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  • August 28, 2008 28 Aug'08

    work

    Work is force applied over distance.  Continue Reading

  • August 22, 2008 22 Aug'08

    XNA Game Studio

    XNA Game Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that includes tools and code development libraries that hobbyists, students and other nonprofessionals can use to create computer games for Microsoft Windows and X-Box 360.  Continue Reading

  • August 19, 2008 19 Aug'08

    Enlightenment (E)

    Enlightenment, also called E, is a popular free and open source (FOSS) windows manager that can serve as a standalone desktop environment... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: IT's Greek to me!

    A quiz about tech terms derived from Greek: If you think your computer has a mean streak, you're exhibiting this, the tendency to think of non-humans as having human characteristics. The term comes from the Greek words for human and shape.  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: IT's about time!

    A quiz about time: Our current calendar system was instituted by Pope Gregory XIII, back in 1582. Who instituted the Julian calendar?  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: IT Potpourri

    IT trivia quiz: According to recent reports, Microsoft and Intel are conspiring on a device that will crush a popular handheld device with a fruity name. What is it?  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: IT lives!

    A quiz about inventors and innovators in information technology: This hugely successful organization began life in 1996 as an application called 'Backrub.' (Hint: It was created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, then two graduate students at Stanford ...  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: Intrusion prevention fundamentals

    A quiz about intrusion prevention: What describes any attack strategy where the attacker purposely makes it confusing and difficult for interested parties to figure out who initiated the attack.  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: Integrated threat management

    A quiz about integrated threat management. How much did malware attacks increase in 2005: 32, 48 or 75 percent? Or did they actually decrease?  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: In the Spammer's Lair

    A quiz about spammer techniques: What is a program that automatically trolls the Internet for email addresses.  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: IM lingo 4U

    Test yourself. A WhatIs.com vocabulary quiz about instant messaging.  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: HP

    A quiz about Hewlett-Packard technologies: What is a software suite from HP for managing applications, device availability, network conditions and status, system performance, service and program maintenance, and storage resources.  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Quiz: Halloween IV: Can you shriek Geek?

    Halloween-themed tech quiz: Ugh! This scourge of the Internet gets its name from a Latin word meaning slimy liquid or poison.  Continue Reading

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    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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