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  • February 28, 2007 28 Feb'07

    Daylight Saving Time patch

    A Daylight Saving Time patch is a modular piece of code created to update systems, devices and programs for compatibility with new start and end dates for Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the United States, Canada and Bermuda.  Continue Reading

  • February 27, 2007 27 Feb'07

    anti-spyware software

    Anti-spyware software is a type of program designed to prevent and detect unwanted spyware program installations and to remove those programs if installed.  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2007 23 Feb'07

    LiveDistro

    A LiveDistro is a distribution of an operating system on some bootable storage medium... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2007 23 Feb'07

    Podcast: What is a media-aware network?

    A media-aware network uses a combination of software and hardware within routers to bring more intelligence to the edges of a network, enhancing the experience of VoIP, videoconferencing, graphics-intensive gaming or other rich-media communications....  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2007 23 Feb'07

    Podcast: What is Joost?

    What is Joost? Formerly known as the "Venice Project," Joost is an IPTV service from the creators of Skype and Kazaa that is also based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology . When you listen to the podcast from WhatIs.com, you'll learn more about the ...  Continue Reading

  • February 16, 2007 16 Feb'07

    Internet caller ID

    Internet caller ID is an application that allows users to screen incoming telephone calls.  Continue Reading

  • February 15, 2007 15 Feb'07

    Secure Shell Charter (SSH Charter)

    The Secure Shell Charter (SSH Charter) is a set of papers produced by the Secure Shell Working Group (SSH Working Group), an organization dedicated to updating and standardizing the popular Unix-based interface and protocol known as Secure Shell (...  Continue Reading

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    defense contractor

    A defense contractor is any person who enters into a contract with a federal government of the United States for the production of material or for the performance of services for national defense.  Continue Reading

  • February 12, 2007 12 Feb'07

    Video: Web 2.0 Explained

    If you've been left wondering what exactly "Web 2.0" is, you're not alone. Over-used buzzwords tend to lose their meaning over time, after all. Fortunately, this video came along to help clarify things. Enjoy!  Continue Reading

  • February 09, 2007 09 Feb'07

    Glossary: Robotics

    Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. In this glossary, we've collected all of our definitions related to robotics and robots in one place.  Continue Reading

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    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

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    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

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