as a program or an application.

VIDEO WASTELAND

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VIDEO WASTELAND

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TOP SEARCHES

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What are the most popular search terms for 2008?

Check out: 2008 Top Searches




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What are the most popular search terms for 2008?

Check out: 2008 Top Searches




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CYBER CZAR

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The evolution of Technology and Politics continues:

Tech commission suggests new cybersecurity post




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CYBER CZAR

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The evolution of Technology and Politics continues:

Tech commission suggests new cybersecurity post




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FREE TECH

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You know how I feel about free stuff!!!  :-)




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FREE TECH

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TECH TERMS - AUTHENTICATION

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What is Authentication?

Definition:  The process of determining whether the individual signing in under a specific user name actually has an account with permissions to perform specific actions.

Authentication can be as simple as providing a user name and password, but especially in high dollar e-commerce settings, authentication is usually done in conjunction with access across secure channels and sometimes alternative authentication mechanisms (from thumb prints to retinal scans).


TECH TERMS - AUTHENTICATION

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What is Authentication?

Definition:  The process of determining whether the individual signing in under a specific user name actually has an account with permissions to perform specific actions.

Authentication can be as simple as providing a user name and password, but especially in high dollar e-commerce settings, authentication is usually done in conjunction with access across secure channels and sometimes alternative authentication mechanisms (from thumb prints to retinal scans).


MOBILE FOOD

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Do you like to eat and run?

This new mobile phone application should be of interest to you.

Check out:

Food Network launches mobile app





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MOBILE FOOD

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Do you like to eat and run?

This new mobile phone application should be of interest to you.

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Food Network launches mobile app





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MP3 SEARCH

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I found this interesting MP3 only search engine.

For all of you music lovers . . . Enjoy!!!  :-)




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MP3 SEARCH

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I found this interesting MP3 only search engine.

For all of you music lovers . . . Enjoy!!!  :-)




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SIGN GMAIL

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Want to customize your Gmail messages?

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How to: Get multiple custom signatures in Gmail




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SIGN GMAIL

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Want to customize your Gmail messages?

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How to: Get multiple custom signatures in Gmail




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SENIORS & TECHNOLOGY

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Check out this article on another group left out of the digital revolution - Senior Citizens:

That Digital Divide, Bridged in a Classroom 




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SENIORS & TECHNOLOGY

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Check out this article on another group left out of the digital revolution - Senior Citizens:

That Digital Divide, Bridged in a Classroom 




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