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  • September 22, 2005 22 Sep'05

    moire effect

    Moire effect is a visual perception that occurs when viewing a set of lines or dots that is superimposed on another set of lines or dots, where the sets differ in relative size, angle, or spacing.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    fair use

    Fair use is a legal concept that allows the reproduction of copyrighted material for certain purposes without obtaining permission and without paying a fee or royalty.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Why spyware isn't just a home-user problem

    An explanation of how spyware affects enterprise computing.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    How spyware gets in your computer

    Learn how spyware gets into your computer and how to prevent it from doing harm.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Betamax is a videocassette recording (VCR) technology that uses magnetic tape 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) in width.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Millennium Simulation

    The Millennium Simulation is a computer program that uses the laws of physics and initial conditions at the time the universe was formed to simulate the structure and the evolution of the universe, and in particular, the evolution of black hole s, ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Scooba is the name of a robot designed for vacuuming, scrubbing, and drying floors in households and businesses.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Undeleting is the process of recovering data that has been deleted from a storage medium, usually the hard drive of a computer.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    URL shortener

    A URL shortener is a Web site that will create a short Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or Web page address from a long one so that the short version, which is easier to remember and enter, can be used instead.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    nanoscale technology

    Nanoscale technology is a branch of nanotechnology in which standard size tools are used to manufacture simple structures and devices with dimensions on the order of a few nanometers or less, where one nanometer (1 nm) is equal to a billionth of a ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Google Alert

    Google Alert is an automated Web search service that can help people and businesses monitor the Internet for developments and activities that could concern them.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Tiger is the the code name for Mac OS version 10.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Make your home page

    Directions for how to make your browser's homepage.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Catalogue of Life

    The Catalogue of Life project is an international initiative intended to catalog every life form on the planet according to a standardized taxonomy and to organize that information into a comprehensive and universally accessible database system.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    torture test

    A torture test is an evaluation of an item's ability to withstand extreme conditions.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    black hole

    The term "black hole" is sometimes used to refer to an imaginary place where objects, files, or funds go when they get lost for no apparent reason.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    keyboard shortcut

    A keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys that, when pressed simultaneously, perform some task that ordinarily requires use of a mouse or other input device and may take longer to do.  Continue Reading




  • password

    A password is an unspaced sequence of characters used to determine that a computer user requesting access to a computer system is...

  • adware

    Adware is any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while a program is running.

  • botnet

    A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices, which may include PCs, servers, mobile devices and internet of things ...



  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...


  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems.

  • compact disc (CD)

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...

  • secondary storage

    Secondary storage is used to protect inactive data written from a primary storage array to a nonvolatile tier of disk, flash or ...


  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.


  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...