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  • September 29, 2006 29 Sep'06

    mouse potato

    A mouse potato is the computer equivalent of television's couch potato : someone who tends to spend a great deal of leisure time in front of the computer in much the same way the couch potato does in front of the television.  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2006 27 Sep'06

    nanopaint

    Nanopaint is a coating that can modify the properties of a surface or substance according to user-defined parameters.  Continue Reading

  • September 22, 2006 22 Sep'06

    virtual community

    A virtual community is a community of people sharing common interests, ideas, and feelings over the Internet or other collaborative networks.  Continue Reading

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    emulation

    Emulation, in a software context, is the use of an application program or device to imitate the behavior of another program or device... Continued)  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2006 15 Sep'06

    VisiCalc

    VisiCalc was the original computer spreadsheet program.  Continue Reading

  • September 08, 2006 08 Sep'06

    XJACK

    XJACK is a type of connector for notebook computer modem that allows a standard telephone connector to snap into the modem.  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    Gregorian calendar

    The Gregorian calendar is the calendar in current use in the Western world, both as the civil and Christian ecclesiastical calendar.  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    Julian calendar

    The Julian calendar was the 365-day calendar that Julius Caesar made official in 46 B.C. It replaced a calendar based on lunar cycles.  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    kilowatt-hour (kWh)

    The kilowatt-hour (symbolized kWh) is a unit of energy equivalent to one kilowatt (1 kW) of power expended for one hour (1 h) of time.  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    Six Sigma: Glossary

    This is a glossary of the Six Sigma concept. The central idea behind Six Sigma is that if you can measure how many "defects" you have in a process, using sophisticated statistical tools, you can systematically figure out how to eliminate them and ...  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    cubic meter (meter cubed)

    The cubic meter is the unit of volume in the International System of Units.  Continue Reading

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    scan converter

    A scan converter is a hardware device that converts a video signal into a format compatible with a specific type of display.  Continue Reading

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    multitasking

    Multitasking, in an operating system, is allowing a user to perform more than one computer task (such as the operation of an application program) at a time.  Continue Reading

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